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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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No Quick Fix for Laminitis Risk

It’s perfectly natural to want a silver bullet that will instantly remove the threat of devastating health problems like laminitis but it’s just not that simple.          The classical laminitis stance is something you never want to see. The latest … Continue reading

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Myth Busting

It’s easy for opinions or hypotheses that are repeated often enough to eventually morph into what passes as a fact and from there to a myth that’s difficult to eradicate. These are three commonly repeated, but wrong, horse feeding myths. … 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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