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  • HEALTHY PASTURE HAY FOR HORSES

    HEALTHY PASTURE HAY FOR HORSES

    In This Article:The Benefits Of Cocksfoot HayThe Nutrient Profile Of Cocksfoot HayIs Cocksfoot Hay Suitable For Metabolic Or Laminitis Horses? In Australia, Cocksfoot (Dactylis Glomerata) is probably one of the less popular pastures or hay sources available to our equine friends. With this in mind, it is not to say that Cocksfoot cannot be a…

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  • HIGH FIBRE LUPIN PELLET, A NEW DEVELOPMENT

    HIGH FIBRE LUPIN PELLET, A NEW DEVELOPMENT

    In This Article:Why feed a high fibre and low starch calorie source?Improved protein levelBetter trace mineral balanceThe CEN Lupin pellet is the superior cool calorie source for horsesSupporting Australian farms When a horse is in training, the requirement for cool calorie sources in the diet can be achieved in many ways. Cool calorie sources are defined…

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  • LAMINITIS IN HORSES

    LAMINITIS IN HORSES

    In This Article:Laminitis in HorsesWhat is Laminitis?Laminitis and DietHigh Sugar & Starch Diet and LaminitisFeeds to AvoidSuitable Feeds for HorsesReferences Laminitis is a very painful and serious health condition affecting the laminae in horses’ hooves, requiring urgent assistance from your vet and a qualified farrier or trimmer with experience in treating the condition (eg, short…

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  • SKELETAL MUSCLE TISSUE AND ITS RESPONSES TO EXERCISE TRAINING IN PERFORMANCE HORSES

    SKELETAL MUSCLE TISSUE AND ITS RESPONSES TO EXERCISE TRAINING IN PERFORMANCE HORSES

    In this article:Skeletal muscle cells vary in their structure and functionMuscle cell structure and function to different horse eventsWhat can be trained in muscle cells?Adaptations in muscle cells via training can improve performance Skeletal muscle supports body structures, and enables movement of most body parts, including the head, neck, ribs and limbs. Skeletal  muscle makes…

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  • VITAMIN C EFFECTS ON INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY IN ANIMALS

    VITAMIN C EFFECTS ON INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNITY IN ANIMALS

    In This Article:The main points made in this article A recent review has summarized the results of many studies that have investigated the effects of Vitamin C and other constituents of citrus juice on inflammation and immunity. It is well known that Vitamin C nutrition is essential for prevention of scurvy in human and most…

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  • LUCERNE FOR HORSES – THE PROS AND CONS

    LUCERNE FOR HORSES – THE PROS AND CONS

    Lucerne is a high-quality feed and a valuable component of many, if not most horses’ diets. There are good reasons though why it shouldn’t be used as the only source of roughage for horses. Lucerne is a high-quality feed and a valuable component of many, if not most horses’ diets. There are good reasons though…

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  • LUPINS FOR HORSES EXPLAINED

    LUPINS FOR HORSES EXPLAINED

    Lupin hulls are particularly high in digestible fibre and are therefore an excellent addition to horse rations as a source of highly nutritious slow-release sustained energy. In This Article: Why LUPINS are a Super Fibre​Types of LUPINS​The ENERGY from LUPINS​Why LUPINS are HEALTHY for horses​Consider OATS with LUPINS for horses in Heavy Work​ WHY LUPINS…

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  • FIBRE IN HORSES DIETS: WHY IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A FILLER!

    FIBRE IN HORSES DIETS: WHY IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A FILLER!

    Horses are “trickle feeders” (meaning they are designed to ingest relatively small amounts of food gradually over long periods each day) and “hindgut fermenters” (which means that the fibrous component of their diet is fermented in their large intestine). Their entire digestive system is designed to process fibrous plant matter almost constantly.

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