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Proper Feeding of Horses and Ponies

Best practices for feeding horses and ponies to keep them healthy and in top performance condition.

Oct 24, 2017
Corn in Horse Feed: Good or Bad?
By Clair Thunes, PhD
A friend recently recommended that I switch my horse to a different commercial feed because his current one contains corn. She said horses cannot digest corn so to look for a product without it. Is this true? More info...

Feb 14, 2017
How to Feed Senior Horses
by Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS
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Twenty percent of the U.S. horse population is now over the age of 20. And with age comes increasing risk for several conditions, including colic, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, aka equine Cushing’s disease), dental disease, and weight loss/gain. Fortunately, nutrition can aid in managing these issues. After all, “age is a number, not a disease,” said Megan Shepherd, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVN. More info...

Feb 1, 2017
Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues
By Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS
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Horses with exertional myopathies can experience muscle fatigue, pain, cramping, and damage. Special modifications to diet and exercise can help these horses. Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVSMR, of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences described how to maintain these horses in her presentation at the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 3-7 in Orlando, Florida. More info...

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