Articles - Nutrition

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NUTRITION 101

You probably know that good nutrition is an important part of keeping your horse healthy. But how do you know your horse is eating what he should?

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The Role of Antioxidants in Equine Nutrition

Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are produced by many chemical reactions in the body,particularly during exercise.

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Formulating a Feed Program for: An Overweight Horse

Obesity and overweight horses are becoming increasingly common, with some studies reporting that more than 50 per cent of horses today are overweight.

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Feeding Biotin for Hoof Health

Supplemental biotin (above “required” amounts, because there is no such requirement for vitamin) is the only nutrient shown to improve hoof quality.

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Equine Nutrition Needs for Healthy Hooves & Hair

To support hoof and hair health, it is important that the nutrients that contribute to keratin synthesis are in adequate amounts in your horse’s diet.

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How can I tell if my pasture needs to be reseeded?

Bare spots in a pasture are normal to a degree, but too many large bare areas could be a sign that your pasture may be in need of reseeding.

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Understanding Vitamins

In this article learn which vitamins are required in your horse’s diet, which are not, and how to ensure your horse is getting the right amount.

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Feeding Salt and Minerals

Salt and trace mineral blocks typically have consumption rates of about 50 grams per day, but this can vary widely between horses.

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The Nutritional Benefits of Seeds

Recently, horse owners are introducing seeds into their horse’s diets, including flax (linseed), chia, sunflower, and even hemp seeds.

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Formulating a Feed Program for: An Underweight Horse

This article will address the protocol for refeeding a starved horse, as well as feeding a horse that is merely thin, in order to help it put on weight.