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The Last Half of Pregnancy

The pregnant mare has the same basic needs for water, nutrients and exercise but with different targets. The calories are the easy part. If you have a good quality hay (DE at least 0.9 Mcal/lb on hay analysis) she will … Continue reading

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Growing Horses in Cold Weather

Hoof growth isn’t the only thing that slows down in cold weather. The growth of young horses can too [Onoda et al 2013, 2014]. Several studies have now documented a slowing down of growth rate in the winter with a … Continue reading

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Nutrition for the Lactating Mare

There is a reason the horse evolved to foal in the Spring. The rich, tender, high moisture young vegetation provides the energy and protein dense nutrition the mare needs to make sufficient milk. In peak lactation the mare needs 1.8X … Continue reading

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