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Importance of Water in Maintaining Horses Health

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:45

Clean and fresh water is a basic part of equine nutrition. Horses that are denied quality water are subject to disease and dangerous ailments such as colic. …

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Added Fat Improves Behavior of Horses

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Added Fat Improves Behavior of Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 14:52

Diet affects behavior. This makes sense. A well-fed horse is healthy and a healthy horse feels good. Conversely, a poorly-nourished horse is suffering …

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The Glycemic Index and Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

The Glycemic Index and Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 5, 2017 15:25

Glycemic index has been a big buzz phrase in human nutrition for years and it is now coming around to the equine world as well. What exactly is it and what …

Buyer Beware! What's in Those Feed Products You Give Your Horse …

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:31

What you don't know about what you are giving your horse can harm your horse and cost you time, effort, and money that may not only be wasted, but may actually …

Nutrition Tip

A mineralized salt block is different from a mineral block. While more expensive, a mineral block often has vitamins and other minerals that are important for the equine diet.

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How to sample your horse's hay

Mark Sellers

How to sample your horse's hay

by Mark Sellers

May 6, 2017 13:36

The nutritional content of your hay depends on a lot of factors. Because of this, it is important to test your hay for proper nutritional balance, especially if …

nu·tri·tion
/n(y)o͞oˈtriSH(ə)n/
noun
  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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