Obesity and overweight horses are becoming increasingly common, with some studies reporting that more than 50 per cent of horses today are overweight.
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In this article, we will look at the different types of fat found in the equine diet, paying attention to fatty acids, which animals cannot synthesize.
There are times when feeding good quality hay is not practical or possible. In these situations, alternatives like hay cubes or haylage may be considered.
It is, however, advisable to work with a qualified equine nutritionist to ensure your horse’s diet meets his nutrient requirements throughout his life.
At the CEI Greenway Gallivant held in Dunnellon, Fla., Jan. 1–3, 2015, Canadians earned great finish times in the CEI 1* 80 km and CEI 2* 120 km races. In the CEI2* 120 km race held on Jan. 2, Wendy MacCoubrey of St. Justine de Newton, Que., finished in a time of 7:58:42 for fourth […]
Hoof health is multi-factorial; it depends on good farrier care, a healthy environment and proper nutrition. This article delves deeper into what that means
Salt and trace mineral blocks typically have consumption rates of about 50 grams per day, but this can vary widely between horses.
Get advice on choosing a supplement, or supplements, to balance your horse’s diet, from equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD.
Owners and managers tend to turn to higher energy density feeds, such as whole cereal grains or commercial mixes when pasture or hay does not suffice.
Equine nutritionist, Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, answers some of the most common questions owners have about feeding their horses and their nutrition.