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.
Scores of horses will gorge themselves on that long-awaited lush, green pasture of springtime. There are several steps owners can take to avoid pasture-associated laminitis in the spring.
Dandelions crop up just about everywhere – on lawns, in pastures, even in gardens. Is it OK for your horse to consume them?
It’s nearly impossible to force a horse to eat if he doesn’t want to, but there are some things that can be done to help stimulate the appetite of the more discriminating eater.
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?
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