Nutrition

Avoiding Digestive Disturbances

Avoiding Digestive Disturbances

The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science just published a review article titled “The Dietary Components and Feeding Management as Options to Offset Digestive Disturbances in Horses”.  I know not everyone enjoys diving head first into a seven page study like I do, so I thought I’d give you the Cliff Note version.

 

Feed Room Necessity: Scales

Feed Room Necessity: Scales

When you get new hay or introduce a new feed, it’s a good idea to weigh it and ensure your horse is receiving the proper amount.

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.

Average Nutrient Levels of VT & NH hay between 2016-2018

Average Nutrient Levels of VT & NH hay between 2016-2018

What stands out the most?  All but four minerals are meeting requirements for your average 1,000lb horse at maintenance / light work, and two m...
Winter Laminitis

Winter Laminitis

Cold weather can trigger hoof pain for horses with metabolic issues.  Here is the scenario: You own a lovely Morgan mare.  You know the breed can ...
How much forage does your horse need to stay warm this winter?

How much forage does your horse need to stay warm this winter?

As the temperature drops, horses burn more energy to stay warm, therefore their energy requirements will increase.  We can provide our horses extra...
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!
Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Custom Equine Nutrition is excited to announce that we are now a distributor of Emcelle Tocopherol, a water-soluble Vit E supplement. I recommend t...
How to hand pull a hay sample

How to hand pull a hay sample

The best technique to sample your horses hay is to use a mechanical coring probe made specifically for this purpose.  Probes are able to sample a cross-section of the bale (end to center) and the serrated tip allows collection of both coarse and fine particles.  When using a hay probe is not an option, the next best method is hand pulling from the center of multiple bales.

 

Individual Ingredient Sources

Individual Ingredient Sources

Links to sources of individual supplements: Minerals, Joint Support, & Vitamins
Pasture Strategies for Horses with Metabolic Disorders

Pasture Strategies for Horses with Metabolic Disorders

 Managing a horse with a metabolic disorder is a lifetime dedication. Like a child having a peanut allergy, it will always be something you need to be cautions of.  There is no such thing as a safe pasture for horses with metabolic disorders.  However, there are strategies to reduce the risk. 

What's in your Balancer?

What's in your Balancer?

Ration Balancers pack a lot of nutrients into a small amount.  This is ideal for our "Good Doers".   Less calories, more nutrients. Here are a few ...