On cold winter days, a hot beverage helps fight off chills. Many people like to do the same for their horses, often in the form of a warm bran mash. A common belief is that it will help warm the horse (more…)
Just as certain vitamins and amino acids are essential to the diet, meaning they must be consumed in a feed source, so are certain fatty acids. Fatty acids are used as energy sources (acetate, propionate, (more…)
The Kentucky Equine Research Conference took place October 29-30 in Lexington, Kentucky. At this year’s conference, the company celebrated its 30th anniversary with a look back at how far equine nutrition (more…)
Weaning can be wrought with confusion for both the foal and owner. Too much energy, too little energy, imbalanced micronutrients, or just the wrong diet altogether potentially cumulates in major health (more…)
According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, approximately 93% of racehorses, 60% or more of performance horses, and 25-50% of foals have or have had equine gastric ulcer syndrome.
Horses of any breed, size, and shape are at risk of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), a developmental orthopedic disease, if predisposing factors are present.
For years, researchers have believed that (more…)
In assessing the digestibility of equine diets, titanium has proven to be worth its weight in gold.
“Digestibility measures how well a feed’s nutrients are absorbed by the horse and therefore available (more…)
Because of its nutrient profile and high palatability, alfalfa is sometimes used as a grazing forage for horses, often in concert with grasses. When growing conditions are challenging for alfalfa (more…)