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Changing Insulin Resistance to Insulin Sensitivity in Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 14:46

Even horses of normal weight can be insulin resistant, exhibited by regional fat deposits along the neck, shoulders, tailhead, and back …

Nutrition

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

Katie Navarra

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

by Katie Navarra

May 5, 2017 15:45

Oat hay and grain are excellent choices for most horses where available. Read what popular horse clinician and television show host Julie Goodnight has to say …

Is There a Low Cost Way of Getting My Horse to Gain Some Weight …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 5, 2017 16:07

Keeping a horse's weight up during the cold winter months can be a challenge. Equine nutritionist Juliet Getty, Ph.D. offers sound advice to help you keep your …

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

For grass fed horses, an occasional horse treat of an alfalfa cube is as good as a commercial horse cookie, and costs almost nothing. Break larger alfalfa cubes into bite-sized pieces to prevent an accidental choke.

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 …

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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