Grains

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Resolve to Weigh Your Horse's Feed

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Do you want to make sure your horse is getting the right amount of feed? Use a scale!... Read More

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Equine Ration Balancer Pellets Explained

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When fed with forage, ration balancer pellets supplement equine diets without excess calories. ... Read More

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When is an Older Horse Ready for Senior Feed?

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As horses age, they might require additional nutritional support. Get advice for feeding senior horses.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

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A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

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Need to stretch your hay supply this winter? Consider adding hay cubes, complete feeds, or forage byproducts.... Read More

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Risks Associated With Feeding Horses Traditional Bran Mashes

December 12, 2016

While steeped in tradition, feeding bran mashes can cause GI distress in horses. Learn why, and discover alternatives.... Read More

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Impact of Dosage and Diet on Omeprazole Efficacy

December 11, 2016

A brief period of fasting prior to omeprazole administration could help maximize drug absorption and, thus, efficacy.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Poll Recap: Weighty Feed Options

November 15, 2016

Of the 758 respondents, only 106 (14%) said they weigh everything their horse gets to eat. ... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 14, 2016

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

November 13, 2016

Heading south for the winter? Prepare in advance to keep your horse healthy during and after transport.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More

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Processed Horse Feeds: A Balance of Pros and Cons

October 31, 2016

Human nutritionists encourage eating whole foods and avoiding processed ones. Does the same logic apply to our horses?... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

October 22, 2016

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

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Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

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Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

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If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Complete Feeds vs. Ration Balancers: What's the Difference?

September 19, 2016

One's designed to be the horse's whole diet, while the other should be added to a ration. Which is best for your horse?... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 16, 2016

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More