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What Can You Tell By Just Looking at Hay?

There’s a lot you can’t tell by looking but appearance does yield some useful information.  Just the type of hay is a helpful start.  Legumes (clover, peanut, alfalfa) are always high protein and calcium.  Bermuda will be low protein unless … Continue reading

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Spring Grass Laminitis

Spring is the peak time for grass-associated laminitis in most parts of the world. You can effectively treat or, better yet, prevent it but only if you understand the mechanism. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Scott A fat pony is the … Continue reading

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Hay Analysis in Equine Nutrition

If you think a hay analysis is just something else unnecessary to waste your money on, please reconsider. The dairy and beef industry has been utilizing hay analyses since the 1800s.  Why? Because it saves them money through maximized milk … Continue reading

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Hay Wars – Which is best?

Grass or Alfalfa.  Timothy or Orchard.  Grain hays.  Is Bermuda safe?  There is plenty of room for confusion in selecting a hay.                                                             Premium Grass Hay Legume hays, which include Alfalfa, Clover and in some areas Perennial Peanut and Birdsfoot … Continue reading

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