Shannon Pratt-Phillips

Articles by Shannon Pratt-Phillips - 104 results

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Nutrition

12 Feeding Myths

How many of these commonly heard statements do you believe? Find out which feeding beliefs have a grain of truth to them and which are myths.

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Nutrition

Forages: The primary component of your horse’s diet

Forages are the edible stems and leaves of non-woody plants that make up a significant portion of the horse’s diet, learn more in this article.

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When Hay is Not an Option

There are a number of reasons why a horse might not be able to consume forages such as hay or pasture, this article highlights alternative choices.

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Nutrition Notes – Feeding the Easy Keeper

If a horse is an easy keeper – how do you know the horse is getting all the nutrients required from their feed and are not plump for other reasons?

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Cereal Grains

If you feed cereal grains rather than commercially-prepared feeds, you should be very careful to fortify your horse's diet with a vitamin/mineral source.

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Nutrition Notes – Long Rides & Feeding

Endurance rides are usually considered low intensity work - the horse mostly walks and trots, perhaps with short periods of cantering.

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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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Health

Understanding Electrolytes

Most people are likely aware that electrolytes help stave off dehydration. But, do you know how they work, or how to make sure your horse is getting enough?

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Hay 101

Hay is the staple of many horses' diets, particularly when pasture is not available due to season or housing limitations. Learn more about the choices.

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Feeding for Colic Prevention

Colic is a term used to describe digestive upset which can be caused by several conditions associated with the gastrointestinal tract.