Nutrition-Related Problems

Tennessee Feed Recalled

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative officials voluntarily recalled four lots of horse feed in early and mid-November after a horse’s death was linked to the feed, which contained high levels of a livestock drug. The 10% Grain Mix (item #93638) was

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Analyzing Forages

We all know a horse’s primary food is pasture grass and/or hay (forage). The quality of the forage is, thus, a major factor affecting his health. Do you know if your horse’s forage meets his needs? Truly, most of us don’t–but we should.

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Choosing Feeders: Rack ‘Em Up

There are so many types of hay racks, mangers, and feed bins available, how do you know the best one to choose? What factors should you consider? Read on for tips on picking the right feeder for your horse’s needs.

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Vitamin E for Better Health

Nonenzymatic antioxidants, such as vitamin E, are critically important to protect horses from tissue damage and disease, and they might enhance immunity during these processes. However, the form of vitamin E your horse obtains determines the

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Diseases of Dietary Origin

The axiom, “You are what you eat” does have relevance to horses with regard to health and well-being. Here’s a review some of the more common dietary problems that affect various organ systems in the horse.

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The Role of Antioxidants for Horses

Antioxidants (which include vitamins E, C, and A, selenium, glutathione, lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, and isoflavins) act to stabilize free radicals and halt oxidative damage. Here’s a look at how they function.

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Malicious Mycotoxins

Leave your saddle sitting in a corner of your tack room after you and your horse are caught in a rainstorm, and you’ll get an eye-opening look into the world of fungi and molds. Within days, your leather tack will have sprouted a patchy coat of

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Copper Sulfate and Ergot

Making sure that copper requirements are met in the overall diet of horses is prudent. However, there is no real need to test soils for copper, and certainly no evidence that fertilizing with copper sulfate will minimize the occurrence of the ergot

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Water Contamination

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New MRLS Theory Suggested

The examination of mycotoxins, wild cherry trees, molds, cyanide, odd climatic conditions, and unusually heavy caterpillar infestation has led to one more possible theory to how mare reproductive loss syndrome was triggered this

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Studies on Vitamin E

Researchers at Oregon State University and elsewhere are continuing to examine the role of vitamin E in horse health, including disease prevention and therapy. In particular, vitamin E deficiencies and/or supplementation could be important

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Amazing Minerals

Of all the ingredients of a horse’s diet, minerals are unique. Here’s a rundown of the most important minerals in your horse’s diet.

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Soil and Water Testing

As you push your shopping cart down the aisle at the supermarket, it’s likely become routine for you to do a quick scan of the nutritional analysis printed on the side of every cereal box and container of yogurt you select. Instantly, you know how

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What’s in Your Feed? (Contamination)

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Vitamin E and Equine Motor Neuron Disease

Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, reported at the Cornell at Saratoga Symposium on Equine Health Care that many of the questions about equine motor neuron disease (EMND) have been answered. EMND was first reported in 1990 by the late

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