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Making Sense of Feeding Sulfur

You have probably read at least one article talking about sulfur in the body as indispensable for protein production, integrity of skin/hair/hooves and nails, enzyme action, some B vitamins, production of substances like chondroitin sulfate and elimination of toxins. All … Continue reading

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Protein for the Active Horse

Protein is the most expensive ingredient in a diet. Equine nutritionists are trained with the same mindset as nutritionists working with other livestock.  Cost is a consideration; return for the investment.  This often results in recommendations being the minimum you … Continue reading

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Alfalfa and the IR Horse

The horse hasn’t been born that doesn’t love alfalfa.  Although it poses some balancing challenges, alfalfa can be a valuable addition to the diet.  However, for reasons that are not yet explained alfalfa can cause flares of laminitis pain in … Continue reading

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Balancers Can’t Balance

Balancers have been popular for a number of years.  They are bagged feeds with a higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and sometimes protein than found in regular feeds.  They are typically fed at a rate of 1 to 2 lbs/day … Continue reading

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