Category: Nutrition

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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...

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Avoiding Winter Colic in Horses

Colic is a condition that many a horse owner dread, and if you’ve had horses for any length of time at all, chances are you’ve dealt with it.  I’ve had my fair share of colic episodes throughout...

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Forage: The Most Essential Part of your Horse’s Diet

Up until a few years ago, I had a common solution when my horses’ weight seemed to drop off (which was usually at the onset of winter)–increase the concentrates!  I believed what many horse owners are...

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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...