Category: Nutrition

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Magnesium Sources for Horses

A while back, I did a post on Supplemental Magnesium for Horses.  Magnesium is one mineral that I always make sure to supplement (especially since my pasture and hay are usually deficient in it.) ...

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Understanding Your Horse Pasture Analysis

  So you’ve decided that you’d like to know more about the nutrients your horses are getting from their pasture.  You’ve taken a pasture sample, sent it in to be analyzed, and now you’ve...

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How to Take a Pasture Sample

Have you ever wanted to know exactly what nutrients your horse is getting from your pasture?  It’s easier than you might think to find this out.  In order to get a pasture analysis performed...

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Low Starch Horse Feeds

It seems many feed companies are jumping on the low sugar/ low starch bandwagon these days due to the apparent rise in conditions like Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance (IR), and Cushing’s disease (PPID), but...

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Cushing’s Disease in Horses

I recently wrote an article about a study that evaluated PPID-Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (aka Cushing’s Disease) risk factors in horses and learned more about the condition that is becoming much more recognized among older...

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Feeding the Equine Athlete

The following article was written by Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD, equine nutritionist and author of the book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse.  ——————————————————————————————————————– Feeding the Top Performer We all admire the equine athlete,...

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Grazing Muzzles

“What is that thing?” is common question I get when friends come over and see one of my horses wearing a grazing muzzle.  While it may look Hannibal Lecter-esque, a grazing muzzle is actually a very...