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Q: I own a 20-year-old Welsh Pony that recently had laminitis. She’s fine now, but the vet says she can’t have much sugar. My pony loves treats though, and I was wondering if you know of any substitutes. A: This...
Thumbs up Supporting digestion this winter The challenges of winter horsekeeping can wreak havoc on your horse’s hindgut. For digestive care and the peace of mind of ColiCare™, support your horse with one of our six ColiCare eligible supplements. Thumbs down Causing digestive...
Thumbs up Meeting your horse’s daily salt requirements Horses need at least one ounce of salt per day, but pasture, hay, and fortified grain contain very little salt. A supplement like SmartSalt™ Pellets helps ensure that your horse gets a consistent...
Thumbs up Omega 3s Maintaining the correct balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids is critical to your horse’s health. Supplementing with omega 3 fatty acids is a smart way to ensure that your horse’s good health can shine...
Q: Do horses know not to eat bad hay? A: Horses will generally avoid any feed that is spoiled or moldy unless they have nothing else to eat. This is also true for poisonous plants, which may be growing in...
Maybe you don’t think much about your horse’s digestive health. Or maybe he’s had a bout of ulcers or colic, and you think about it a lot. In either case, the equine digestive tract is an amazing place. The horse’s...
As you probably know, every horse is an individual. Some seem to gain weight seemingly by breathing air, while others can eat three times as much and still look super lean. This means you need a slightly different nutrition program...
As the seasons come and go, your horse’s nutritional needs will change, requiring some adjustments to his diet. Start your new year off right with a resolution to plan his annual feeding schedule. Read on for season-by-season advice, followed...
Friesian Horse Eating Hay

Hay Before Grain?

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Which should be fed first – hay or grain? If you’re feeding correctly, this issue is truly a moot point because the horse should have access to forage (hay and/or pasture) 24/7 with no gaps....
As temperatures plunge, feeding your horse presents a new set of challenges. Instead of grazing all day on nutritious green grass, he’ll probably be switching to a diet of hay. Many horses lose weight without access to unlimited pasture....
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