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Feeding Horses Oils for Added Energy without Excitability

Oil is liquid fat, which is incorporated into many commercial horse feeds, or is used as a top-dress. Can your horse benefit from the added calories?

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Is There a Link Between Cribbing and Selenium in Horses?

Researchers still don’t understand exactly what causes cribbing in horses, but they now suspect selenium deficiency might be one reason.

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What are Ration Balancers and Do I Need to Feed Them to My Horse?

Ration balancers are concentrated sources of protein, vitamins and minerals designed to “balance out” a horse’s diet. Does your horse need one?

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Feeding Management Tips to Prevent Equine Ulcers

How to prevent equine ulcers – a debilitating condition, which affects more than half of the competition horses that set foot in the show ring.

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Herbs for Horses Products are Backed by Science

Canadian-owned Herbs for Horses makes a range of herbal, nutraceutical and nutritional equine products, backed by scientific research.

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Better Grazing: Steps to Saving Your Horse Pasture

Is your pasture in need of some TLC to make it a viable source of forage for your horses? Here is some advice on how to get the best from your grazing.

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Equine Nutrition Basics: Grain Mixes Vs Oats

Many horse owners struggle with grain selection for their horses. One of the biggest deciding factors lies in the reason for feeding.

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Are GMO (Genetically Modified) Feeds Safe for Horses?

Are horse feeds made from GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients less safe to feed horses than those derived from conventional crops?

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So You Want to be an Equine Nutritionist?

Equine nutritionists help horse owners understand that a thorough comprehension of nutrition plays a vital role in the health and well-being of their horses

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Energy Needs of the Competition Horse

Inadequate nutrition represents a significant detriment to performance. Make sure your horse's feed program allows him to perform to his full potential.