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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In addition to providing ample nutrients for all horses, hay provides a horse with fibre, which is important for gastrointestinal health.
Get the facts on genetically modified horse foods, from equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., before you decide whether to feed them or not.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for horses required for calcium and phosphorus metabolism. But does your horse need the vitamin in the winter?
Transitioning to any new feed requires patience. Several research studies have indicated that the risk of colic increases with any changes in feed.
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.
The biggest factor in water temperature will likely be your facilities and management, a heated water bucket is sufficient inside.
A warm bran mash can give the horse some momentary warmth and some additional fibre and may also be a way to sneak in some additional salt.
When horses digest forage it generates heat. Find out how much you need to feed to keep your horse warm during the cold winter months.