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Feeding Hay Free Choice: Pros and Cons

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 10:20

Feeding your horse "free choice" is encouraged by many leading equine nutritionists. Major horse owner concerns include high cost and fat horses. Here are some …


Lecithin Inhibits Bute-Related Ulcers in Horses

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Lecithin Inhibits Bute-Related Ulcers in Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:12

Your horse is in pain and needs bute. Bute causes ulcers, this we know. But knowing how it damages the lining of the gastrointestinal tract is the key to …


Testing Your Horse Pasture for Peace of Mind

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Testing Your Horse Pasture for Peace of Mind

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 12:02

While grass tends to be lower in sugar/starch during the summer, the situation changes as the night time temperatures drop below 40 degrees F, making it …

A Natural Approach to a Horse's Dietary Needs

by Flossie Sellers

May 6, 2017 12:54

This article discusses your horse's natural dietary needs, giving you the information you need to develop a healthy and complete feeding program for your horse …

Nutrition Tip

Flaxseed meal is highly recommended for equine athletes as it provides high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart, lungs and immune functions along with providing a great source of energy.


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 …

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