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nutrition What’s in your horse’s feed bucket? Good nutrition is the key to a healthy horse. Learn all about feeding a horse and meeting his nutritional needs.



Horse Nutrition - Balancing Your Horse's Diet to Achieve an Ideal Weight
Too fat? Too thin? Expert nutrition advice on balancing your horse's diet to achieve an ideal weight.

Insulin Resistance
By Holly Werner Caccamise

Kentucky Bluegrass
By Holly Werner Caccamise

Horse Health - Stall Smorgasbord
If you have a stabled horse with vices, read on.

Equine Nutrition from A to Z
Feeding your horse may seem like a complex task, but it can be simple with our glossary of equine nutrition terms.

Horse Disease - Most Performance Horses Thought to Have Ulcers
Recently published research has revealed the presence of ulcers in the colons of performance horses.

Does Your Horse Need Prebiotics and Probiotics?
Whether or not these supplements can help your horse depends on his health and lifestyle.

Preventing Grass Founder
Stop metabolic laminitis before it starts.

Selecting the Right Hay for Your Horse
All hays are not created equal. Find out what you should be looking for when purchasing hay for your horse.

Horse Nutrition - Seasonal Feeding
Special considerations for your horse's diet throughout the four seasons.

Holistic Horse Care - Supplements for Horses
Determine if your horse needs extra supplements for an extra boost of nutrition.

The Amazing — and Troublesome — Equine Digestive System
An overview of the horse's digestive system and where things can go wrong.

Toxic Horse Treats
Before you share a snack with your horse, find out which ones are truly safe for horses.

Winter Feeding
Six tips for feeding your horse well through winter.

Senior Horse - Match Feed With Need
Fulfill your horse's energy needs by providing proper nutrition.

Horsekeeping - Healthy Pastures
Experts give advice on how to make the most out of your pasture.

10 Rules to Feed By
No matter what type of horse you have, proper nutrition is important for keeping him healthy and happy.

Senior Horse Servings
Nutrition strategies for the older horse

Top 10 Winter Feeding Tips
Here are ten tips to feed your horse for a healthy winter.

Equine Nutrition Tip: Grass Clippings are Not Safe for Horses
Find out why it's not safe to feed your horse grass clippings after you've mowed the lawn.

A Better Technique for Measuring Changes in Your Horse's Weight
Taking a weight tape measurement at the heart girth may not be the best method.

Winter Nutrition Tip: Don't Forget the Water
Snow is not an adaquate source of water for horses.

Research Shows That More Than 20 Percent of Horses are Too Fat
The British study found a high obesity rate in horses kept as recreational mounts.

Protein and the Equine Diet
Dr. Juliet Getty explains the importance of protein in your horse's diet.

The Truth about Hay Bellies
Find out what really causes the distinctive, round abdomen in some horses.

Good nutrition is the key to healthy hooves
Poor-quality hooves could be an indication of other problems.

Is your horse getting his minerals?
Your pasture may not provide everything that your horse needs.

Use caution when introducing your horse to spring grass
Limiting intake at certain times of day can reduce risks related to fresh grass.

How does grazing time affect ponies' grass intake?
A recent study shows that reducing turn out time may not reduce the amount of grass consumed.

Iodized salt can help your horse's health
Iodine is necessary for proper thyroid function in horses.

Supplemental salt can help your horse in hot weather
Hot, humid weather increases the need for salt in your horse's diet.

Can horses eat before exercise?
Read more on this equine nutrition myth.

Feed extra forage at night for your horse's digestive health
Horses' digestive systems are designed to work constantly throughout the day and night.

Slow feeding is best for horse health
Equine nutritionists recommend ways to slow down your horse's consumption of forage and concentrate.

How to Safely Feed a Malnourished Horse
Whether undernourished due to illness or neglect, bringing a horse back up to a healthy weight must be done carefully.

Horses on a restricted diet resort to eating bedding
Even wood shavings become an appealing snack when equines are put on a diet.

Vitamin D Requirements for Horses
Stabled horses and those in northern regions are at risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Feeding fruit to an insulin-resistant horse
Horses love fruit, but is it safe to feed to a horse with insulin resistance?

When is the best time to feed grain to your horse before competition?
Testing by Kentucky Equine Research shows when to feed to optimize a horse's energy use.

Managing Insulin Resistant Horses
Even overweight horses stay healthiest with free-choice forage.

Vitamin C for senior horses
Older horses need supplemental vitamin C to maintain good health.

Is your horse getting sufficient vitamins and minerals?
If you're not feeding according to label instructions, your horse might be missing out.

Understanding Processed Horse Feeds
Is it better to feed processed or unprocessed grains to your horse?

The value of fat in a horse's diet
Supplemental fat may be a solution for sugar-sensitive horses.

Why don't horses have a gallbladder?
The equine diet and eating habits require a different type of digestion than that of humans.

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