Nutrients: Vitamins, Minerals and more

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

To Supplement or Not?
Vitamin E ~ Just The Facts

Vitamin E ~ Just The Facts

Whether you care for a pasture pet or a performance horse, Vitamin E is an essential nutrient in your horses diet. The key word here is “essential”, meaning it is required for the body to work properly. 

Supplement Transparency

Supplement Transparency

Between clever marketing and promises, well intentioned horse owners spend hundreds in supplements they hope will help their horse.  Then you look at the ingredients of this miracle powder and see: Proprietary Blend, a guaranteed analysis in ppm’s and percentages you can’t decipher, or worse yet…no guaranteed analysis at all.  What’s a horse owner to do??
Feeding Oil

Feeding Oil

Seeing a jug of vegetable oil in a feed room is pretty common.  Reasons may be for a shinny coat, weight gain or extra energy.  Here are some important highlights about feeding your horse oil.

Intro to Protein & Amino Acids

Intro to Protein & Amino Acids

How does your horse utilize protein and does he need protein or amino acids added to his diet?
The Highs and Lows of Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

The Highs and Lows of Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

When horse owners think about joint supplements, one popular ingredient they look for is HA (Hyaluronic Acid).  Unfortunately, finding the best product for your horse is not as cut and dry as seeing Hyaluronic Acid listed in the ingredients.

 

Mighty Minerals: Copper and Zinc

Mighty Minerals: Copper and Zinc

Trace minerals; the amount a horse needs to consume is so minimal it’s hard to imagine they have any effect over such a large animal.  Yet deficiencies in two trace minerals; copper and zinc can be very noticeable.

Sulfates in the Equine Diet

Sulfates in the Equine Diet

I was recently asked about sulfates in horses diet, I thought it would be a great topic for a new blog post!
Individual Ingredient Sources

Individual Ingredient Sources

Links to sources of individual supplements: Minerals, Joint Support, & Vitamins
Winter Water

Winter Water

Winter Water Intake Winter is the most important time to ensure your horse has access to a constant supply of clean water.  A horse's weight consis...
What is a BALANCED diet?

What is a BALANCED diet?

I hear the term "Balanced Diet" thrown around a lot.  I've heard it used in reference to horses fed solely forage, to horses who run the gamut of s...
Iron Levels in Vermont Hay

Iron Levels in Vermont Hay

You've probably heard recent talk regarding iron overload and the effects on horses.   But does this concern you and your horse? I thought I would ...