Category Archives: Nutrition

Food Therapy for Horses: Part 1

The following post is Part 1 of an Q & A series with holistic veterinarian, Dr. Rhiannon Fenton. This series will focus on food therapy for horses from a holistic veterinary standpoint.  Please check back weekly to read the rest of the posts in this informative series! _______________________________________________________________________ Rhiannon Fenton, DVM of Vital Equine Veterinary Services, is based in Calabasas, California. Dr. Fenton earned […]

Slow Feeders for Horses + Hay Pillow Giveaway!

The following article is written by equine nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty.  To see more articles by Dr. Getty or for help with your horse’s nutritional needs, please visit her website.  Make sure to read all the way to the end to find details on entering a giveaway for a Hay Pillow slow feeder! The Correct […]

Apple Cider Vinegar for Horses

I recently announced on my Facebook page that I started feeding apple cider vinegar to my three horses, but of course, I felt that ACV should be the focus of an entire post! I began learning about some of the health benefits of feeding ACV when I got backyard chickens last year, but before that, I’d […]

Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies

Just this summer,  I’ve noticed Lee Lee rubbing her neck and chest on her stall door when she comes up to eat.  Itchy skin and rubbing to relieve it is a telltale sign of an allergy so I’ve been working to address the problem. Allergies are fairly common in horses–just as they are in people.   And since […]

Fat Sources for Horses

The following post is written by equine nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty.  You can visit her site, Getty Equine Nutrition, to learn more about what she does and to access her other nutrition articles.   Fat is Fat, Right? Check Your Omegas! Fat is an excellent source of calories – more than twice the calories offered by carbohydrates […]

Chaste Tree Berry for Horses

The herb, chaste tree berry (vitex agnus-castus), is one that many horse people may have heard about.  It’s often fed to horses with Cushing’s or other conditions affecting the pituitary gland. If you read online about chaste tree berry, you will likely encounter stories proclaiming the positive effects of the herb, but you may also […]