Nutritional Excesses in Horses


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8 Responses

  1. Cara says:

    This is why testing all feed stuffs and a balanced diet is so important!

  2. This is great article for anyone who thinks “the more they give – the better”. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on a topic that can be confronting to some, it pays to ‘pause’ when you want to focus in too tightly on any one component of a diet. Really pleased I follow this blog!

  3. This is a good article and should be committed to the memory of horse owners/care givers everywhere. The major problem here is that most horses do not have access to adequate pasture. If you board your horse you must keep an eagle eye on the hay supply and insist/help the stable owner with hay testing. We live in a “dollar rules” world cost almost always trumps care. A secondary problem is the owner’s need to assuage guilt . The easiest way to do that is to load up on those persuasive supplements. Horses need to be allowed to be horses.

    • then5925 says:

      Thank you, Virginia. I know hay testing is a pain sometimes and isn’t feasible for some, but people can always look at their regional analyses to get some idea of what their hay is like. Feeding added copper & zinc is almost always a good bet no matter what your forage is like though.

  4. Marie Racine says:

    How can one determine if our horse has a over load of iron. Is it by a blood test?

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