Am I feeding my gelding enough protein?
The development of fat pads or patchy fat, regardless of a horse’s weight, may be an indicator of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).
The plant most commonly linked to pasture-associated stringhalt is Hypochoeris radicata, also known as false dandelion, flatweed, or cat’s ear, though poor-quality, drought-scarred pasture is thought also to be implicated.
Greater awareness of this has led horse owners to be more conscientious of management practices that optimize gastric health, including the use of FDA-approved treatments such as omeprazole and research-based nutritional supplements such as Rite-Trac.
When it comes to overweight horses and hay, horse owners know too much is not helpful, but how much is too little?
A group of equine veterinary researchers suggested several reasons why should you look to nutritional supplements and natural products to help prevent or manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome in horses.
My mare tested positive for both HYPP and PSSM. How should I feed her in light of this?
When horse owners hear the word “colostrum,” many think of the immunity-building, infection-fighting immunoglobulin G—a protein found in the mare’s first milk. According to a recent study, however, colostrum has several elements that benefit foals.
Can I feed corn and cob mix to my horses?
Despite best efforts by owners to follow strict diet recommendations for horses with metabolic syndrome, some feeds and medications contain sweeteners, including certain medications used to counteract equine metabolic syndrome.
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