In addition to appropriate training regimens, diet plays an important role in healthy bone formation. Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins contribute to skeletal strength. In certain horses, nutritional supplements containing these ingredients could make the difference between sound and lame.
The hay man has a variety of hays available, including the yellow or brown, less leafy fall hays. Although they might not be as physically attractive and green as the hay harvested earlier in the summer, there are many benefits to late-cut hays.
Natural water sources, such as ponds and lakes, can provide horses with suitable water. They can also, however, collect harmful chemicals from runoff.
My old gelding is on a weight-gain diet. Is there any way for me to perk his appetite at night, as he doesn't seem to consume much then?
It is well-known that horses benefit from fish oil supplementation, and new research shows that pain stemming from the cornea can also be improved with nutritional supplements containing omega-3s.
The manufacturing date provided on horse feed bags and tags is self-explanatory, the best-by date proves more nebulous. Even in best-case scenarios, different types of feed vary in the length of time they can be stored.
Horse owners often associate electrolyte supplementation with warm weather. But for some horses supplementation is important every season.
Nutritionists typically recommended that an antioxidant be supplemented when a diet is high in fat, especially vegetable oil. Studies suggest that there may be advantages to offering vitamin E.
With limited land and the desire to maintain horses in a social setting, how do you keep an easy keeper from gaining excess weight while bolstering condition of a hard keeper?
Can you help me devise a weight-loss diet for my obese draft-cross gelding?
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