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Hay for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Hay for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 4, 2017 10:14

Grass hay, grain hay, alfalfa hay - these are the basic staples of horse food. Not all hay is the same. Nutritional differences vary as much as price. Learn how …

Changing Insulin Resistance to Insulin Sensitivity in Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 14:46

Even horses of normal weight can be insulin resistant, exhibited by regional fat deposits along the neck, shoulders, tailhead, and back …

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 …

Debunking 4 Popular Myths about Beet Pulp for Horses

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:50

Although anecdotal stories about individual horses may have lead to these myths or old wives' tales about beet pulp as feed, research and experience have …

Nutrition Tip

Hay is not enough! A vitamin supplement, along with ground flaxseed (to provide omega 3s), will fill in the nutritional gaps created by hay-only diets.


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 …

  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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