Roy A. Johnson, MS

Roy A. Johnson, MS, is an equine technology manager for Cargill Animal Nutrition. In his role, he is responsibile for the development of horse feeds for U.S. business, including feeds for Nutrena, ACCO, Agway, and private label brands. A former professional horse trainer, farm manager, and horse judging coach, Johnson was an assistant professor in the Agricultural Production Division at the University of Minnesota-Wasecae before joining Cargill. Johnson has also participated in a successful Thoroughbred racing partnership.

Articles by Roy Johnson

Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper. Read More

What Your Senior Horse is Telling You about His Diet

How can your senior horse's appearance indicate he's in need of a diet change? Learn what to watch for. Read More

Salt for Horses in High Temperatures

Providing salt free-choice can help your horse eat and drink well, and stay healthy, when temperatures rise. Read More

Why would a Horse Lose Weight during Hot Weather?

Find out why some horses lose weight when the temperature rises. Read More

Managing Feeding Programs on the Road for Show Horses

Here are some suggestions to help maintain your show horse's body condition, appearance, and performance. Read More

Adding Oil to a Horse's Diet

When adding oil, keep a careful eye on meeting the horse's total nutrient and energy requirements. Read More

Warm Temperatures and Water Consumption

Transitioning from cool to warm season, like winter to spring, could require an adjustment in watering horses. Read More

Feeding Horses for Sales Preparation

Having a quality feed program is essential to have horses looking and feeling their best in the sales ring. Read More

Feeding Foals through Weaning

Before weaning, devise a feeding plan to help the foal make a smooth transition to life on his own. Read More

Nutrient Deficiencies in Horse Diets

If a horse's minimum nutrient requirements are not met, he could show signs of a deficiency. Read More

Weaning Options for Foals

Proper preparation can minimize the stress of weaning and make for a more pleasant experience for all. Read More

Feeding Broodmares During Lactation

Broodmares require proper nutrition while lactating to aid in milk production and body condition maintenance. Read More

Abnormal Eating Behaviors: Your Horse Ate What?

Anytime a horse is consuming unusual material, a thorough review of the diet is a good idea. Read More

Tips for Feeding Broodmares

Here are some general feeding guidelines to keep in mind when managing pregnant mares. Read More

Types of Carbohydrates in Horse Feed Diets

Confused about carbs? Get the low-down on some common carbohydrates found in horse feeds. Read More

Management Practices: Reducing the Risk of Colic

Certain management practices can help owners reduce the risk of their horses developing colic. Read More

Water: The Most Important Nutrient for Horses

As winter approaches, remember that horses require access to clean water at an appropriate temperature. Read More