Researchers believe that fish oil, known to make cell membranes more fluid, could potentially increase the ability of a foal’s intestinal cells to absorb immunoglobulin G, a protein obtained from the mare's colostrum that provides foals with the ability to ward off infection.
Imagine a fellow horse owner sends you this Facebook message: “Why do you feed oats instead of sweet feed?”
A recent article addresses the fact that many horses are fed based on historical trends rather than modern conditions. According to the authors of the article, equine diets were significantly altered with domestication.
Is one form of glucosamine better than another?
Can I use alfalfa (lucerne) pellets to help nourish my racehorses?
Could digestive discomfort cause cribbing in my yearling filly?
Selecting high-quality, science-based products remains the best way for horse owners to fill nutritional gaps in diets, but it is often a challenging task that requires the assistance of an equine nutritionist and veterinarian.
A concerned horsewoman called Kentucky Equine Research (KER) about an unhealthy three-month-old foal. She followed the recommendations of both the veterinarian and the nutrition advisors at KER, and the colt made a complete turnaround.
What is the best way to keep your horse's gastrointestinal tract in tip-top shape?
My Standardbred racing filly has problems with allergies and anhidrosis when shipped to Florida to train in the winter. Is it her diet?
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