horse feed

Horse Q&A: Proper Eating

2019-02-13T08:56:58-06:00July 6th, 2012|Articles|

Is my horse properly taking in, chewing and swallowing both forage and feed? By observing your horse while eating hay, grass and feed, you may find that while he is taking in food he may not be actually chewing and/or swallowing it - this is especially common in older horses with poor dentition that may [...]

Are Sugars, Starches and Grains “Evil” in Horse Diet

2019-02-13T09:01:24-06:00March 27th, 2012|Articles|

Have you ever watched a pendulum swing? It swings way to the right, and then goes back to center. Then it swings way to the left, then returns to center again. In human nutrition, the sugar and starch pendulum appears to be returning to center. In equine nutrition, however, that sugar and starch pendulum seems [...]

Formulating Horse Feeds

2019-02-13T08:57:14-06:00March 27th, 2012|Articles|

When choosing a horse feed, looking at the guaranteed analysis can help you determine if the nutritional content of that feed is appropriate for the age and activity level of your horse.  You’d think that two products that both contain 14% protein, 6% fat, etc. would be pretty much the same feed.  However, products with [...]

Feeding A Lactating Mare

2019-02-13T08:59:33-06:00March 22nd, 2012|Articles|

When a mare foals, her daily nutrient requirements increase significantly, nearly double that of early gestation. These nutrient needs must be met for the mare to recover from foaling stress, produce milk, and rebreed without losing body condition. Underfeeding mares during early lactation will result in lower milk production and weight loss. Early lactation weight [...]

Efficacy of Yeast Products In Equine Diets

2019-02-13T09:00:00-06:00March 22nd, 2012|Articles|

In the past several years, multiple sources have recommended yeast products for inclusion in equine diets for many purposes, including improving fiber and phosphorus digestibility, increase feed efficiency, support hindgut bacteria, and even prevention and cure of gastric ulcers. However, a close look at the published data available on the efficacy of supplementing yeast culture [...]

Feeding Management Guidelines

2019-02-13T09:00:12-06:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Feeding horses correctly and safely often appears to be enormously complicated for the horse owner. Horses are unique in the livestock world, and cannot be fed the same way as cattle, hogs sheep, or any other livestock species. However, following a few guidelines will go a long way toward ensuring that your horse's nutrient requirements [...]

Deer and Feeds for Other Animals

2019-02-13T10:15:39-06:00March 13th, 2012|Articles|

People often want to feed deer what is handy, which might be sheep, goat, dairy, or even horse feeds. The problem is these feeds are not formulated for deer, do not meet their specific needs, and may even cause problems. Sheep are very intolerant of dietary copper, so sheep feeds and, traditionally, most goat feeds [...]

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