Though the color of hay is not the end-all, be-all method for determining hay quality (that would be forage analysis by a laboratory), color is a useful indicator of nutritive value.
When a horse owner is faced with an unexpected soft-tissue injury, a flurry of questions immediately springs to mind. When do I call the vet? Does the wound really need stitches? What about an antibiotic? Here are some helpful facts to help your horse on his road to recovery.
Horse owners often have trouble identifying fatigue because its multidimensional nature varies with activity, training and physiological status of the individual, and environmental conditions.
Is there an alternative feed or supplement that we can give our obese pony so we don't have to give him grain?
I own a 13-month-old filly that's in moderate weight. I am moving her to a farm closer to me that has great pasture, and she will be turned out all day, every day. With this change in pasture, what's the best feed for her?
Are sunflower seeds safe to feed my horse, and will they improve coat condition?
A recent study suggested that natural vitamin E may be superior to synthetic versions in mitigating oxidative and muscle cell damage in exercising horses compared to the synthetic version.
Specific to animals, including horses, elephant root reportedly manages internal and external parasites, improves poor appetites, reduces coughing and diarrhea, and helps clear retained placentas.
Proper turnout offers innumerable benefits. However, for some horses timing of turnout needs to be optimized to maximize health and minimize ingestion of fructans.
Water is one of the six essential nutrients required by horses for health and well-being. Should horse owners rely upon pasture and natural sources of water found on the property to properly hydrate horses?
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