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Giving Horses Pills Just Got Easier

Giving Horses Pills Just Got Easier

Giving oral medications to horses can be an arduous task! Pastes are a little easier than other oral medications, often with a long syringe that can be placed towards the rear of the horse’s mouth. Pills however, can be very difficult to administer to our horses. Owners often grind the...

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Prevent Overheating in Horses Using Nutrition

Prevent Overheating in Horses Using Nutrition

To understand how to use nutrition to prevent overheating in horses we must first understand fully how the digestive system works and creates heat.

We will skip past the stomach and small intestine as very little to no heat is created here from digestion, and start at the beginning of the...

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Equine Gastric Ulcers: Causes, Symptoms & Management

Equine Gastric Ulcers: Causes, Symptoms & Management

Horses are grazing animals –their digestive system is built to continually consume and digest small amounts of primarily fibrous material. Modern performance horses are meal fed high calorie feed stuffs with less emphasis placed on high quality fiber sources. This trend in feeding practices has led to...

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How Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 3

How Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 3

The horse has evolved as a grazing animal; pasture has played a pivotal role in equine nutrition. Reported intakes of fresh pasture by horses can range from 1.5% to 3.0% of body weight/day. Most horses today, however, are managed in far different conditions than their natural grazing environment. This is...

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What Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 2

What Do I Feed My Horse? - Managing Forage Part 2

Forage is the most important ingredient in the horse’s diet, yet the choices in forage species and form are sometimes daunting. Understanding the types and physical forms of forage and importance of forage quality will help horse owners choose the best forage to feed their horse.

1. Forage...

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