While genetics certainly plays a role in equine hair and hoof quality, dietary improvements can go a long way to improve both.
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Horses with respiratory issues can be triggered by environmental factors, but also by dusty or moldy hay. Find out how to avoid exacerbating their symptoms.
It’s not uncommon to hear about horses with “metabolic issues” like insulin resistance. We know serious, but how well do we understand the dangers?
Feeding a warm bran mash as a treat is pretty common, but it may not always be the best choice for your horse, and may have unintended consequences.
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?
Ration balancers are concentrated sources of protein, vitamins and minerals designed to “balance out” a horse’s diet. Does your horse need one?
How to prevent equine ulcers – a debilitating condition, which affects more than half of the competition horses that set foot in the show ring.
Many horse owners struggle with grain selection for their horses. One of the biggest deciding factors lies in the reason for feeding.
Are horse feeds made from GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients less safe to feed horses than those derived from conventional crops?
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.