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Care and Feeding of the Endurance Horse



At a previous AERC 100-Mile Championship, photo by C. Mike Tomlinson, DVM

Nutrition


Feeding Horses from the University of Missouri Extension

Feeding the Endurance Horse - Kentucky Equine Research Article

Good-Quality Forage from Kentucky Equine Research (pdf)

Hay Storage and Use from Kentucky Equine Research (pdf)

Articles of interest by feed manufacturers:

Kentucky Performance Products offers articles on training, nutrition and health issues, and a Q&A section

Purina Mills lists many articles, from "dental care" to "weight management"

Southern States Cooperative has a selection of health and nutrition articles


Hydration


A High-Speed Review of Hydration, by Susan Garlinghouse, DVM, originally published in Endurance News


Calcium


The Basic Bones of Calcium Metabolism, a 3-part article by Susan Garlinghouse, DVM, originally published in Endurance News


Body Condition


Body Condition Scoring published by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension




Body Condition Scoring, by Jeanette (Jay) Mero, DVM, from Endurance News, Dec. 2013

Body Condition Scoring (Tevis Research), by Susan Garlinghouse, DVM, from Endurance News, January 2015



The Foot


Functional Anatomy of the Horse Foot from the University of Missouri Extension

Hoof Care for Your Horses from TheHorse.com

Finding and Keeping a Good Farrier by Cherry Hill

Nutrition as It Relates to the Hoof from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

Beating the Metabolic Pull


Beating the Metabolic Pull, Part 1: Hydration, by Susan Garlinghouse, DVM

Beating the Metabolic Pull, Part 2: Gut Motility, by Susan Garlinghouse, DVM

Beating the Metabolic Pull, Part 3: Energy Balance, by Susan Garlinghouse, DVM

Colic


Endurance Horse Post-Ride Maladies, by Thomas R. Timmons, DVM

Colic in the Endurance Horse, by Jeanette (Jay) Mero, DVM

Colic and the Endurance Horse, Part 1, by James Bryant, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Colic and the Endurance Horse, Part 2, by Ann Stuart, DVM

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome


Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

Gastric Ulcers in Endurance Horses, by Gary P. Carlson, BS, DVM, PhD

Worms and Deworming


Internal Parasites: Strategies for Effective Parasite Control from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines


Vaccination and Disease


Vaccination Schedule for Adult Horses from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), updated 2015

Housing


Housing the Horse from EquiWorld.net

Bedding in the Horse Stable from EquiWorld.net

Emergency Planning


Emergency Preparedness from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

Disaster Planning for Horse Farms from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

Disaster Action Guidelines for Horse Owners from the Maryland Department of Agriculture

When Disaster Strikes from the UC Davis Horse Report (pdf)


More . . .

To find published studies from www.pubmed.gov -- a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, click on www.pubmed.gov and search PubMed for topics of interest, i.e., "equine endurance exercise," "equine training," "equine overtraining," etc. Try different keywords and you will find a wide variety of research studies.

For a variety of articles from a cooperative partnership of more than 70 universities, click on www.extension.org.


Updated 4/20/21