vitamin e

Pasture Pointers To Increase Horse Health

Pasture quantity and quality affects the nutritional value it offers horses, as does the season and the amount of grazing time offered. A horse consumes more grass per hour in pastures that are lush; overgrazed or weedy pastures will offer little in the way of nutritional value and will be consumed more slowly. Here are […]

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Water, Vitamins And Carbs Key To Equine Athlete Recovery

Horses that are asked to do strenuous work, like those that race, event or compete in endurance, expend massive amounts of energy during competition. There are ways to nutritionally support these athletes, including ensuring the horse’s diet includes enough Vitamin E, that the horse is well-hydrated and providing supplemental vitamins to help muscles recover. To […]

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Compensating For Winter Hay Deficiencies

Poor nutrition over winter is a common occurrence for the feral horse, but there is no reason for the well managed domestic horse to have these challenges. Understanding the deficiencies in older hay can help you maintain optimal nutrition. It’s the time of year when even last year’s hay isn’t so new anymore and hay […]

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Cold Weather May Not Be The Only Thing Causing Horses To Shiver

Cold weather may be affecting many horses and owners in the Northern Hemisphere, but ambient temperature has absolutely no impact on whether or not a horse has shivers, despite its bone-chilling name. While widely recognized in certain breeds of horses over the past several centuries, until recently little was known about the cause of this […]

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Good Nutrition Important Factor In Maintaining A Healthy Hoof

In all aspects of horse ownership, balance is a key component for health, soundness and productivity. That theory extends from what goes into a horse’s mouth all the way down to the health of their hooves. “Hoof quality is determined by several factors including genetics, environment, and nutrition,” Purina Animal Nutrition equine nutritionist Karen Davison, […]

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Vitamin E Plays Key Role In Equine Motor Neuron Disease

New research from Spain is indicating that intestinal inflammation in horses may make them more susceptible to equine motor neuron disease (EMND). With typical signs including tremors, weakness and muscle wasting, EMND has been linked to a vitamin E deficiency in horses, but is still not well understood, reports Equus magazine. The Spanish study, out of […]

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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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