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Hay Analysis

If you could pick between a feed with a balanced complement of vitamins and minerals, known adequate protein or one deficient in several minerals, excessively high in others with unknown protein which would you choose? When you feed hay without … Continue reading

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L-Methionine – A Vital Amino Acid

Considering all the important tasks L-methionine performs it’s perplexing you don’t hear or read more about it. L-methionine is one of the essential amino acids, meaning the horse must get his supply from the diet because the body cannot manufacture … Continue reading

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Feeding the Heavily Pregnant Mare

Can you just increase the amounts you are feeding but basically feed the prepregnancy diet and maintain the mare’s weight in pregnancy?  Yes – her amount of fat anyway.  Can you get a live, full term foal?  Yes.  Are you … Continue reading

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Selenium Paranoia

It’s never bad to be aware of things that may be toxic to your horse, but precautions can be carried too far if you don’t know the details.  Yes, selenium is a potentially toxic mineral but deficiency is much more … Continue reading

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Does Your Horse Need Supplements?

Odds are the answer is yes. As the term implies, supplements are nutrients added to supplement those already present in the horse’s base diet.  At the most basic level, supplementation is done to provide nutrients that are not present in … Continue reading

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