Articles - nutrition

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Ask Us – Horses Eating Straw

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., discusses why horses sometimes eat straw....

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Getting Inside the Gut

Experts at the Ontario Veterinary College are looking for better ways to diagnose gastrointestinal tract problems. ...


Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

Get advice on how to feed for hoof health....


Why is Colostrum so Important?

Q: What is colostrum, and why is it so important for the newborn foal? ...


Cereal Grains

Horses are fed cereal grains such as oats, corn and barley, primarily to increase the energy density of their diet. ...

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Feeding Salt and Minerals

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, discusses salt and mineral block options...

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Nutrition Notes – Hay

Learn how eating hay helps keep horses warm, and why you may need to feed more during the winter....


Feeding Horses Recovering from Colic Surgery

Your horse has come through colic surgery with flying colours, but what should his diet consist of while he recovers?...

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Horse owners should be aware that certain feed additives and contaminants can result in positive drug tests....


Feeding for Performance

To allow an equine athlete to perform to his genetic potential - to jump high and/or run fast - as well as ward off fatigue and prevent injuries, we need to meet his nutrient requirements and refine what fuels he is burning as he works....

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