Monthly Archives: June 2011

Types of Vitamins in Horse Diets

There are two main classes of vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-Soluble Vitamins: The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K, and they are listed on horse feed tags as IU/lb. This stands for “International Units per Pound”. They are …

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Calcium and Phosphorus Levels in Horse Diets

Where do calcium and phosphorus come from, and what can you as a horse owner do to balance the diet? As always, first examine your hay source.  Legumes are better sources of calcium than are the grass hays, but neither …

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Calcium and Phosphorus in Horse Diets

Horses are more likely to suffer from a lack of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) than of any other minerals.  Considering the detrimental effect on bone development that a deficiency of these two minerals can have, every horse owner should …

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Hoof Health and Nutrition

If your horse has ever had issues with his/her feet, the old adage, ‘no hoof, no horse’ could not ring truer.  When considering hoof health, multiple factors influence the state of your horse’s feet including nutrition, conformation, environment, use and …

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Laminitis in Horses – What can you do?

Many times when our animals are sick it can be hard to know what to do - how to feed them, how to help them, and how to make them feel better. With laminitis, the main thing you can do as …

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Understanding Laminitis

Spring is upon us and hopefully warmer weather has arrived where you are! Many of our horses will soon begin to receive a substantial amount of their daily nutrients from new growth pasture. While it can be a relief to …

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