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Is Your Feeding Program Up to Snuff? - Dr. Amy Gill

    The nutritional needs of horses actually change quite frequently...

Something Extra for Joints - Dr. Amy Gill

   Nutritional additives, or supplements, are proven to help a horse improve its athletic potential

Equine Nutritional Supplements - Dr. Amy Gill
   What doesn't work, what does and when to use them

Investigating Equine Alternative Therapies - Dr. Amy Gill
    Focus on some of the more-studied and widely accepted nutraceuticals, novel treatments, and complementary therapies

Optimizing Equine Bone Formation - Dr. Amy Gill
    Role of nutrition, training, and drug interaction

Feeding and Management of Weanlings - Dr. Amy Gill
    Careful feeding practices and minimizing stress will help prevent erratic growth rates in weanlings

Unique Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse - Dr. Amy Gill
    A horse has unique anatomical and physiological characteristics that relate to nutrition

Feed Additive to Improve Equine Digestion - Dr. Amy Gill
   Feed additives appear to help maintain proper function of the delicate digestive tract

Equine Obesity - Dr. Amy Gill
   Proper diet and mandatory exercise to avoid long-term negative and debilitating health effects

Balancing the Equine Diet - Dr. Amy Gill & Emily Hill
   A deficiency or an excess in your horse's diet can impact health and performance

Feeding After Colic Surgery - Dr. Amy Gill
   Recovering horses require proper nutrition and management to reduce stress

Myths and Misconceptions: Debunking Feeding Myths - Dr. Amy Gill
   When it comes to feeding horses, myths and old wives' tales abound

Bicarbonate Loading - Dr. Amy Gill
   Sodium bicarbonate loading could delay onset of fatigue and mask use or detection of drugs

Understanding Feed Tags - Dr. Amy Gill
   Selecting horse-feed products requires a clear understanding of nutrients in manufactured feeds

Organic Selenium - Dr. Amy Gill
   Organic selenium may be a powerful antioxidant in horses

Minerals - An Integral Part of Equine Nutrition - Dr. Amy Gill
    Mineral Imbalances can lead to health issues in horses

Proper Management of Horses
- Dr. Amy Gill
    How to minimize mental and physical stress for horse's optimal health and performance

Disorders Caused by Feeding Practices
- Dr. Amy Gill
   Understanding evolution of equine metabolism provides insight into managing disorders

Alternative Feeds for Racehorses
- Dr. Amy Gill
   Easier digestibility is among the benefits of using processed feeds over sweet grain mixes

Managing the Nervous Horse - Dr. Amy Gill
   Smart feeding practices can help racehorses overcome physical and mental stress

Hidden Benefits of Alfalfa
- Dr. Amy Gill
   Alfalfa provides excellent-quality forage, but often underused due to misconceptions...

Feeding to Prevent Colic

    Written by Heather Thomas with quotes from Amy Gill, PhD, Anthony Blikslager, DVM, and Stephen Duren, PhD, learn why proper feeding practices are crucial in preventing gastrointestinal problems in the horse.

Feed Supplements for Horses
   Written by Heather Thomas with quotes from Amy Gill, PhD, read about the equine supplement options that help improve digestion, provide vitamin and mineral sources, support bone and joint health, enhance performance, improve hair, hoof, and coat condition, and aide overall equine health.

Feed and Supplements
  Written by Heather Thomas with quotes from Amy Gill, PhD, and Stephen Duren, PhD, read what makes up a good feeding plan and what type of equine supplements maybe beneficial to add to your horse's diet.

Working with a Nutritionist
  Written by Heather Thomas with quotes from Amy Gill, PhD, Burt Staniar, PhD, Karen Davison, PhD, and Stephen Duren, PhD, learn how working with a qualified equine nutritionist can be advantageous for both you and your horse's life.

Preventing Degenerative Joint Disease: Horse Joint Supplement

   Horses are naturally active animals that require a lot of exercise. Too much of the same type of physical activity, however, can lead to damage and deterioration of joint tissues. Many performance horses will eventually suffer joint damage or...

Build Stronger Bones: Equine Joint Supplement

   One of the most common ailments found in performance horses are bone and joint disorders.     Repetitive impact during training and performing leads to...


Building A Stronger Horse
   For the performance horse, healthy joints are imperative. The rigors of training and competing can overtime cause joints and bones to become painful and arthritic. One way to help alleviate pain...

Restorative and Reparative
   Many performance horses will at some point develop joint and bone problems during their competitive careers. Over time, joints and bones can become painful...