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An Overview of Equine Feeds and Supplements

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 12:05

Unless you live on a large ranch with ample pasture, the single biggest cost of horse ownership is the feeding or the horse. This article provides a review of …

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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 …

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. …

Nutrition

What Is an n-3 PUFA? Why Horse Owners Should Care

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

What Is an n-3 PUFA? Why Horse Owners Should Care

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 11:55

While all fat is high in calories, foods that are high in n-3 PUFAs can lower blood insulin levels in your horse, which helps reduce fat storage and lessen the …

Nutrition Tip

Older horses have reduced saliva production making it more difficult to eat dry food. Adding water to hay and grains makes them easier to swallow.

Nutrition

How to sample your horse's hay

Mark Sellers

How to sample your horse's hay

by Mark Sellers

May 6, 2017 13:36

The nutritional content of your hay depends on a lot of factors. Because of this, it is important to test your hay for proper nutritional balance, especially if …

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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