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Preserving the Quality of Horse Hay, Grain and Feedstuffs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 12:19

You pay good money to purchase quality hay and grains for your horse. This article outlines 15 things you can do to preserve the nutritional value and taste of …

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. …

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, …

Poisonous Plants in Your Paddock? What Every Horse Owner Should Know

by Katie Navarra

January 21, 2019 10:51

While there are potentially dozens of plants hazardous to horses in each region of the United States, this article covers the three most common toxic plants in …

Nutrition Tip

A mature horse required 8-10% protein in their diet. Use high quality hay, and supplement with grain as needed to maintain a 5-6 body condition score.

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 …

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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