Diet Changes

Diet Changes One of the primary risk factors associated with digestive upset is dietary change. All diet changes should be made gradually over a 2 to 3 week period. This time frame gives the microorganisms in the digestive system time…

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Insulin Sensitivity in Aging Horses

Insulin Sensitivity in Aging Horses Recent research indicates reduced insulin sensitivity may occur in horses as a normal part of aging. The interaction of many factors associated with aging contribute to the alteration of glucose tolerance. Insensitivity to the actions…

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Offering Hay in Trailer

Offering Hay in the Trailer When offering hay in the trailer care should be taken to hang the hay net outside the horses breathing zone” or area around the horses muzzle. Dust blowing off the hay may be inhaled, causing…

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Proper Grain Storage

Proper Grain Storage Both hay and grain are perishable and require proper storage to minimize losses in feeding value. Protecting feed from changes in moisture content and humidity are the most critical factors influencing the growth of mold. A proper…

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Summer Heat and Horses

Summer Heat and Horses During the summer months temperatures rise and horses have the extra burden of keeping themselves cool. Research has shown it to be beneficial to provide some calories in the form of fat (RBO) as oil contains…

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Traveling With Horses

Traveling with Horses If travelling your horse for more than 6 hours hay and water should be provided in the trailer. Grains should not be offered. For trips less than 6 hours water should be provided at least once preferably…

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