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     FEATURED HORSE ARTICLES 

    Lessons from the Farm

    What we’ve learned can help you care for your horses and return the happiness they bring you.

    Kathy Williamson, DVM - Man...

    Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

    Kathleen Young, Ph.D. - Lea...

    Feeding Options for Senior Horses: Part One

    Kelly Vineyard, M.S., Ph.D....

    How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the...

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    Give Your Horses the Best Nutrition Possible

    We offer a variety of horse feeds and supplements that contain the highest-quality ingredients. So regardless of their age or lifestyle, you can find what’s best for your horses.

     
    Strategy® GX horse feed
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    Equine Senior® horse feed
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    Hydration HayTM Blocks
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    Omolene #200 Horse
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    Information from Our Horse Experts

    Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about horses.

    Q
    Why is good dental care important for senior horses?
    A
    As a horse ages, the grinding motion of chewing wears the teeth down, and the teeth then erupt to replace what has worn away. At some point in a horse’s life, there is not enough tooth left to replace the wear, and the horse can no longer chew properly. Further, as the teeth wear, they can develop sharp edges or points that can lacerate the cheeks and tongue. Finally, inadequate chewing can cause lack of salivation, which may result in poor lubrication for swallowing, thus increasing the possibility of choke.