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Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

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. …


Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

Katie Navarra

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

by Katie Navarra

May 5, 2017 15:45

Oat hay and grain are excellent choices for most horses where available. Read what popular horse clinician and television show host Julie Goodnight has to say …

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

Feeding grain or other bulk supplements? Using a scale is much more accurate to measure amounts and prevent over or under feeding.


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 …

  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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