Tag Archives: Tri-Amino

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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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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Understanding Amino Acids

Amino acids are the basic unit of proteins. The cellular ribosomes are protein assembly factories where amino acids are strung together to build proteins according to the formulas contained in the horse’s DNA.  https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Ribosome. If an amino acid in the … Continue reading

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Slow Growing Hooves

The cells of the hooves are among the most metabolically active in the body because they are constantly being worn away and need to replace themselves. Because of this, any gaps in their nutrition shows up as slow growth or … Continue reading

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Methionine Supplementation May be Crucial

Considering all the important tasks L-methionine performs it’s perplexing you don’t hear or read more about it. L-methionine is one of the essential amino acids, meaning the horse must get his supply from the diet because the body cannot manufacture … Continue reading

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Nutritional Support for Shedding

Mother Nature provides our horses with a dense coat to protect them in Winter but getting rid of it in the Spring is a hassle.  Shedding is triggered by changes in day length. There are many factors that may either  … 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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