Horse owners often have trouble identifying fatigue because its multidimensional nature varies with activity, training and physiological status of the individual, and environmental conditions.
Is there an alternative feed or supplement that we can give our obese pony so we don't have to give him grain?
I own a 13-month-old filly that's in moderate weight. I am moving her to a farm closer to me that has great pasture, and she will be turned out all day, every day. With this change in pasture, what's the best feed for her?
Keeping the microbiome healthy involves various management strategies, such as offering an appropriate diet, minimizing abrupt changes in diet, and adding various dietary supplements, including prebiotics, probiotics, curcumin, and now possibly kefir, according to some researchers.
Many horsemen believe that diets should be more heavily fortified as horses age in order to make up for losses in digestive efficiency, but new research is challenging this notion.
Horses lose their appetite for a variety of reasons. One lesser-known cause is gastrointestinal discomfort emanating from gastric ulcers and hindgut acidosis.
What causes manure-eating in adult horses?
When should I start my mare on a gastric supplement after she's been on a course of prescription omeprazole?
With the ever-increasing use of nutraceuticals in equine medicine, one research team explored the use of curcumin to help minimize the proliferation of opportunistic bateria that may cause diarrhea-causing alterations in the intestinal microbiome.
One research team found that a muesli-based diet, high in both fat and fiber, did not result in increased glucose or insulin blood levels after being fed with hay. In contrast, horses fed an oat-based diet high in starch had significantly higher blood glucose and insulin levels.
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