How to Properly Conduct an Equine Nutrition Evaluation: Figuring Requirements

Ration evaluations are intended to compare a horse’s daily nutrient intake to a set of requirements to see how well the feeding program meets the horse’s nutrient needs. This seems a pretty straightforward accounting exercise, but what nutrient requirements should be used? Continue reading…

Ionophore Toxicity in Horses

Ionophores are a specific type of antibiotic that are sometimes added to cattle and chicken feed to promote growth and to prevent coccidial infections. The doses of ionophores normally used in feed for other animals can be highly toxic to horses. Continue reading…

From the Sales Ring to the Training Track: Feeding During the Transition

Feeding young racehorses is a challenge because nutrients must be supplied to support both growth and exercise.  Continue reading…

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