Monthly Archives: October 2016

Hay – Much More than Fiber

Hay used to be widely viewed as having little or no nutritional value beyond being a source of fiber which provided horses with chew time and made them feel full between meals.  That has largely changed but even those who … Continue reading

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Feeding Weanlings

Weanlings have intensive nutritional needs and you shouldn’t start feeding them like a smaller version of an adult. Nutrient dense diets are those that have high levels of protein/amino acids and minerals per calorie. As you might expect, mineral requirements … Continue reading

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Selecting Good Hay

Many people still consider hay nothing more than filler, a boredom buster, but it is much more than that.  Even if feeding a highly fortified commercial feed, hay will still provide the bulk of your horse’s protein, minerals and vitamins.  … Continue reading

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ABC of Joint Nutraceuticals

It’s been about three decades since the first oral joint support supplement came on the market, a chondroitin sulfate product.  This was followed by glucosamine (as a sulfate or chloride) and hyaluronic acid aka hyaluronate or hyaluronan.  This is the … Continue reading

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Nutritional Advertising Hooks

The goals of customers and manufacturers are sometimes at odds when it comes to advertising.  Customers use it to obtain information on products, while companies are focused on getting potential clients’ attention.  These two goals don’t have to be exclusive, … Continue reading

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