Nutrients: Vitamins / Minerals / Protein / Supplements
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
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)
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
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
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
Links to sources of individual supplements: Minerals, Joint Support, & Vitamins
Winter is the most important time to ensure your horse has access to a constant supply of clean water. A horse's weight consists of 70% water. For your average 1,000lb horse, that is 700lbs of water! Horses naturally drink less water in the winter, leaving it up to us to ensure adequate intake.
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 supplements. But what does it truly mean to be balanced? A balanced diet provides your horse with the energy, protein, and minerals that he needs for his age, weight, and work.
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 touch on how this affects us Vermonters. Over the past 15 years I have sampled a lot of hay!
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