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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. ...

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Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

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

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Why is Colostrum so Important?

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

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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....

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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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Busted!

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

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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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