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Tips on Purchasing Large Round Bales of Hay for Horses

Tips on Purchasing Large Round Bales of Hay for Horses

Question: I would like to start feeding my horses large round‐bales, but I have no idea how many bales to buy. I have two average sized horse who would have 24/7 access and the hay. The large round... more »

Jan 24, 2017 by in Feed/Supplements

Tips on Storing Horse Hay

Tips on Storing Horse Hay

Once you have found good-quality hay for your horses, the next step is to store it so it remains good-quality hay. First you need to keep it dry... more »

Jan 23, 2017 by in Feed/Supplements

Nutrition Right From the Start of a Horse's Life

Nutrition Right From the Start of a Horse's Life

It is no surprise that nutrition plays an enormous role in the health of a foal. Meeting a foal's nutritional requirements is necessary to ensure proper growth and bone development. more »

Jan 09, 2017 by in Feed/Supplements

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

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

 Nutrition Problems in Horses: Hard Keepers

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Hard Keepers

Despite plentiful food, some horses have difficulty in holding their weight and condition. Sometimes this is simply a matter of that horse's unique metabolism, but it can also be due to a... more »

Dec 17, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

The Cost of Horse Hay

The Cost of Horse Hay

Availability--determined by weather during harvest--affects hay prices. Maybe you can pay $3 a bale for grass hay, or you could be limited to higher prices demanded by local sources. Hay is... more »

Dec 11, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Research Update: Small Hay Bale Feeders

Research Update: Small Hay Bale Feeders

Credit: University of Minnesota These results demonstrate that small square-bale feeder design affected hay waste, estimated hay intake, herd body weight change and payback when adult... more »

Oct 22, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Study on High Fat and Low Starch Diets and their Effects on Muscle Cramping

Study on High Fat and Low Starch Diets and their Effects on Muscle Cramping

This study was designed to determine the effects of three rations (low grain, fat, high grain) on plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity and lactate concentration in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent... more »

Sep 29, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Research on Hay Steaming for Horses

Research on Hay Steaming for Horses

Management strategies for horses with respiratory disease include soaking hay prior to feeding. Hay steaming is an alternative to this practice; however, little is known about its impact on forage... more »

Sep 24, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Growing Horses

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Growing Horses

One big concern with growing horses is the occurrence of developmental orthopedic disease. Developmental Orthopedic Disease (DOD) is a broad term that describes a variety of musculoskeletal problems... more »

Aug 28, 2016 by in Feed/Supplements

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

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Aged Equines

Nutrition Problems in Horses: Aged Equines

An older horse experiences a variety of health and body conditions, ranging from too thin to too fat, while some remain in good flesh and good health. One of the main... more »

Aug 21, 2016 by in Equine Health

 


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