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Nutrition

Horse nutrition is a big topic for horse ownership and horse care. Horses need to receive the best and most appropriate nutrients and types of feed in order to perform at their best. Topics include forage, water, pasture, concentrates and grains, treats, supplements, and more. Articles cover joint supplements, how to evaluate hay quality, healthy treats for the holidays, how nutrition can affect or cause disease, colic, nutritional management to prevent ulcers, what to feed during a hay shortage, feeding the senior horse, how to find the right horse feed, feeding across different seasons, how to make homemade horse treats, when to add supplements, and so much more.

July 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: SmartSalt and SmartLytes for Salt and Electrolyte Loss

Salt (aka sodium chloride) and electrolytes play a key role in the health and well-being of your horse, so it’s…

2 weeks ago

June 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Important Ingredients for Joint Support for Horses

The landscape for equine supplements is constantly evolving, and SmartPak is committed to staying on top of the latest trends…

3 weeks ago

DHA Supplementation May Reduce Inflammation in Metabolic Horses

Researchers from the University of Kentucky were looking for an effective way to reduce inflammation in horses suffering from equine…

3 weeks ago

Demystifying Hemp and CBDs in the Horse

Hemp is all of the buzz these days, and for good reason. It's a plant with literally thousands of uses.…

3 weeks ago

The Benefits of Hay Steaming

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2 months ago

Plan Ahead for Equine Feed Needs, But Not Too Far Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of overbuying of food, and this is not only at the grocery stores.…

3 months ago

March 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Horse Foregut vs. Hindgut Health

There can be a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. While the entire process of…

5 months ago

Fall Forage for Horses

As you gaze out at your horse’s field, it’s evident that winter is coming. The once-green color of lush grass…

5 months ago

February 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Shopping for a Horse Joint Supplement

When it comes to horse joint supplements, there are many options to choose from. While this can seem overwhelming, it…

6 months ago

January 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Omega 3-Omega 6 Balance

Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are both essential to your horse’s diet because they support everything from individual cellular…

7 months ago