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.
When grazing sandy pastures or eating hay off the ground, horses often pick up bits of sand that can lead to a colic hazard.
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.
More recently, equine feed companies have developed methods of extruding rice bran into stabilized nugget form for easier feeding to horses.
While there are potentially dozens of plants hazardous to horses in each region of the United States, this article covers the three most common toxic plants in each geographic area.
Is triticale a good hay for horses?
Feeding a malnourished horse must be undertaken with special care. Improperly feeding a starved horse can lead to illness or death. This article provides general guidelines for feeding a malnourished horse.
The nutrition the horse needs, the cost of the hay, and the availability of the feed needs to be carefully balanced to make owning a horse possible for many people.
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 your horses are dependent on the hay as their only source of nutrition.
The beginning of summer is a good time for horse owners with pastures to begin planning and implementing proven techniques that will provide grazing throughout most of the year.