equine diet

Do Horses Suffer From Food Allergies?

Food allergies are on the rise in humans, but what about our equine counterparts? “Food allergies” are not necessarily immunologic in nature—many times what people dub an “allergy” is simply an adverse reaction to something that is ingested. Food allergies in horses are not common and can be difficult to diagnose. Food allergies in horses […]

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Stop The Spooking By Adding Fat

It’s common knowledge that a horse’s diet will affect his attitude — ask anyone who has had to exercise a fit horse that eats loads of sweet feed. Similar to people, excessive amount of sugar can make horses not feel well, which they can demonstrate by being spooky, having a short attention span, becoming very […]

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Stall Vices Linked To Digestive Discomfort In Horses

Horses evolved wandering miles each day and grazing in herds. Now, many horses lead a very different life, spending most of their time in stalls, eating two large meals a day, and having little contact with other horses. This shift from migratory foraging to stationary meal-eating can cause disturbances in health and behavior. For example, long-term […]

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How To Keep Older Horses Healthy

A better attention to nutrition detail and amazing advances in veterinary medicine have made it possible for many horses to live significantly longer lives; horses living into their 30s and even 40s is not as uncommon as it once was. While horses may be growing older longer, they still face the same issues no matter […]

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Changes At Feeding Time Can Help Cut Down The Risk Of Sand Colic

The accumulation of sand in the gastrointestinal tract of horses can cause painful obstructions. Though sand impactions can occur at various points along the tract, including the stomach, small intestine, cecum, and ascending colon, those involving the ascending colon are most often noted at surgery. “Feeding on the ground and grazing short grasses can cause […]

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Changing A Horse’s Feed: How Slow Should You Go?

Horses thrive on routine, and the same goes for their digestive system. Nancy Loving, DVM, a large animal veterinarian based in Colorado, says that nearly any change made to a  horse’s diet should be done gradually to allow the animal’s intestinal bacteria to adjust and adapt to the new nutritional components of the feed. The […]

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