Turmeric is offered to horses for many reasons, but most commonly appears to be for the management of pain and arthritis and the treatment of sarcoids.
Himalayan salt is a pink-hued salt that comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan. As any other salt, its major composition is sodium and chloride.
If a horse is having problems consuming enough feed while in training, adding some bee pollen to the horse’s diet may be recommended.
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.
If you don’t do a hay analysis, the hay quality could be off and your horse’s diet could be lacking something very important.
Horses are generally good at detecting when water sources are not safe, but not always, so it is important to know some basics about water quality.
A balancer can have higher percentages of several nutrients, including protein, calcium, etc., but are intended to be fed in relatively small quantities.
If your horse has nutrient requirements that are higher than what is being met with hay alone – particularly energy, oats can be an excellent option.
Supplemental biotin (above “required” amounts, because there is no such requirement for vitamin) is the only nutrient shown to improve hoof quality.
In this article equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains how to avoid pasture associated laminitis in the spring.