While controlled inflammation following exercise helps muscles heal, excess oxidative stress, and the subsequent production of harmful free radicals does not.
One tenet of horse feeding that bears repeating over and over relates to concentrates; simply put, keep meal size small. The reasoning rests on the understanding of stomach size and rate of feed passage through the small intestine.
Forage should form the foundation of a horse's diet, so it is important to be selective when appraising hay.
Although horse owners seem to be most interested in stabilized rice bran for its high fat content, concentrated source of energy, and other nutrients, researchers are investigating other potential health benefits.
Is there a way for me to increase the weight of my middle-aged gelding without pouring feed to him?
Vitamin E plays an important role in muscle and nerve function, which likely explains why the nutrient is commonly fed to performance horses.
My older gelding has lost some of his topline musculature, and developed fat pads and recurring colic. Would omega-3s help?
The nutritional impact of soaking hay can be significant and is often overlooked, especially if the hay is of marginal quality.
My young barrel-racing mare is underweight. What can I do to help her gain weight?
By feeding broodmares appropriately in the months prior to breeding, the likelihood of pregnancy increases.
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