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What You Need To Know About Feeding A Horse With Ulcers

Many horses suffer from Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS). This is a very common and very serious condition that affects about half of all foals and leisure horses, approximately 65% of performance horses and a whopping 93% of racehorses. This condition develops due to injury (caused by acid) to the upper gastrointestinal tract and the …

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Tips And Tricks For Feeding Horses In Winter

Wintertime is typically a less active time for horses as showing and riding activities slow down. This reduction in activity level can also mean a need for reduced calories if your horse is stabled and does not need extra calories to cope with very cold weather. In the wintertime, grass is typically less abundant, so …

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Is Feeding Oats To Horses For Weight Gain A Good Idea?

Oats are a traditional mainstay in horse feeding. They are often thought of as a safe grain and frequently make up the basis of a horse’s grain diet. In reality, there are upsides and downsides to feeding oats. Is feeding oats to horses for weight gain a good thing? In this article, we explore the nutritional …

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How To Choose The Best Performance Feed For Horses

Horses are individuals, and different activities require different levels of energy and types of fuel. For this reason, it is not possible to identify the “best horse feed for performance horses”. There are lots of good choices in horse feeds, and there are management techniques you can use to optimize the effectiveness of the feed …

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Horse Clipping Tips To Help You Keep Your Horse Tidy

As the weather warms up in the springtime, you naturally want to get out and ride. Unfortunately, since your horse’s winter coat will not have shed out completely, activities in the spring sunshine can leave you with a bit of a dilemma. At the end of your ride, your horse’s heavy fur coat may be …

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Salt For Horses: How Much Salt Do Horses Need

Along with feed, hay, grass and water horses need a regular supply of salt in their diet. Salt (NaCl) is made up of sodium and chloride, which are two of the electrolytes horses need to maintain proper bodily functions. The other three are magnesium, potassium and calcium. In this article, we discuss the importance of …

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What Is Quidding And What Can You Do About It?

Horses with sound teeth can break up and grind feed, grass and hay easily and efficiently. This enables them to digest food well and make the best use of the nutrients it contains. When a horse has broken, missing, loose or diseased teeth, it can cause a chewing malfunction called “quidding”. In this article we …

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How To Feed Your Senior Horse?

Horses are living longer these days thanks to good care and good nutrition. The key to optimum health and function for senior horses is good diet. In this article, we will share tips on feeding your senior horse. Read on to learn more about senior horse feed. Why Do Senior Horses Need Special Food? Older …

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What You Need To Know About Basic Horse Dental Care

You may be surprised to learn that horses really need regular dental checkups. This is especially true as your horse grows older. As the years pass, the angle and shape of a horse’s teeth change. This can cause a lot of problems if left untreated. Luckily, regular dental care along with special attention to the …

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Strategies For Senior Horse Care

The most important lesson you can learn for good horsemanship is that every horse is an individual. For this reason, some senior equines are easy keepers until their dying day while others are challenging every step of the way. In this article we will explore some common questions and concerns regarding senior horse care. Read …

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