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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 …

Nutrition

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 …

Nutrition

How Well Do You Know Your Hay …

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

How Well Do You Know Your Hay …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 16:32

Hay analysis gives you the starting point from which to evaluate and balance your horse's diet, and if you purchase at least two or more months' worth of hay at …

Nutrition

Dr. Getty Notes: Horse Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Dr. Getty Notes: Horse Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 5, 2017 14:10

Without enough food matter to "fill the tube" (cecum), sand, dirt, and undigested material can remain at the bottom in the horse's cecum, leading to colic …

Nutrition Tip

Grass and grain hays cut at the "boot" stage just before flowering have a higher protein content. Hays cut at the "soft dough" stage as the grain heads are almost mature have a lower protein content.

Nutrition

How to Help Your Aging Horse Live a Vibrant Life

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

How to Help Your Aging Horse Live a Vibrant Life

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

March 1, 2019 12:40

Changes come about gradually, but as your horse starts to show signs of aging, the diet you've been feeding may now be obsolete and in need of an adjustment …

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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