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?
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.
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