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.
Information from Our Horse Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about horses.
How can I help prevent pasture-associated laminitis and colic in my horses?
Restricting pasture access for your horses can help but can also be impractical. Other steps include mowing pastures, building partitions in the pasture to limit the space where horses may graze lush grass, moving them to shaded pastures, using grazing muzzles, limiting turnout times (two to four hours per day), and feeding supplemental hay and concentrates to curb hunger with the hope of limiting pasture consumption. Keeping horses at a healthy weight and body condition and on a regular exercise program are also beneficial.