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Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

EquiMed Staff

Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:55

Horses that gulp their food, especially grains, are likely to suffer digestive tract disturbances, including choke. Why do horses gulp their feed, and what you …

Feeding Straw to the Insulin Resistant Horse May Be a Mistake

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 12:12

To determine whether a forage is safe to feed free-choice to an insulin resistant horse, pay attention to three key indicators: Non-structural carbohydrates, …

Debunking 4 Popular Myths about Beet Pulp for Horses

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:50

Although anecdotal stories about individual horses may have lead to these myths or old wives' tales about beet pulp as feed, research and experience have …

Five Steps to a Great Summer Horse Pasture

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 13:16

The beginning of summer is a good time for horse owners with pastures to begin planning and implementing proven techniques that will provide grazing throughout …

Nutrition Tip

Probiotics are used to introduce normal gut bacteria orally. It is thought that these bacteria enter the digestive system and reduce growth of pathogenic bacteria through competition. Limited clinical studies conflict over the use or probiotics in adult horses.


Teff Hay for Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Teff Hay for Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 26, 2020 16:02

The growing popularity of teff is due to its ability to produce high-quality hay in a relatively short growing season and the fact that when growth is managed …

  1. the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
  2. the branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition.


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