Nutrition

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 ...
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...
How is your horse's nutrition similar to his dressage training?

How is your horse's nutrition similar to his dressage training?

How is your horse's nutrition similar to his dressage training? When you walk down the supplement aisle of your local feed store, a lot of products...
Helping Daisy

Helping Daisy

Meet Daisy. She is a newcomer to Gerdas Equine Rescue. She was neglected, had slipper hooves, laminitis, and untreated PPID. I will be Daisy's "Nutritional Sponsor", balancing her diet and guiding her nutrition through her recovery. 
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...