The Trouble With Traditional Bran Mashes

Though many horse owners are inclined to offer their steeds warm bran mashes as the weather cools, this tradition has fallen out of favor in recent years, and for good reason: Wheat bran mashes are not nearly as beneficial as once believed. Many older equestrians remember feeding warm mashes to their horses after they had […]

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Bran Mash: A Mashup Of Myths

On cold winter days, a hot beverage helps fight off chills. Many people like to do the same for their horses, often in the form of a warm bran mash. A common belief is that it will help warm the horse and have a laxative effect. However, neither is true! Although bran mashes often make […]

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The Right Diet Can Help Horses Recovering From Diarrhea

Potential causes of diarrhea, often referred to as colitis, runs long. If your horse suffers a bout of colitis, what feeding strategies can you use to help repair the gastrointestinal tract? “Diet can impact either the progression or resolution of colitis. Appropriately feeding any horse with colitis could help save his life as the sequelae associated […]

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Four Keys For Preventing Winter Colic

While colic can happen at any time of year, there are certain types of colic that are more likely to occur during the winter. The type of colic that occurs most frequently in cold months is impaction related, where feed stuffs accumulate and cause a blockage in the intestinal tract. This then backs up additional […]

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