Here are three examples of high-energy fibrous feeds—also called super fibers—that provide more energy than regular hay.
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a genetic defect of horses, causes abnormal function of muscle cells, leading to unbalanced sodium and potassium concentrations in muscle tissues.
Exactly when to start electrolyte supplementation depends on many factors, some of which are subjective.
We know horse owners love nutritional supplements, but how much supplementation is enough and, perhaps more importantly, how much is too much?
While protein is important for muscle health and repair, as well as a host of other body-wide processes, it should not be considered a primary energy substrate for performance horses.
My Thoroughbred gelding has been off the track for nine months, and he's still really thin. How can I step up weight gain?
I had to pull my two-year-old Thoroughbred gelding from race training due to extreme weight loss. His diet while in training seemed adequate to me, but it didn’t keep him in good condition. Can you help?
The importance of calcium in the diet of horses and ponies is crucial. When coupled with phosphorus, the two minerals compose up to 70% of the total mineral content in the body. Calcium is necessary for skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle function, nerve conduction, and a host of other metabolic reactions.
When preparing a yearling for sale, it is important to understand the nutrient requirements of the horse and the critical balance between feed intake and exercise as they impact condition and soundness.
In a recent study of horses with chronic airway inflammation, increased improvement in horses supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids was documented by researchers.
|Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse|
|Hot Blood, Warm Blood, Cold Blood in Horses|
|Stabilized Rice Bran–Just the Facts, Please|
|Drinking Behavior of Horses: Six Facts About Water Intake|
|Swollen or Filled Legs: What’s Wrong With Your Horse?|
|Diagnosing Equine Tapeworms Using Saliva|
|Using Genetics to Train Athletic Horses|
|What Diet Is Best for Horses with PSSM?|
|New Advice for Treating Navicular Infections in Horses|
|Stress of Weaning Impacts Digestive Health of Foals|