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You Should Know These Five Equine Nutrition Disorders

You Should Know These Five Equine Nutrition Disorders

According to a recent survey, most horse owners or caretakers have a good knowledge of the basics of equine nutrition. They are, however, less sure of how dietary requirements change if a horse is... more »

Apr 27, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Cooperative Assistance for Farm Owners

Cooperative Assistance for Farm Owners

Merriam-Webster defines agriculture as: "the science, art or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops and raising livestock and, in varying degrees, the preparation and marketing of the... more »

Apr 26, 2015 by in Stable Management

Research on Hay Net Design

Research on Hay Net Design

Horses have evolved to consume several small forage-based meals throughout the day, often spending greater than 14.5 hours grazing each day. However, many of today's horses are housed in boxstalls or... more »

Apr 25, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Understanding Mineral Digestibility in Horses

Understanding Mineral Digestibility in Horses

Horses need a number of minerals to build and maintain skeletal and soft tissue and support the function of various body systems. Although the horse can synthesize some vitamins within its own body,... more »

Apr 24, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Flooring for Horses

Flooring for Horses

The floor that your horse stands on helps to protect his safety. It must be non-slick and cleanable. It must also be durable. In this article, we’ll provide you with some options for equine flooring. more »

Apr 23, 2015 by in Barns/Grounds

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Your "Other" Animals and Wildlife on the Farm

Since the majority of horse and farm owners have other four-legged pets, we wanted to share this article from M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, on behalf of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. There... more »

Apr 22, 2015 in Barns/Grounds

Tips on Managing Thin, Older Horses

Tips on Managing Thin, Older Horses

Although many older horses sustain good body condition and health on normal maintenance rations, other horses may lose weight, especially in severe weather, by the time they reach about 20 years old.... more »

Apr 21, 2015 by in Equine Health

Laser Treatments Increase Equine Ophthalmology Offerings

Laser Treatments Increase Equine Ophthalmology Offerings

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital recently acquired equipment that has increased its service offerings for equine ophthalmology patients. The semiconductor diode laser device allows... more »

Apr 20, 2015 by in Equine Health

Small Business Loans for Women

Small Business Loans for Women

There is a lot of money to be had for small-business development in the U.S., with banks, the government and private lenders making loan promises. Women-owned businesses have traditionally had less... more »

Apr 19, 2015 by in Stable Management

Horses Prefer Tastes They are Used To

Horses Prefer Tastes They are Used To

Whether they are ill or just plain old finicky, horses that have a decreased intake of food or water are at risk for colic. One potential way to encourage feed and water intake, and even facilitate... more »

Apr 18, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

Social Separation and Training Research

Social Separation and Training Research

The intensity with which a horse responds to separation from its group and subsequently to being alone is relevant for both horse and handler safety. Identification of training methods that may reduce... more »

Apr 17, 2015 by in Equine Health

Misconceptions in Selecting Forage for Horses

Misconceptions in Selecting Forage for Horses

Forage, in the form of hay or pasture, is the primary ingredient in the diet for most horses. Horses can consume many different varieties of high-quality forage, both alfalfa and grasses, without any... more »

Apr 16, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

 Equine Researchers Investigating Silicate Associated Osteoporosis

Equine Researchers Investigating Silicate Associated Osteoporosis

Equine researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine need your help in investigating a devastating disease in horses--Silicate Associated... more »

Apr 15, 2015 by in Equine Health

Body Weight Estimation Research and App

Body Weight Estimation Research and App

Excessive body weight has become a major health issue in the equine industry. The objectives of the study, conducted at he University of Minnesota, were to determine if the addition of neck... more »

Apr 14, 2015 by in Equine Health

New Research in Sudden Changes in Horse Diets

New Research in Sudden Changes in Horse Diets

Although the equine digestive tract is exquisitely sensitive, it adapts surprisingly well to sudden changes in diet, said researchers from New Zealand. “It is widely accepted that the... more »

Apr 13, 2015 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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