Tag Archives: minerals

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 […]

Salt for Horses: Salt Blocks vs. Loose Salt

Most horse owners probably don’t give much thought to feeding salt to their horse.  Just dump a salt lick in the pasture, and they’re good, right?  Well, did you know that salt blocks were actually designed for cattle, which have rough tongues that can easily lick the block?  While a salt block is better than no salt for the horse, there […]

Supplemental Magnesium for Horses

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take Dr. Eleanor Kellon’s NRC (National Research Council) Plus and Nutrition as Therapy courses as part of my equine acupressure program.  I learned a great deal from the courses and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in equine nutrition. In the NRC Plus class, we learned how […]