Could a lack of calcium in my mare's diet cause symptoms similar to those seen in dairy cows with milk fever?
Pregnant mares require special nutritional attention to ensure the maintenance of their own health and body condition along with the proper growth of the developing fetus.
I recently switched from a ration balancer to a senior feed, and now my gelding's tail seems to be falling out and his coat has become dull and brittle. No other changes to the diet have been made. Help!
Researchers believe that fish oil, known to make cell membranes more fluid, could potentially increase the ability of a foal’s intestinal cells to absorb immunoglobulin G, a protein obtained from the mare's colostrum that provides foals with the ability to ward off infection.
A recent article addresses the fact that many horses are fed based on historical trends rather than modern conditions. According to the authors of the article, equine diets were significantly altered with domestication.
Is one form of glucosamine better than another?
Can I use alfalfa (lucerne) pellets to help nourish my racehorses?
Could digestive discomfort cause cribbing in my yearling filly?
Selecting high-quality, science-based products remains the best way for horse owners to fill nutritional gaps in diets, but it is often a challenging task that requires the assistance of an equine nutritionist and veterinarian.
A concerned horsewoman called Kentucky Equine Research (KER) about an unhealthy three-month-old foal. She followed the recommendations of both the veterinarian and the nutrition advisors at KER, and the colt made a complete turnaround.
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