Category: Nutrition

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Zinc Deficiency in Horses

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~Robert Urich It seems we horse owners will go to great lengths to remedy our horse’s hoof problems, and often to no avail.  Oils, creams, supplements–we’ll try it...

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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),...

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Plants Toxic to Horses

I recently wrote an article, Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum plant Poisoning in Horses for The Horse, and it got me thinking about plants that are toxic to horses.  I have to admit, it’s not something...

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Benefits of Beet Pulp for Horses

(This is a re-post from my previous blog, ‘The Handy Horse Owner’) With the wide assortment of commercial bagged feeds available today, many horse owners can become overwhelmed when trying to choose the best...