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pros and cons of extruded feed

Though it’s not for every horse, extruded feed offers important benefits in some circumstances.  My first experience with extruded feed occurred in the early 1990s. I had an aged Thoroughbred mare who maintained her weight very well …

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equine diet

Managing the equine athlete from the inside out, and why probiotics are so important to digestive health. Most performance and competition horses are bred along specific lines for the sports …

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supplement with oils

A closer look at the effects of feeding oils to horses. Horse diets have always contained small amounts of oil. But plenty of research and anecdotal evidence suggests horses can …

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Coconut meal for horses

When it comes to feeds for horses, coconut meal is probably one of the last things you’d think of. But this “cool” new feed is low in non-structural carbohydrates, and high …

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Your horse's hay

Assessing hay types and how they fit his needs. Hay is a major part of a horse’s feed intake. This means particular attention needs to be paid to its selection and …

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nutrients from grass

You can’t balance his diet perfectly all of the time. Ensuring he absorbs as many nutrients as possible will help make sure he gets what he needs. I recently listened …

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digestive system

Good nutrition is only healthful if your horse’s digestive system is working properly. Your horse can eat the best diet possible, but if his digestion is faulty, it won’t do …

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Omega-3s

Fish oil supplements can provide your horse with the essential Omega-3s he needs. Horses need Omega-3 fatty acids. Cell membranes contain these important nutrients, including EPA and DHA, which are …

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