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.
Most ponies are metabolic marvels, capable of transforming mere handfuls of forage and feed into well-fleshed physiques. The problem with ponies: ensuring optimal nutrient delivery without risking obesity or laminitis.
Although caloric restriction alone can result in weight loss, new data show that dietary changes alone may not be sufficient to reverse metabolic dysregulations that accompany excess body weight.
Can I use canola oil to add weight to my aged Arabian?
What is "cow hay," and is it suitable for horses?
Would bread yeast improve my racehorse's digestion?
Why isn't protein content the primary consideration when selecting a feed for a mature horse?
Instead of reaching for peppermints as treats, consider brightly colored fruits, vegetables, and even berries so horses reap the rewards of a class of compounds called polyphenols.
The benefits of omega-3 supplementation are becoming increasingly clear, thus skyrocketing the popularity of products containing long-chain fatty acids. Is there a difference between omega-3 sources, or are all omega-3s created equally?
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.
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