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Flax To Mimic Pasture

How much flax seed do you need to feed to match intake from grazing? We know that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential elements of the diet for mammals because their bodies cannot synthesize them. What we don’t know … Continue reading

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Weight Support for Senior Horses

Winter weather and loss of good pasture make all owners of thin senior horses anxious.  Some things to consider when a horse is underweight span all age groups, but seniors have additional considerations. Older horses need frequent, but not necessarily … Continue reading

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Feeding In Winter

Forage first is always the rule of feeding horses, but in winter it may not be enough. Every horse has a LCT – lower critical temperature. This is the environmental temperature (air temperature + wind chill) below which the horse … 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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