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Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

EquiMed Staff

Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:06

6 nutrient types that all horses require to have a balanced and healthy diet. This article covers the basics that all horse owners should know …

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. …

Dr. Getty's December Tip: Why Don't Horses Have Gallbladders …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:07

Add this to your collection of useful horse factoids that (surprise!) you actually needed to know: Horses don't have a gallbladder because horses are designed …

Dr. Getty Recommends Apple Peels for Horse Weight Loss

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:39

Apple peels may be the key to helping horses lose excess weight, according to Dr. Juliet Getty, Horse Nutritionist …

Nutrition Tip

A horse that is in training, or that is worked more than once or twice a week, will probably need to consume a grain concentrate to maintain energy and weight.

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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 …

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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