Lactating mares provide the sole source of nutrition for newborn foals. Milk production requires significant nutrient consumption. How do mares do it?
Refeeding extremely thin horses can be challenging for even the most well-meaning caretakers. One refeeding schedule was proposed by university researchers and has been used for many years.
What can I do to address the dual problems of excitability and thinness in my pony jumper?
Any alteration in the proper functioning of the equine gastrointestinal tract can quickly become life-threatening, so it is important to ensure this system runs smoothly.
Can you recommend any changes to my gelding’s diet that might help with keeping gastric ulcers at bay?
Most ponies are metabolic marvels, capable of transforming mere handfuls of forage and feed into well-fleshed physiques. The problem with ponies: ensuring optimal nutrient delivery without risking obesity or laminitis.
Although caloric restriction alone can result in weight loss, new data show that dietary changes alone may not be sufficient to reverse metabolic dysregulations that accompany excess body weight.
Direct administration of anti-inflammatory corticosteroid drugs into joints to provide relief from discomfort remains a common practice in many sectors of the equine industry, but evidence exists they can potentially damage articular cartilage, rather than protect it.
Providing adequate nutrition for the mare as she transitions from one trimester to the next need not be difficult. Use the following six guidelines to stay on track, helping to ensure the delivery of a healthy, nutritionally robust foal.
Can I use canola oil to add weight to my aged Arabian?
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