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Nutrition

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10 Rules to Feed By

1. Know What’s Going on in There The foundation of caring for a horse and keeping him healthy begins with what goes into his body. Nutrition is something every horse owner should take some time to learn about, since the...

Senior Horse Servings

Equine weight management can be a challenge at any age. Horses of all ages need targeted nutrition to meet their special needs. The senior horse is no exception. In order to keep older horses going strong, special attention is...
With cold weather right around the corner, the grass is dying off and truckloads of hay are being delivered for the winter. The change in seasons also brings a change in your horse's nutritional needs, so make sure you're...
Regular dental exams by a trained professional should be part of your horse’s health maintenance program. Young horses need dental care more often than older horses; horses between the age of 2 and 5 should have a dental...
Q.  Can you give me a general rule to follow when making a feed change? I know I need to gradually make the change, but I’m not sure how slow to go with it. A. When you are adding rich...

Too Many Treats

Q. I have a tendency to spoil my horse with treats (carrots, apples, cookies, peppermints, et cetera). My friends tease me about it and say it’s not good for my horse’s health. Do you have general advice about feeding...
Horse eating hay

Check Winter Feed

Most of the hay you’re buying this time of year has been stored in a barn—someplace—for a while. Although hay can keep quite well for several months in a well ventilated, covered hay loft or barn, it is can also...
1. Most horses benefit from free-choice access to forage, preferably grass hay or non-irrigated pasture. 2.  Rotate pastures. Overgrazed pastures are less nutritious and prone to parasite contamination from manure. 3. Lack of dental care, including regular floating, results in less...

Storing Bagged Horse Feed

Keeping your bagged equine feeds fresh helps ensure they are safe and nutritious for your horse. We asked Eric Haydt, vice president of sales and marketing at Triple Crown Nutrition Inc., and Harold C. McKenzie III, DVM, MS, Diplomate...
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