Articles - nutrition

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Activated Carbon: Bogus or Bonus?

Find out if feeding activated carbon supplements can help improve your horse’s health, and if there are any risks associated with feeding them.

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Winter Feeding

In the winter when it comes to the nutritional requirements of horses, the biggest difference is in the horse's calorie requirements.

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Winter Weight

Many horses have a tendency to lose weight over the winter. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. offers tips for preventing winter weight loss.

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Legume Hay vs Grass Hay

Just by looking at the excellent nutritional quality of legumes, one might wonder why they shouldn’t feed their horses legume hay.

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Three Reasons to Feed Oils

This article highlights three main reasons why you should be feeding your horse oils, plus how it should be done, which type and how much.

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Miraculous Microbes

Invisible yet crucial, the tiny organisms of the equine microbiome are invaluable to good health.

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Herbal Immune Boosters & Natural Detoxifiers

Keeping the equine immune system healthy to help fight off infection and disease is one area where herbals have generated a lot of interest.

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Foal Weight: Is Thinner Better?

This article answers the question surrounding keeping young horses thin to help with soundness later in life, and whether it is accurate or not.

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What Not to Eat

Our horses are surrounded by toxic plants. The good news is they tend to avoid them, provided there is enough decent food around to eat.

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Electrolytes for Hard-Working Athletes

Competition horses, especially at higher levels, have specific nutrient needs, including the replacement of electrolytes lost through sweating.