Monthly Archives: September 2015

Feeding HYPP Horses

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis is a muscular disorder traced to descendants of the QH stallion Impressive. HYPP is caused by a mutation in a protein inside the “voltage gated sodium channel”. When a motor nerve fires, it triggers opening of sodium … Continue reading

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Selenium Paranoia

It’s never bad to be aware of things that may be toxic to your horse, but precautions can be carried too far if you don’t know the details.  Yes, selenium is a potentially toxic mineral but deficiency is much more … Continue reading

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Transitioning from Pasture to Hay

Hay is just dried grass but there are several things to consider when making the transition from pasture to hay.                             Typical Fall Pasture with Grasses Going Dormant As grasses mature and develop their seed heads, fiber fractions progressively increase … Continue reading

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