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Horse Nutrition Articles

  • Feeding for Hoof Health +

    Hoof quality can be influenced by many factors, such as: • Genetics • Farrier work • Type of environment • Work intensity • Microbial invasions • Nutrition In this article, we want to focus on the role that nutrition plays in hoof health. Read More
  • Equine Insulin Resistance: Definition, Causes, Signs, Treatment and Prevention +

    ‘Insulin resistance’ is the accepted term for increased blood glucose in combination with normal to increased levels of blood insulin. In a normally functioning system, glucose in the bloodstream is transported into the cells by the action of insulin. In the case of insulin resistance, this glucose transport funct Read More
  • White Line Disease: Definition, Causes and Solutions +

    White Line Disease: Definition, Causes and Suggestions White Line Disease is caused by bacterial and fungal invasions that damage the medial (middle) hoof wall. These organisms require a nutrient-rich environment that is lacking oxygen to flourish. They are often introduced into the hoof wall at the junction of the sole Read More
  • Case Report: Laminitis with sloughing of all four hooves in a 13-year-old Quarter Horse gelding resulting from a bladder atony episode of unknown origin. +

    Laminitis in its most simple definition is inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof wall. The cause however can vary from trauma, to grain overload, to toxins, and beyond. This case study is meant to show that even the most severe of cases have a chance of survival and Read More
  • Thrush: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment +

    Thrush is a common bacterial infection of the sole and frog of a horse’s foot. The infection “eats away” at the tissues of the frog, sole and heel and if untreated will eventually result in loss of foot structure, increasing sensitivity, progressive lameness, and bleeding. Read More
  • Sedatives or Nutrients for Calming Horses? +

    Sedation of a horse undergoing a procedure often results in a calmer and safer environment for the horse and the handlers. However, there is also the chance of a drug reaction or profound sedation leading to injuries to the horse or handlers due to the horse falling. The invasiveness of Read More
  • Guidelines for Feeding a Senior Horse +

    Guidelines for Feeding a Senior Horse As horses age they usually require increased medical and dental care from your veterinarian. The best senior horse feeding program will improve the nutrient balance and increase the feed efficiency of the natural hay and pasture diet. Hay and pasture nutrient balancers furnish the Read More
  • Allergic dermatitis in dogs: what can be done? +

    Allergies in people usually create respiratory symptoms; however dog allergies usually create skin rashes, smelly skin, ear infections, oily flakey skin, chewing, scratching and feet licking. In medical terms, an allergy is due to an immune mediated response to an antigen that makes its way into the body. Read More
  • Nutrients that Influence Hoof Health +

    The nutritional demands of domesticated modern horses are much different than the nutritional demands of wild horses. A myriad of feed stuffs and supplements have been developed and marketed in reaction to these changing needs. While proper supplementation can provide numerous benefits, insufficient or excessive supplementation of any nutrient can Read More
  • Protecting the hooves during summertime +

    It’s during the hot and dry days of summer that we typically see a rise in dry hooves. Dry and brittle hoof walls will often crack and chip, especially on solid surfaces. Then a thunderstorm arises and forces the horse to stand in mud for a prolonged time, making the Read More
  • Can the Amino Acid Tryptophan Help Nervous Horses? +

    Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is converted to a chemical responsible for nerve transmission and brain health. It can be found in pasture grasses but often in marginal or deficient levels. Unlike drugs that take effect immediately, nutrients such as tryptophan may not be directly active but are Read More
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