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equine nutrition


senior horse diet

As horses age, they may need some special considerations and diet changes to help them maintain optimal health. At the time they erupt, a horse’s cheek teeth are approximately 4” …

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winter lung health

For most horses, winter means more time confined to the stall or indoor arena. Unfortunately, protection from the weather can come at the expense of lung health for some equines. …

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When it comes to breeding the importance of sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation toward a horse’s future. Equine Guelph is pleased …

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calming agents for horses

The pros and cons of common calming agents used in show horses. We have all experienced the spookier than normal horse, or the equine that gets too anxious at shows. If …

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mare and foal

It should come as no surprise that a healthy mare has a better chance of maintaining condition throughout her pregnancy, avoiding complications, and producing a healthy foal. Pregnancy is a …

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insulin resistance

With so much concern over equine metabolic disorders, people are scrambling to cut down on sugar in their horses’ diets. But do sugars actually cause insulin resistance, and how much …

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allergies

Pollen, bugs, mold…they’re everywhere. A little nutrition knowledge can go a long way to lessening your horse’s allergies. This time of year is especially challenging for horse owners. Heat and …

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hay analysis

So you took steps to get your hay crop analyzed. That’s good. But what do the results mean for your horse? Your horse’s hay should be a nice green color, …

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hydroponic farming

Hydroponic farming gives your horse 24/7 access to healthy green forage. You want your horse to be as healthy as possible. Equine nutrition is an essential part of that. The …

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Horses that compete in various disciplines are finely tuned athletes. Horses training at the exercise levels required for many types of competition expend great amounts of energy and sometimes have …

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