Nutrition-Related Problems

Choosing Salt and Mineral Blocks for Horses

Choosing between plain white salt blocks, red mineralized blocks, rock salt on ropes, and more can be challenging. Our nutritionist offers advice on the best way to supplement salt in your horse’s diet.

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Feeding Horses With Special Needs

Read about the do’s and don’ts of feeding horses with 4 common health conditions, including gastric ulcers, metabolic disorders, and more, in the May 2022 issue of The Horse.

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7 Dietary Deficiencies in Horses

Providing a balanced diet that meets your horse’s nutritional needs and being aware of possible shortcomings are vital for his care. Read about seven aspects of your horse’s diet that might not be up to par.

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PPID: An Endocrine Disease

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, or equine Cushing’s disease) is caused by an enlargement of the pituitary gland’s middle lobe (the pars intermedia), which results in an overproduction of hormones that regulate bodily functions. Learn more about this disease in our slideshow.

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