Category Archives: Nutrition

Natural Remedies for Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Last week, I wrote about preventing gastric ulcers in horses–which is mainly done by making modifications in diet and management practices.  This week, I’d like to expand on the issue a bit more and focus on some natural remedies for this very common condition. First of all, we may not be aware of how many horses suffer […]

Herbal Dewormers for Horses + Giveaway from Effective Pet Wellness

I’m going to be very honest here–until very recently, I’d never used an herbal dewormer before.  I’ve always been a rule follower–and for years, I followed the old vet-prescribed deworming program for horses: a 3-4 month rotational chemical deworming program. But in the last year or so, I’ve learned quite a bit that contradicts this regimen.  Even vets […]

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Antioxidants for Horses

A recent discussion on The Naturally Healthy Horse’s facebook page prompted the idea to write this post. We were discussing which horses should be supplemented with vitamin E and that got me thinking about antioxidants for horses in general. I wrote an article a couple of years ago, Antioxidant Status in Three Day Eventing Horses Studied, […]

Interview with Dr. Dan Moore, ‘The Natural Vet’

Dr. Dan Moore graduated from Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and has formulated and marketed natural products for people, pets, and horses for over two decades. He has done business on the internet since 2001 providing products and became one of the first to offer question/answer services as a “virtual” vet. For years, Dr. […]

The Importance of Mineral Balance in Your Horse’s Diet

A common question I get from readers and friends is ‘How much ______ (insert mineral here) should I feed my horse?”  I wish I had a simple answer for that, but the truth is that I don’t.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to supplementing minerals to horses and that’s because of several factors.  It depends on: […]

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Vitamin E for Horses

 The following article was written by equine nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  To read more nutrition articles by Dr. Getty, see her website. Vitamin E – Requirement vs Recommendation Every few years, the National Research Council (NRC) publishes updated nutrient requirements for horses. The current vitamin E requirement is 1 IU/kg of body weight for an […]