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Using obstacles can increase time to consume feed when feeding adult horses.

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.

Furosemide Use in Thoroughbreds

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.

Effect of Meal Frequency in Horses

This research confirms that feeding several small meals throughout the day is preferred for healthy horses.

Foal Weight Gain on Pasture

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 to Water

Adding supplements or electrolytes to water can decrease intake in horses.

Grazing Muzzles

Grazing muzzles are an effective means of restricting pasture intake by ponies.

Hay Steaming

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. 

Feeding Grain

The Pre-Vent feeder design seems useful for increasing time spent eating and reducing grain wastage.

Feed digestibility in aged horses

No difference was found in healthy horses.

Hay soaking

Results in dry matter losses.

AM vs PM grazing

Horses ate more in the PM, likely in response to increases in nonstructural carbohydrates.

Restricted grazing

Ponies anticipated the restricted grazing time period and ate more quickly.

The effect of water acidity

The lower the pH of the water, the less the horses will consume.

Slowing grain consumption

Using obstacles in the feed bucket increased feed intake time.

Equine pasture consumption

Horses consumed more dry matter during the first 4 hours than the second 4.

Abrupt diet change and body weight

Abrupt change from pasture to hay results in decreased body weight.

Feeding horses with PSSM

Avoid hay with nonstructural carbohydrate content of greater than 16%

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