Category: Nutrition

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Slow Feeder Options

If you’ve followed this blog for long, you probably know just how important I believe good-quality forage is (and I’m not the only one!). It should always be the cornerstone of every horse’s diet....

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Probiotics & Digestive Enzymes for Horses

Guest post by Jessica Lynn of Earth Song Ranch.  Natural probiotics (and digestive enzymes) for horses are important because 1) They help your horse absorb more of the nutrients they are already receiving in...

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Feeding Garlic to Horses

As you may already be well aware, garlic is one of the more controversial things to feed horses. Some people say it’s dangerous for horses to consume, while others tout its many benefits. So...

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(Not So) Sweet Itch

Every year, I get a handful of e-mails regarding Sweet Itch–a condition which actually goes by a variety names including pruritus, culicoide sensitivity, Queensland Itch, Summer Itch, or Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD). No matter...

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Incorporating Bagged Forages in Your Horse’s Diet

The following is a guest post from Dr. Tania Cubitt, Ph.D. Equine Nutrition & Reproduction and Standlee Premium Western Forage®   Why Forage? Regardless of the situation, forage is essential to maintain proper function of...