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Feeding Yearlings

Whether you are prepping for sales and halter classes or trying your best to raise a healthy and sound youngster, careful attention to nutritional needs is a key component.  Yearlings should not be fed like little adults. This handsome devil … 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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How To Make Your Own Feed

Feed companies have been around for quite a while (Purina dates back to 1894) but many operations still mix their own feed.  There are pros and cons. A big plus is cost. Even if you give a formula to a … Continue reading

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In Defense of Wheat Bran

Wheat bran has gone from a darling of caretakers everywhere to one of the most widely criticized feeds.  The ensuing impression that bran is somehow “bad” is unwarranted.  In fact, bran has some very desirable characteristics. Bran’s high phosphorus content … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Bran Mash

Warm bran mashes have a very long history of use in equine feeding, especially in winter, but lately have come under attack.  Is this the yummy comfort food it has been claimed to be, or actually potentially harmful?  As is … Continue reading

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Phosphorus is for Power

In combination with calcium as a compound called hydroxyapatite, phosphorus gives bone its strength.  While most of the body’s phosphorus is tied up in bone, free phosphorus serves important functions in each and every cell of the body. Phosphorus as … Continue reading

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