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The Case for Vitamin E Supplementation

Nutritional minimalists take the position that supplementation of a “quality”[not defined] diet is virtually always a waste of money. I recently read this opinion about supplementing vitamin E:  “…Vitamin E deficiencies are occasionally seen in horses that don’t have access … Continue reading

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Do You Really Understand Protein?

Although most people can quote the percent protein in their feed, and manufacturers make a point of it, this particular piece of information is almost worthless.  The horse’s protein requirement is in grams per day, not a percentage in the … Continue reading

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What Are You Feeding Your Horse

Ask that question and most people will answer [Brand] 10% – or whatever the protein percentage is of their bagged feed.  Some will answer [Brand] X/Y where X is the protein and Y is percent fat.  What does that tell … Continue reading

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Deciphering Labels

Whether it’s a bag of feed or a supplement,  a complaint that comes up over and over again is how difficult it is to read label information.  What exactly do those numbers mean? From the perspective of an owner, trainer … Continue reading

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