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Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …


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 …

Feeding Straw to the Insulin Resistant Horse May Be a Mistake

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 6, 2017 12:12

To determine whether a forage is safe to feed free-choice to an insulin resistant horse, pay attention to three key indicators: Non-structural carbohydrates, …

Buyer Beware! What's in Those Feed Products You Give Your Horse …

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:31

What you don't know about what you are giving your horse can harm your horse and cost you time, effort, and money that may not only be wasted, but may actually …

Nutrition Tip

Products containing glucosamine and/or condroitin sulfate are one of the most common feed additives. Questions about bioavialability when administered orally and overall efficacy are not completely understood.


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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