Tag Archives: Uckele Health & Nutrition

No Hoof, No Horse

The equine foot is a miracle of engineering and a design that is unique in the animal kingdom. Why the equine foot evolved the way it did is a bit of a mystery, but one clear thing is that the form … Continue reading

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Oil and Horses

Although feeding fat to horses is often a topic of debate, recent research indicates that feeding fats containing Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) can provide support not only for skin and hooves, but mental, digestive, reproductive, pulmonary and joint function, as well. … Continue reading

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Proper Detox is the Key to a Healthy Horse

Healthy detoxification is largely dependent on a healthy, balanced relationship between the exposure to external toxins, the production of internal toxins from normal metabolism and the ability of the body, in particular the liver and the kidneys, to process and … Continue reading

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Malic Acid to the Rescue

Environmental toxic metals are quite common and thankfully, most horses seem to manage them fairly well.   That being said, the toxic metal aluminum is easily the most prevalent and damaging toxic metal affecting the horse’s metabolism.  Horses don’t manage … Continue reading

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Oh, Oh, Oh.. Witchy Woman..or Mare.. something like that!

You know exactly what I am talking about..you see it in any barn.. it is the very reason why some people opt for the gelding over the mare at point of sale. I am talking about the periods of time … Continue reading

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Grow strong like Popeye’s horse… if he had one!

Foals grow very quickly and demand a nutrient rich diet to support this growth. The mare’s lactation peaks at about 2 months, by 4 months she is providing about 50% of the foal’s nutritional requirements, and by 6 months only … Continue reading

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They’re all twitterpated!

Think Spring – Think Babies… HEALTHY babies! When a mare is in foal, it is very important to focus on her and her foal’s nutrition.  Proper nutrition starting at the early stages of pregnancy through the first several months of … Continue reading

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Worried about Hay Belly?

“Hay belly” refers to distention of the abdomen. When viewed from the front, the horse looks pregnant. However, it is not caused by hay per se. A horse can eat very large amounts of hay and still look trim. It’s … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Hay

Most people when asked what they feed their horses will give you the brand name of a bagged feed and the percent protein it contains. They may or may not know what type of hay they feed. Some even believe … Continue reading

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That old saying again…

You can lead a horse to water… but he prefers it warm, clean and with a side of hay! Horses need to drink anywhere from 6 to 12 gallons of water daily to maintain proper hydration.  Inadequate water consumption can … Continue reading

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