Submitted by HorseYard Editor on Thu, 2009-06-04 10:46
Winter can be a tricky time of year for feeding horses, especially if you have older horses or horses that lose weight easily. Feeding the right diet during winter will help keep your horses healthy and in good body condition.
Submitted by HorseYard Editor on Thu, 2013-06-06 07:34
Roughage is critical for the health and well-being of all horses and should be the basis for any feeding program. Understanding the design, function and reliance of the horse’s digestive system on roughage is the first step in appreciating the critical value of roughage. Knowledge of what’s in roughage, the types and physical forms of roughage and importance of roughage quality should be common knowledge for all horse owners.
Submitted by HorseYard Editor on Wed, 2011-11-30 06:11
Enhancing horse productivity and wellbeing has drawn considerable interest in feeding fat supplemented diets to horses. Much of this interest has been prompted by a significant amount of research on the subject over the last ten years. Whilst several unknown aspects of specific fatty acid nutrition in the horse still exist, the caloric and some extra caloric effects of feeding fat to horses are well documented.
Submitted by HorseYard Editor on Tue, 2008-09-16 15:11
As the weather begins to warm up we all need to be aware of the danger that could be lurking silently in our paddocks. Laminitis is a much talked about but often misunderstood understood and debilitating disease that affects many horses and ponies during the period in spring and autumn when the days are still cool but bright and sunny and the nights cold. The following article looks at what causes laminitis and some preventative measures you can take to protect your horse or pony during the spring and autumn danger periods.
Submitted by HorseYard Editor on Wed, 2012-10-10 06:06
Through domesticating horses we have changed their feeding patterns. What the horse eats should provide them with all the nutritional components that are necessary for all organs and systems resulting in a healthy body that performs in harmonious unison. A properly functioning body does an amazing job of preventing dis-ease and healing itself. To do this the body requires a well-balanced diet. Good nutrition can both prevent and cure dis-ease.
Submitted by HorseYard Editor on Mon, 2009-09-07 15:24
There is nothing more pleasing to a horse owner’s eye than a brilliant, shiny coat. And aside from looking great, a shiny coat also indicates the horse is healthy inside and out. Question is, how do you make your horse sine? It is really quite easy if you follow these simple steps.
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