Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Horse Doesn’t Feel Good, What Should I Feed It?

There are a number of potential illnesses which can cause horses to go “off feed” for varying periods of time.  Upper respiratory issues, such as strangles and influenza, may cause the horse to lose appetite and reduce feed intake. There …

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Your horse ate WHAT?

Abnormal or unusual eating behavior is not uncommon in horses and may be of concern to a horse owner.  Foals frequently nibble at manure, which is one way the microbial population of the gut is established.  It does not look …

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Creep Feeding Foals

When was the last time you picked a mare out for breeding based solely on the fact that she was a good milker? If you are like most horse owners, that thought probably didn’t even cross your mind when it …

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Feeding the Broodmare During Lactation

Proper nutrition for the broodmare during lactation is essential to make certain that she produces adequate milk for the foal and also maintains her body condition so that she will re-breed successfully and safely carry the next year’s foal. The …

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