An equine nutritionist suggested vitamin E for my show horse that travels nonstop for much of the year. Why?
After offering horses various cuttings of bermudagrass and teff hay either with or without poultry litter fertilization, researchers found that the horses in the study preferred bermudagrass over teff hay and preferred forages that were not fertilized with poultry litter.
Is hay made from tall fescue acceptable forage for a pregnant broodmare?
Obesity remains one of the most important health and welfare issues facing horses living in developed nations. Yes, increased exercise combined with dietary restriction plays an important role in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, but what else can we do to help?
The likelihood of developmental orthopedic disorders, such as osteochondritis dissecans, increases if weanlings aren’t fed properly during this transition period.
Could a lack of calcium in my mare's diet cause symptoms similar to those seen in dairy cows with milk fever?
Pregnant mares require special nutritional attention to ensure the maintenance of their own health and body condition along with the proper growth of the developing fetus.
Some horses maintained in a herd setting, regardless of how natural it seems, need human help for optimal nutritional management.
I recently switched from a ration balancer to a senior feed, and now my gelding's tail seems to be falling out and his coat has become dull and brittle. No other changes to the diet have been made. Help!
For horses that have access to plentiful amounts of fresh green forage, additional vitamin supplementation is often unnecessary. Shortly after harvesting, however, the amount of vitamins A and E decreases significantly in hay and hay products.
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