Articles on Horse Health

  • 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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  • OATS FOR HORSES – THE PROS AND CONS

    OATS FOR HORSES – THE PROS AND CONS

    There is a misconception among many horse owners that oats shouldn’t be fed to horses because they are likely to make them ‘hot’ and ‘fizzy’. In most cases, this simply isn’t the case, although there are always some exceptions. In This Article:The BENEFITS of feeding OATSWhy is PHOSPHORUS important in horses’ dietsWhy OATS are healthy for horsesWhy BETA-GLUCAN…

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  • THE SECRET TO STAMINA IN ENDURANCE HORSES

    THE SECRET TO STAMINA IN ENDURANCE HORSES

    What is a healthy source of fat for horses? Why are cooking oils unhealthy for horses? What is a healthy oil for horses? METABOLISM RESEARCH OF ENDURANCE HORSES Increasing stamina in an endurance horse is one of the keys to high performance. Research developments into the metabolism of endurance horses may prove insightful to increasing…

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  • DO HORSES NEED CHAFF?

    DO HORSES NEED CHAFF?

    Why don’t you need to feed a horse chaff? What happens when you feed a horse chaff? Why is hay important for ulcers? SHOULD CHAFF BE INCLUDED IN A HORSE’S DIET When formulating a healthy diet for your horse, should chaff be included? There are many aspects to consider, as horses are what we call…

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  • 5 QUICK WINTER TIPS FOR YOUR HORSE

    5 QUICK WINTER TIPS FOR YOUR HORSE

    1. EATING ROUGHAGE HELPS KEEP YOUR HORSE WARM Give your horse an ample supply of roughage in the form of digestible fibre like grassy hay. They will convert this into energy in the form of heat that will help them stay warmer. Long stem roughage is important instead of chaff as it promotes more salvia…

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  • WHY ARE ELECTROLYTES IMPORTANT IN WINTER?

    WHY ARE ELECTROLYTES IMPORTANT IN WINTER?

    Why Feed Electrolytes In Winter? How To Avoid Dehydration In Winter? How Electrolytes Prevent Colic? Why Sugar & Filler Free Electrolytes Are Better? WHY FEED ELECTROLYTES IN WINTER? Electrolytes are as essential in the cold of winter as they are in the heat of the summer. In the cooler months, a horse will cut back…

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