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.
Obesity remains one of the most important health and welfare issues facing horses living in developed nations. Yes, increased exercise combined with dietary restriction plays an important role in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, but what else can we do to help?
Some horses maintained in a herd setting, regardless of how natural it seems, need human help for optimal nutritional management.
I recently switched from a ration balancer to a senior feed, and now my gelding's tail seems to be falling out and his coat has become dull and brittle. No other changes to the diet have been made. Help!
For horses that have access to plentiful amounts of fresh green forage, additional vitamin supplementation is often unnecessary. Shortly after harvesting, however, the amount of vitamins A and E decreases significantly in hay and hay products.
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.
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