How can I change my mare’s diet so that she’s less reactive?
The most important thing to understand when feeding lactating mares is that their needs will change not only throughout their pregnancy but throughout the lactation period as well.
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.
|Stabilized Rice Bran–Just the Facts, Please|
|Hot Blood, Warm Blood, Cold Blood in Horses|
|Feeding Oil to Horses: Choose Wisely|
|Causes of Poor Appetite in Horses|
|Signs of Imminent Foaling in Mares|
|Trailering Your Horse: Five Nutrition Tips|
|Gastric Ulcers in Horses: Injectable Treatment in Development|
|Old Horses and Gastrointestinal Disease|
|What Is the Effect of Early Weaning on Young Horse Development?|
|Pasture Safety: Toxic Plants and Horses|