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Helping a Horse Gain Weight

December 11, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, weight gain, weight loss, horse nutrition, horse diet,

Weight loss is a common concern among horse owners. Cold temperatures demand more energy for the horse to maintain body temperature and stay warm.

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Nutrition Nuggets: At what age is a horse considered a senior?

December 11, 2019

Tags: nutrition nuggets, Nutrition, senior,

Horses age at different rates, just like humans. Physiological changes usually occur by the time they are in their twenties. These changes include exercise capacity and differences in hormones. They also go through physical changes, such as losing teeth and topline muscle loss.

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How Much Does A Horse Eat?

November 22, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, forage,

There’s nothing like the excitement of a new horse or one’s first horse. One of the most important things to consider is that horse’s diet. But where to begin?

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Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID) – What is it, and how does it affect my horse’s diet?

November 22, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, laminitis, equine nutrition, horse nutrition, horse diet, Equine Cushing's Disease, PPID, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction,

Equine Cushing’s Disease, also known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is one of the two most common endocrine disorders diagnosed in horses. The other is Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS). While PPID and EMS are completely separate conditions, nutritionists often make similar feeding recommendations for both situations. First, let’s define each condition.  Alphabet Soup – What is PPID

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Nutrition Nuggets: When to Consider a Complete Horse Feed

November 20, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, safe feed, nutrition nuggets, complete feed, horse nutrition, horse feed,

In this month’s featured Nutrition Nugget, find out if you should consider a complete feed for your horse. A complete feed contains all the nutrition your horse needs in a concentrated form and is specially formulated with high fiber and appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals.

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Nutrition Nuggets-How To Use PERFORM 'N WIN

August 15, 2018

Tags: Nutrition, horse, equine, equine nutrition, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free, equine dedicated, summer, hydration, electrolytes, performnwin,

In this episode of Nutrition Nuggets, Dr. Nettie explains how to use PERFORM 'N WIN electrolytes to help keep your horses hydrated in the summer.

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Nutrition Nuggets-Cost Per Day

June 30, 2018

Tags: Nutrition, horse, equine, horse feed, equine nutrition, equine feed, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free,

Nutrition Nuggets is back! In this episode, Dr. Nettie explains how you can calculate how much you are spending per day on your horse's feed and why cost per day is more important than cost per bag.

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Nettie Liburt Named Senior Equine Nutrition Manager

May 1, 2017

Tags: Nutrition, horse, buckeye nutrition, equine,

BUCKEYE® Nutrition and Mars Horsecare US, Inc. have named Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS, Senior Equine Nutrition Manager. Liburt will oversee the development of training materials and contribute to new product development and research.

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Does Breed Affect Insulin Dynamics?

February 12, 2016

Tags: Nutrition, horse, buckeye nutrition, ponies, insulin,

Being obese and/or having abnormal insulin responses (insulin dysregulation or ID) is thought to increase the risk of laminitis.  Obesity is often associated with ID in certain breeds, but are there breed differences in insulin responses regardless of body condition? In this study, researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia investigated whether breed contributes to ID in non-obese horses.

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A New Way to Assess Body Fat: The Body Condition Index

November 4, 2015

Tags: Feed, Nutrition, horse,

Obesity is widespread in the equine population, especially in horses & ponies used for pleasure or leisure, and can be associated with adverse metabolic conditions.

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