Water supply during the cold seasons might be more critical than under summer conditions.
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Steaming represents a strategy for reducing dust and mold concentrations and increasing dry matter intake in some hays, but can result in leaching of essential nutrients.
There is potential for dietary glucosamine HCl supplementation to have a positive effect on joint inflammation and cartilage turnover in young growing horses.
Results indicated that individually-housed horses prefer to utilize shade when it is available in hot, sunny environments.
This research confirms that feeding several small meals throughout the day is preferred for healthy horses.
Results indicate that steaming represents a viable management strategy for reducing dustiness in hay containing elevated dust levels.
Adding supplements or electrolytes to water can decrease intake in horses.
Horses should have a yearly dental evaluation, especially if consuming a diet low in forage or high in pellets.
Avoid hay with nonstructural carbohydrate content of greater than 16%
Rib fractures in foals may be occurring more frequently than previously thought.
Alfalfa hay may help with gastric ulcers.
Magnesium cement performs the best.
Pastured horses have greater fitness and bone density.