Winter feeding for the senior equine

Senior Equine Diet

Winter Feeding for the Senior Equine – Tips and information on diet options for your aging horse to help keep weight and stay warm as winter approaches. By Dr. Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds. It is naturally assumed that, as your horse grows older, it will put on or lose weight. The senior equine …

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Pituitary Health for Horses

Dr. Tom Shurlock speaks on Pituitary Health for horses: The pituitary is a small gland nestling under the hypothalamus, the hind brain region. Under the control of the hypothalamus it is responsible for the release of a number of hormones or hormone releasing factors (these travel to other parts of the body and stimulate release …

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Joint health for dogs

Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability, pain, decreased quality of life and euthanasia in dogs, according to the American Kennel Club.  An estimated 20% of dogs over 1 year old in the United States suffer from joint damage.  That’s 10 million dogs in the United States alone.  As your dog ages, the ability for …

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Equine dehydration

7% of a horse’s weight is drunk daily – 3 buckets for a 900 lb horse. This merely tops up the horse’s needs; saliva, acid and enzyme secretions and maintaining the moisture level of the gut contents takes 25 gallons of water. If this is not ingested, it is drawn out of the body. During …

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Fibre-Beet for travel and competition

When top quality hay becomes scarce, I can always rely on Fibre-Beet no matter where we are in the world. I have used Fibre-Beet as a staple portion of my horses’ diet for over four years.  It is simply the best, most effective and most consistent way to keep my horses hydrated and supplied with …

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Meghan Dunn – Endurance

My love for horses started at a very young age and I proudly owned every single My Little Pony and Grand Champion figurines I could get my hands on. I could even recite the Grand Champion song that was played on their commercial in my sleep. At the Kingwood Equestrian Center, at age 7, the …

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Natural diet for performance ponies

Keeping Performance Ponies Happy and Hydrated Consistently Living in South Florida full time brings its own unique set of challenges for our ponies digestive health. Here at Wind Chase Farm we keep all of our ponies on a high fiber, low starch, low sugar diet which is proven to help prevent health issues. We start …

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How licorice can benefit the horse’s digestive system

We all know licorice as that black, rubbery candy that some people love and some people hate… the flavor is certainly distinctive. What you may not know is that licorice can keep your horse’s digestive track happy and healthy. And a happy, healthy gut can directly affect your horse’s attitude, hoof health, circulation and immune …

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Healthy digestion for the performance horse

The stress of competing can take a toll on any horse. Our event horses are often shipped long distances, then compete over several days, in multiple phases and exert a lot of energy. They need to be in good physical condition to perform at their best. This means the horses’ digestive tracts need to be …

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How Manuka honey is beneficial to equine digestive health

Though all honey is beneficial to equines, the top shelf honey comes from one specific part of the world and is made by the pollen of one specific plant. Manuka honey is so effective and useful to the health and well being of all, that it has its own grading system called the “UMF” or …

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