Category: Nutrition

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Jiaogulan for Horses

I have begun using herbs more and more with my horses, and one that I have used (with success) is a Chinese herb called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum).  Many people call it J-Herb, for short.  I wanted to share when...

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Selenium for Horses

Selenium was something I’d never really spent a tremendous amount of time thinking about until taking a couple of equine nutrition courses a few years ago.  And I still can’t say I spend a...

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Forage-Only Diet for Horses?

As horse owners, it seems we are constantly being told something different in regards to which feed is best for our horses.  Many feed companies are now making specially formulated feeds to address problems like obesity, insulin resistance, colic, and...

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Insulin Resistance in Horses

Do you have a horse that you would call an “easy keeper?”  A horse that can seemingly live on air?  If so, there’s a good possiblity he could be suffering from a metabolic condition known as insulin resistance (IR),...