According to new research, weaning is one of the most stressful events in a horse’s life.
How do horses process excess protein, and does protein digestion differ in horses of different ages? Does excess protein lead to thyroid problems?
Feed manufacturers provide horse owners with an assortment of products to choose from, most of which are formulated to support a certain life stage or activity. When a horse’s life changes, so too should its diet.
A recent study suggests that body weights of racehorses vary from season to season, and differences in energy metabolism might exist between sexes.
Some horse owners snub first-cutting hay for horses, regardless of whether it is grass or legume. Why, you ask? Reasons abound.
Can nutrition cause retained placentas in broodmares?
Equine nutrition experts agree that stabilized rice bran is a valuable feed additive for some horses but, like any change in diet, must be added slowly and properly to avoid gastrointestinal problems.
In some horses, metabolism of carbohydrates contributes to severe muscle cramping during exercise. Switching to a diet with a lower percentage of starch and a greater percentage of fat relieves muscle problems in many horses.
Would omega-3s help prevent a racehorse from bleeding when he breezes?
One group of researchers suggested that nebulization of standard injectable formulations of dexamethasone sodium phosphate could serve as an economical, safe, and effective alternative to commercial inhaled corticosteroids for managing equine asthma.
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