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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 …

My horse eats free-choice hay, but she is getting fat. What should I …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:48

Equine nutritionist Juliet Getty is a strong advocate for natural, free-choice feeding of horses. A common concern is that the horse will become overweight. …

An Illustrated Guide to Body Scoring Your Horse

by Flossie Sellers

May 5, 2017 15:59

Evaluating the relationship of body fat to body musculature helps a horse owner determine the body score of a particular horse and is a helpful management tool …

Nutrition Tip

Researchers find that equines prefer a varied diet. Recognizing this, many horse owners will feed one type of hay in the morning (a grain hay or grass hay) with another type in the evening (legume hay such as alfalfa) if available.

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Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 8, 2019 09:01

When grazing sandy pastures or eating hay off the ground, horses often pick up bits of sand that can lead to a colic hazard …

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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