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Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

EquiMed Staff

Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:06

6 nutrient types that all horses require to have a balanced and healthy diet. This article covers the basics that all horse owners should know …

Christmas (and all year round) Homemade Horse Treats

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 14:59

Surprise your horses this holiday season (or whenever) with some delicous and nutritious horse treats. These homemade delights are so good, you will be tempted …

Rusty Coat? Is a Copper Deficiency the Culprit? Dr. Getty's Advice

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:27

Red tips on dark manes and dark coats, particularly noticeable in bays and black horses, may be due to a copper deficiency which is easy to fix, but it requires …


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

A mineralized salt block is different from a mineral block. While more expensive, a mineral block often has vitamins and other minerals that are important for the equine diet.


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 …

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