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Horse Nutrition Articles

  • Factors that Affect Hoof Quality - Extended +

    Factors that Affect Hoof Quality - Extended Hoof wall defects can develop as a result of one or more contributing factors. To name a few, hoof wall quality can be influenced by genetics, environment, microbes, trimming, and nutrition. Genetics: Breeds such as Thoroughbreds are genetically predisposed to have thin hoof walls Read More
  • Can Excess Dietary Salt Affect Hoof Quality? +

    Salt, or sodium chloride, is a necessary component of a horse’s diet and metabolism. However; too much salt will increase thirst and urination. Hoof quality can deteriorate from the additional urine and moisture in the environment. Horses that are confined for periods of time are primarily affected. Read More
  • How to Choose an Equine Nutrition Supplement +

    There are so many supplements in the market. Unfortunately, it is easy for a manufacturer to enter the hoof supplement market with little or no credentials. That is why the following factors should be considered to choose a reputable nutrition supplement... Read More
  • Cushing’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome +

    Cushing’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Low Calorie/starch Feedstuff. Cushing’s disease is caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland. The resulting metabolic disturbances stem from excessive levels of a hormone secreted by the tumor, which in turn leads to high blood cortisol levels and the development of insulin Read More
  • Over Supplementation of Nutrients +

    Over Supplementation of Nutrients in the Equine Diet Excessive supplementation of any nutrient, even if the nutrient is not toxic, requires metabolic and organ functions in order to eliminate the nutrient from the body. This is a waste of valuable resources whether in the form of enzyme activity, energy, or Read More
  • Factors that Affect Hoof Quality +

    Factors that Affect Hoof Quality Genetics and nutrition are predominant factors affecting the quality of horse’s hooves. Environmental and mechanical factors, hormone imbalances and improper trimming and shoeing can be other contributing factors. Environmental factors that can contribute to poor hoof quality can include wet or dry conditions. Mechanical factors Read More
  • Whole Oats to Horses with a History of Laminitis +

    Feeding Whole Oats to Horses with a History of Laminitis Updated October 31, 2014 Laminitis and colic are often the result of undigested starch entering the caecum of the horse where it is broken down and fermented by microbes. It is this fermentation process along with alterations in the gut Read More
  • Early Nutrition and Dental Health +

    Early Nutrition and Dental Health Broodmare nutrition greatly influences the dental development of the unborn fetus. These early teeth created from connective tissue during fetal growth are the foundation for the horse’s dental health from weaning throughout life. Unlike the teeth of most mammals, horse’s teeth continuously grow from the Read More
  • The Hay Burner Horse +

    The "Hay Burner" Horse To understand how to feed and to manage equine nutrition, we must understand the digestive system of the horse and how the horse differs from other animals. Horses are ‘hay burners’. This means horses can convert cellulose (fiber) to energy in the pouches of their digestive Read More
  • Feeding the PSSM Horse +

    Feeding the “Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy” Horse Since Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy involves the deposition of a non-bioavailable form of glycogen into the muscle tissue, the best diet is one that minimizes glycogen formation. If the horse needs a calorie source in addition to the cellulose provided by pasture hay to maintain Read More
  • Can You Love a Neglected Horse Too Much? +

    Can You Love a Neglected Horse Too Much? The natural tendency is to over-feed the thin horse that has been neglected, especially if the horse is a Rescue and Rehab. It is important to note that these horses often have medical issues along with inadequate nutrition. The most common medical Read More
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