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Feeding Starved or Malnourished Horses

by EquiMed Staff

October 6, 2018 13:24

Feeding a malnourished horse must be undertaken with special care. Improperly feeding a starved horse can lead to illness or death. This article provides …

Rusty Coat? Is a Copper Deficiency the Culprit? Dr. Getty's Advice

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:27

Red tips on dark manes and dark coats, particularly noticeable in bays and black horses, may be due to a copper deficiency which is easy to fix, but it requires …

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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 …

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, …

Nutrition Tip

Be cautious when giving supplements that you are not providing too much of a good thing. Especially look out for over-dosing of selenium that may be added to different dietary supplements.

Extruded Rice Bran - What Is It? and Why Is It Good for Horses …

by Flossie Sellers

February 16, 2019 16:08

More recently, equine feed companies have developed methods of extruding rice bran into stabilized nugget form for easier feeding to horses …

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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