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Causes Of Colic: More Than Just Feed Changes

Equine management changes can increase the risk of colic, and it’s not just the changing of feed horse owners and caretakers need to be concerned with: changes in exercise, pasture, water or housing can also up a horse’s risk of gastrointestinal distress. Also, a new study shows that the more caregivers a horse has, the […]

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Packing On The Pounds: The Skinny On Skinny Horses

Getting skinny horses to gain weight can be tough, but the only way to pack on the pounds is to maximize energy consumption. This is traditionally done through adding additional quality forage, adding grain or adding in a high-calorie supplement. Many horses can gain weight by being turned out on high-quality pasture for grazing for […]

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Sunflower Seeds for Horses: Yea or Nay?

Sunflower seeds have become commonplace in feed rooms across the country. They are a rich source of fat that may promote skin health, a shiny coat, and perhaps even weight gain in horses. Are all sunflower seeds the same? Of course not. Classic sunflower seeds, like those consumed at sporting events and used in the […]

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Best Practices For Feeding A Horse On Lay-Up

Your horse gets injured and needs to be on stall rest. You knew exactly what and how much to feed him when he was in work, but now that he is out of training and confined to his stall, what should you feed him to ensure his nutrition requirements are met, but he’s not bouncing […]

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Breeding Stallions: Nutrition Matters

Achieving and maintaining a stallion in appropriate body condition tops the list of nutritional concerns for stallion managers. Too often, stallions become ribby because of breeding efforts or anxiety, or obese due to spring grass and inactivity. Body Condition Priming a stallion’s weight for breeding season starts well before the first mare of the year […]

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Is ‘Hay All Day’ Too Much Or Just Enough For Horses?

There are many schools of thought about feeding horses hay. Some say horses should have access to hay all day, every day to keep their digestive tract working consistently and properly. Others recommend feeding a few flakes of hay at meal time is sufficient for most horses. Clair Thunes, PhD, addressed the issue recently for […]

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Absorbine Introduces The Missing Link Well Blend Senior Feed

The Missing Link® is known as The Original Equine Superfood SupplementTM, which targets the nutritional gaps between the diet Mother Nature intended for horses and what’s available in today’s processed feeds. Rich in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, the equine supplements are veterinarian-formulated for nose-to-tail health.  Now, Absorbine® is pleased to present the newest […]

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Spring Is The Perfect Time To Assess Your Horse’s Health

Whether a horse has campaigned throughout the winter or enjoyed a well-deserved break from riding and competing, spring is a great time to take inventory of his health and wellness. As the old adage goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By being proactive in staying on top of a horse’s […]

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Oh So Corny – Facts About Feeding Corn To Horses

Corn is a staple of many high-quality concentrates for horses. Aside from horses finding corn palatable, corn has many nutritional benefits, which vary depending on how the corn is processed. Some like to feed horses corn straight from the field, either on the cob or freshly shucked, but may not be aware of the following […]

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Equine Nutrition: Higher Fat Diet, Happier Horse

It makes sense that a well-fed horse will be a happier horse, and just as with humans, malnutrition or high-sugar diets can create adverse effects both physically and emotionally. While there is little research on the effects of a high sugar/starch diet for horses, most horse owners can attest that their some horses will present adverse behavioral characteristics […]

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