Articles - nutrition

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Feeding for Senior Citizens

There are some inherent changes to an older horse's nutrient needs, further complicating the situation are changes to the horse's teeth, behaviour, etc.

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Finding a Good Equine Nutritionist

Working with an equine nutritionist is important to ensure that horses are getting the nutrients they need to meet their potential.

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Feeding for Performance

Work with an equine nutritionist to formulate a feeding program to ensure your athlete is receiving the fuels it needs to meet its performance potential.

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Does My Horse Need a Commercial Feed for a Balanced Diet?

Commercially formulated horse feeds contain protein, vitamins and minerals designed to help balance the equine diet. Does your horse need one?

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Feeding Equine Supplements: How Much is too Much?

With a wide array of equine supplements on the market, it’s important to understand what you’re feeding your horse, why and how much to give.

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Feeding for Healthy Foals

Much of a foal’s future health depends on feeding and receiving adequate nutrition in utero, once it is born, and through to its first birthday.

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Feeding for Hoof Health

After ensuring all basic nutrients are met, if your horse still has bad feet, there are a few things that an owner can feed to improve hoof quality.

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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.

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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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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.