Specific to animals, including horses, elephant root reportedly manages internal and external parasites, improves poor appetites, reduces coughing and diarrhea, and helps clear retained placentas.
Proper turnout offers innumerable benefits. However, for some horses timing of turnout needs to be optimized to maximize health and minimize ingestion of fructans.
Water is one of the six essential nutrients required by horses for health and well-being. Should horse owners rely upon pasture and natural sources of water found on the property to properly hydrate horses?
According to a group of scientists, aloe vera isn’t just soothing for burnt or irritated skin but also potentially beneficial for protecting the sensitive lining of the stomach.
Recent research shows that a liquid vitamin E supplement may be more beneficial than a powdered formulation.
The two most common questions about electrolyte supplements include what type of product is best and how much electrolyte should be fed.
My old mare has some food sensitivities that make nourishing her difficult. Can you help me with a weight-gain ration for her?
Joint supplements continue to lead the way in nutritional supplement sales, with the majority of horses involved in competition receiving these products. Much of the research conducted in this field involves analyzing one or two ingredients only, and studies involving combinations of products remain scarce.
Performance horses require more calories per day than pleasure horses or horses used for light or moderate work. Researchers suggest adding “high-energy” forage to diets to help meet the calorie demands of equine athletes.
Stallions work hard to fulfill their breeding duties each year, with some popular Thoroughbreds covering almost 200 mares in a single season. When those stallions become so-called “shuttle stallions,” does their success rate remain constant, or are they overworked?
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