Using obstacles can increase time to consume feed when feeding adult horses.
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Water supply during the cold seasons might be more critical than under summer conditions.
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.
Decreases in energy generation during exercise found in furosemide-treated horses were attributed to the losses in body weight caused by the drug's diuretic action.
Horses consumed less water in the winter compared to the fall. Feeding mash to horses was helpful in increasing overall water intake.
This research confirms that feeding several small meals throughout the day is preferred for healthy horses.
A positive relationship was identified between foal average daily gain (ADG) and rainfall, suggesting ADG's will be higher during periods of greater rainfall.
Adding supplements or electrolytes to water can decrease intake in horses.
Grazing muzzles are an effective means of restricting pasture intake by ponies.
Steaming represents a management strategy for reducing dust and mold levels and increasing dry matter intake in some hays. However, steaming should not replace the main goal of feeding good quality (i.e. low in dust and mold) hay.
The Pre-Vent feeder design seems useful for increasing time spent eating and reducing grain wastage.
No difference was found in healthy horses.
Results in dry matter losses.
Horses ate more in the PM, likely in response to increases in nonstructural carbohydrates.
Ponies anticipated the restricted grazing time period and ate more quickly.
The lower the pH of the water, the less the horses will consume.
Using obstacles in the feed bucket increased feed intake time.
Horses consumed more dry matter during the first 4 hours than the second 4.
Abrupt change from pasture to hay results in decreased body weight.
Avoid hay with nonstructural carbohydrate content of greater than 16%