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Your Horse's Diet as It Relates to Diseases and Conditions

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 13:24

Good equine nutrition greatly reduces chances of horse diseases and conditions. Learn about the 10 disease and conditions that are directly related to horse …

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 …


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 …


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 …

Nutrition Tip

Easting hay creates internal warmth as the hay digests. Adjust your horse's feed and feeding times to fit the cold season.

Nutrition for Mares and Foals: Monitor Their Special Needs

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 7, 2019 17:01

When raising foals, the goal is to optimize health and growth, and this means proper and adequate nutrition, while avoiding extremes that could lead to problems …

  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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