Recent Blog Posts

Refeeding the Malnourished Horse

Starved horses can be a product of owner ignorance or economic hardship. Regardless of the reason, a horse may end up in a debilitated state. The goal for the new caretaker is to help the horse return to good health and appropriate body weight as quickly and safely as possible. For responsible caretakers of a starved horse, there are two immediate considerations: The first step, and the most important one, is to have an equine veterinarian perform a complete physical exam.

Help Us Give Rescue Horses a Second Chance

There are close to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter. That’s why Purina sponsors A Home for Every Horse — a program to help find homes for horses in need. Through this sponsorship, we supply participating rescue shelters with the high-quality nutrition developed by the Ph. Equine Nutritionists at the Purina Animal Nutrition CenterD To date, we’ve donated more than 400 tons of feed. What We’re DoingPurina will donate $150,000 in free feed coupons to rescue shelters participating in the A Home for Every Horse Program.

How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr. Vineyard discusses specific nutrient requirements affected by exercise and how these nutrients influence a horse’s ability to perform. Energy  Water Electrolytes Proteins and amino acids Vitamins and minerals Read More How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse