Long before they were domesticated, horses survived on grazing alone. Today, foraging remains an important part of a healthy equine’s diet, but lurking inside every green, sunny pasture is the potential for danger. Continue reading “5 Common Plants That Are Poisonous to Horses”
He who brings the food is momentarily part of the heard. At least that’s how most horses tend to view their caretakers. This partially illuminates why some equine demonstrate mild to hostile behaviors come mealtime. Continue reading “Understanding Why Some Horses are ‘Food-Aggressive’”
Fad diets are exceedingly popular among all walks of life, including horses! Though not all low carb diets are equine appropriate (looking at you Atkins!) you might be surprised to learn why horse nutritionists favor low carbohydrates in some cases. Continue reading “Low Carb Diets; Feeding for Trainable Energy”
While prebiotics and probiotics are definitely close cousins, their roles in the family are completely different.
Learn how the two work together to support your dog or horse’s overall health and come away with an understanding of the major differences between the two. Continue reading “Prebiotics vs. Probiotics; Getting the Most for Less”
Your horse’s performance and overall health are largely contingent on one system functioning well: the digestive tract. It’s the site where nutrients are absorbed and converted into energy. It’s also responsible for killing off any harmful microorganisms that could cause illness or infection. Continue reading “Horse Feed: Why Quality Fiber is Essential for Health”
Roundworms. Tapeworms. Large and small strongyles. For most people, the very thought of parasitic worms wriggling around in our intestines is downright nauseating, and we wouldn’t want for a companion animal to have to endure it, either. Continue reading “Best Ways to Minimize Your Horses Intestinal Parasites”
Your horses total body weight is comprised of roughly 4% minerals. Compared to a 60% water and 30% fat makeup, these trace minerals may seem trivial; however, they’re vital for dozens of internal systems and significantly impact your horse’s overall wellness. Continue reading “Featured Horse Food Ingredient of the Month: Zinpro 4-Plex EQ “
Although it’s often thought of as a condition on its own, “Colic” is actually blanket term that covers several different types of gastrointestinal upset in equines. While colic is sometimes just a small issue (comparable to “tummy trouble” or indigestion in humans), there are times when colic is a sign of a serious, life-threatening medical issue. Read on for more information on this common threat to your horse’s health! Continue reading “Important Warning Signs That Indicate Your Horse is Having a Life-Threatening Colic Episode”
In the small brown layer of a rice seed contains a bran that, when stabilized and fed in a balanced diet fortified with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, can provide a great many benefits to your horse. Continue reading “Featured Horse Food Ingredient of the Month: Rice Bran”
In cool northern climates, like Montana and Canada, grows a special teardrop-shaped seed known as flax. For centuries it has been helping horses supplement their essential fatty acids.