Tag Archives: Uckele Health and Nutrition

Protein and Your Horse

Myths abound in equine nutrition, especially when it comes to protein. One of the most common of these is that high protein can damage the kidneys.  Excess protein is processed in the liver to urea, which is excreted in the … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Feed

Interest is high in mixing up your own grain recipe. There are some good reasons for doing this, but also some precautions. In the plus category are: Cost saving. Even if you run a large stable and pay a local … Continue reading

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Feeding Muscle

You can’t improve on Mother Nature when a horse is performing well but many horses struggle to live up to the goals we have for them.  The tendency is to focus on lameness and look for sources of pain, which … Continue reading

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Joint Care – The Basics

Simply because of their sheer size/mass, the joints of a horse bear a tremendous load. Since force = mass x acceleration, the load on joints only increases with exercise. Fortunately, the horse’s body is equipped with ways to balance these … Continue reading

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Spring Pastures

In most areas of North America, pastures are coming to their verdant peak.  This beautiful flush is also a powerhouse of nutrition for the horse. Spring grass has abundant supplies of  vitamins and omega-3 essential fats which likely contribute to … Continue reading

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