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Added Fat Improves Behavior of Horses

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Added Fat Improves Behavior of Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 14:52

Diet affects behavior. This makes sense. A well-fed horse is healthy and a healthy horse feels good. Conversely, a poorly-nourished horse is suffering …

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The Glycemic Index and Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

The Glycemic Index and Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 5, 2017 15:25

Glycemic index has been a big buzz phrase in human nutrition for years and it is now coming around to the equine world as well. What exactly is it and what …

Nutritional Preparation for the Upcoming Winter

by Miriam Rieck

May 5, 2017 15:34

Miraim offers some practical advice for winter weather preparations …

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

Grass and grain hays cut at the "boot" stage just before flowering have a higher protein content. Hays cut at the "soft dough" stage as the grain heads are almost mature have a lower protein content.

Five Steps to a Great Summer Horse Pasture

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 13:16

The beginning of summer is a good time for horse owners with pastures to begin planning and implementing proven techniques that will provide grazing throughout …

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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