Category: Nutrition

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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...

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Estimating Your Horse’s Weight

Do you know how much your horse weighs?  You should!  Even if you don’t have access to a heavy-duty scale, you can estimate your horse’s weight with a fairly simple formula. It’s important to...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics for Horses

  It seems we hear a lot about probiotics and prebiotics for horses these days, but what are they exactly?  How do they differ from one another?  And most importantly, does your horse really need...

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Iron Overload in Horses

I recently wrote an article for The Horse about a study which evaluated the potential link between insulin resistance (IR) and iron overload in horses.  Interestingly enough, the study’s purpose was actually to investigate this...

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Q & A with Equine Herbalist, Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly is a fully qualified Master Herbalist who graduated from the Irish School of Herbal Medicine in County Laois.  Residing in Castledermot, Ireland, Rachel offers consultations and specifically-designed herbal formulas for horses according...

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Herbs for Horses

I first began learning about herbs for horses in Dr. Kellon’s equine nutrition courses, which I took as part of my equine acupressure program through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  I shared in a recent post, that...