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Just Say No To Grain To Go

Feeding a horse his grain meal while he’s in a moving trailer on the way to a show or event may save time, but it’s definitely not good for his gut. A horse is better off to skip a meal entirely than eat in a moving trailer. Trailering is stressful to horses, even those that […]

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Does Oat Color Influence Equine Ingestion?

A recent study investigated if the color of oats influenced equine preference. Oat hulls can range from white and yellow to tan and even black. Though the color doesn’t influence quality, feed companies have traditionally assumed that equine owners would prefer white oats, which is the most common color found in horse feed. University of […]

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Ongoing Drought Causes Australia To Prep For Another Year Of High Feed Prices

Australian livestock feed producers warn of rising costs for feed production as the drought gripping many parts of the country shows minimal signs of abating. Longtime producer Brett Caddy of Southern Cross Feeds says that the impact of the drought on feed production is “frightening” and it’s the worst he’s ever seen. Though Caddy is […]

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Animal Wellness, Florida Veterinarians Help Horses Impacted By Hurricane Dorian

The Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF), in its latest set of actions on disaster response efforts, is providing hay to surviving horses on the island of Grand Bahama. Large animals are often not a central focus of animal disaster response efforts after an emergency, but their needs are often as acute as those of stranded or […]

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Hallway Feeds President To Be Inducted Into Saddle And Sirloin Club

The Saddle and Sirloin Club, which is comprised of the national livestock industry’s most honored and distinguished figures, will induct its newest member, Robert (Bob) Hall Jr. on Sunday, November 17. Over 90 individuals wrote letters of support for Mr. Hall to the selection committee conveying his worthiness to be inducted into the esteemed club. […]

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Study: Common Equine Management Methods Harm Horse Health

Confining horses to individual stalls is a common form of equine management around the world, though this means of living is contrary to a horse’s natural instincts to live in a herd, exercise and eat nearly constantly. Researchers from France investigated 12 housing and management factors to determine what effect, if any, they had on […]

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Eat Up: Anise Flavoring May Make Horse Feed More Palatable

Many horses like the taste of peppermint and apple, and oftentimes these flavors are added to the feed and medicines in an effort to make them more palatable. Jesse Francis, a graduate student at Southern Illinois University, was curious about other flavors horses preferred, so she created a study to determine which oil-based flavorings horses […]

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Hear Me Out: Horses Remember Specific Voices

Many horse owners feel gratified when they call their horse and hear him he answer them with a nicker or a whinny. A recent study published in the journal Nature suggests it may be true that the horse recognizes not just a human voice calling him to dinner, but specific human voices. Previous research has […]

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The Advantage Of Feeding Oats

Horses on the track are fed multiple pounds of feed per day. Oftentimes this feed includes sweet feed and oats. Oats have been fed by horse owners, and specifically racehorse trainers, for years. The starch content in oats is significantly less than other grains like wheat and corn; oat starch is also more digestible, meaning […]

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Causes Of Colic: More Than Just Feed Changes

Equine management changes can increase the risk of colic, and it’s not just the changing of feed horse owners and caretakers need to be concerned with: changes in exercise, pasture, water or housing can also up a horse’s risk of gastrointestinal distress. Also, a new study shows that the more caregivers a horse has, the […]

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