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Possible Tie Between Selenium And Cribbing

Stereotypic behaviors such as weaving, cribbing, and stall-walking occur commonly in high-performance horses as well as many companion horses. In addition to being unsightly, potentially damaging to the barn, and raising welfare concerns, stereotypic behaviors also result in important health issues such as dental disorders, temporohyoid joint damage, poor performance, weight loss, and colic. “Cribbing is the […]

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Possible Link Between Selenium And Cribbing In Horses

Stereotypic behaviors such as weaving, cribbing, and stall-walking occur commonly in high-performance horses as well as many companion horses. In addition to being unsightly, potentially damaging to the barn, and raising welfare concerns, stereotypic behaviors also result in important health issues such as dental disorders, temporohyoid joint damage, poor performance, weight loss, and colic. “Cribbing is the […]

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Possible Link Between Selenium and Cribbing In Horses

Stereotypic behaviors such as weaving, cribbing, and stall-walking occur commonly in high-performance horses as well as many companion horses. In addition to being unsightly, potentially damaging to the barn, and raising welfare concerns, stereotypic behaviors also result in important health issues such as dental disorders, temporohyoid joint damage, poor performance, weight loss, and colic. “Cribbing is the […]

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Too Much of a Good Thing: When Extra Nutrients Become Harmful To Horses

Many owners feel they are depriving their horses if they aren’t feeding them a bunch of supplements. “If a little is good, a lot is better” is often the philosophy, with the reasoning being a horse will simply release extra nutrients in waste with no harm done. Experts say this is a common misconception and […]

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Horses Need More Than Biotin To Improve Hoof Health

Biotin has long been regarded as the go-to supplement to improve hoof health. Research shows that other common ingredients in hoof supplements are necessary for well-rounded hoof care. Researchers at Kentucky Equine Research (KER) explain that minerals like selenium are key in improving a horse’s hoof health, but there is a small window between not […]

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The ABCs Of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an essential part of a horse’s nutritional needs, yet it is one of the few vitamins a horse cannot produce internally. Horses with adequate access to fresh green forage typically get enough vitamin E through grass, as well as enough fat from the grass to properly digest the vitamin. Vitamin E impacts a […]

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