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Nutritional Excesses in Horses

It seems we hear quite a bit about nutritional deficiencies in horses, but what about nutritional excesses?  They happen to be common as well.  There are six main categories of nutrients that horses (and all other animals) need: carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamins, fat, and water.  Of course, some of these nutrients are needed in greater […]

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 all!   Since I began my quest to learn about equine (and then, human) nutrition several years ago, I’ve learned there is a commonly […]