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Preparing Your Horses for Winter

Preparing Your Horses for Winter

Horses enjoy cold weather and the relaxation that winter brings, but it takes more than hay to keep them healthy during the colder months. Optimal nutritional planning will help them enjoy the season... more »

Jan 04, 2017 by in Feed/Supplements

The Healthy, Older Horse

The Healthy, Older Horse

Let me tell you about Bugsy. He was an Appendix Quarter Horse I rescued a few years ago. When he came to me, he was significantly underweight, suffered from an old stifle injury, and had a distrustful... more »

Jan 03, 2017 by in Equine Health

Three Not-So-Common Myths about Feeding Horses

Three Not-So-Common Myths about Feeding Horses

Horses are complex animals, and correctly meeting their nutritional needs can be challenging. We all have our horses' best interests at heart, but it is easy to understand how feeding... more »

Dec 24, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Underweight Horses: Solutions for the Hard Keeper

Underweight Horses: Solutions for the Hard Keeper

You might be relieved to have a horse who doesn’t have an obesity problem. Carrying less weight certainly has its advantages: less strain on joints, faster metabolism, and lower risk of a... more »

Dec 20, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Winter Freedom for Horses and Owners!

Winter Freedom for Horses and Owners!

Brrrr! It's cold! Time to take that heavy jacket out of the closet. And it's time to prepare the barn! Extra soft bedding, perhaps some nice relaxing music. Close the windows. Even get... more »

Dec 09, 2016 by in Equine Health

Feed Your Horse Like A Horse is Now in Paperback

What to feed, how to feed, and when -- conventional wisdom used to dictate the answer: Toss out a flake of "good quality" hay and hope the for best. These days, though, advances in nutritional... more »

Nov 30, 2016 by in Industry News & Information

Equine Social Stress Plays a Role in the Development of Fecal Liquid

Equine Social Stress Plays a Role in the Development of Fecal Liquid

Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany studied possible causes of the formation of fecal liquid in otherwise healthy horses. Fecal liquid (or fecal water, as the... more »

Oct 29, 2016 by in Equine Health

Alfalfa and the Insulin Resistant Horse — The True Story

Alfalfa and the Insulin Resistant Horse — The True Story

Alfalfa can be an excellent addition to most horses' diets, even for those who are insulin resistant (IR). I often recommend feeding it because it boosts the overall protein quality of a... more »

Oct 14, 2016 by in Equine Health

Too Much Iron Can Be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse

Too Much Iron Can Be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse

Are you adding a supplement to your horse's diet that contains iron? If your horse is overweight, diagnosed with insulin resistance, or suffers from equine Cushing's disease, here's... more »

Aug 26, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Camelina Oil - Ever Heard of It?

Camelina Oil - Ever Heard of It?

Sometimes your horse will need additional calories to sustain high energy needs for work/performance, or to help with weight gain. In such a case, oil can be safely added to your horse's diet.... more »

Aug 25, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Piles of Grass Clippings are No Treat for Your Horse

Piles of Grass Clippings are No Treat for Your Horse

Are you tempted to cut your grass, then rake it into soft, fragrant, tasty piles of clippings for your horse to nibble? According to equine nutrition expert Dr. Juliet Getty this should be the last... more »

Jun 29, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

My Horse is Gaining Weight on Free Choice Forage! Why Isn’t It Working?

My Horse is Gaining Weight on Free Choice Forage! Why Isn’t It Working?

True, gradual weight loss can be achieved by creating an environment that allows horses to eat and behave in sync with their normal instincts. Hormones such as insulin, cortisol, and leptin are in... more »

Jun 10, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Does That “Hay Belly” Really Mean Your Horse is Fat?

Does That “Hay Belly” Really Mean Your Horse is Fat?

Ever been told that your horse has a hay belly and needs to lose weight? Well, relax! He's not fat, he just has gas! In fact, gas production is normal and healthy. It indicates that your horse... more »

Apr 28, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Reduce Risk of Infection When Traveling With Horses

Reduce Risk of Infection When Traveling With Horses

For many horses, this is the season for traveling to horse shows and events. Considering periodic outbreaks of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) and other infectious diseases, it is critical that your horse... more »

Mar 23, 2016 by in Equine Health

Add a Serving of Caution to the Tender Spring Grass

Add a Serving of Caution to the Tender Spring Grass

Transitioning a horse from hay to pasture must be handled with care; this point is non-negotiable. For every horse, a gradual change from hay to grass is required to allow the digestive system to... more »

Mar 20, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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