Mare and Foal

  1. Is there a supplement that addresses all aspects of nutritional health?

    Is there a supplement that addresses all aspects of nutritional health?
    Question: I am currently feeding a fotified bermuda\alfalfa pellet and free choice grass hay, bio vigor vet for mineral, cocosoya for fat and tri-amino for muscle, and one horse is also on lung eq and seroquine. I am wanting to simplify a supplement for my competing barrel and rope horses that adress multiple aspects, joint, muscle, omegas, lung and imune...
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  2. Amino Fac will help your fast growing two-year old

    Amino Fac will help your fast growing two-year old
    Question: I have a 2 year old Missouri Foxtrotter that is growing like a weed. I have been feeding her free choice orchard grass, 24 hr pasture access, purine ultium growth and 1 scoop California trace plus with equip omega 4:1. I live on the coast in Washington state. I would like to switch her over to Uckele Sport Horse Grass...
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  3. The Cornerstone to Healthy Immune Function

    The Cornerstone to Healthy Immune Function
    The Cornerstone to Healthy Immune Function It's true that your horse cannot get a "cold" or respiratory infection without a virus, but all horses carry around a generous supply of both viruses and bacteria. While winter weather can't cause a respiratory illness, the stress of severe weather coupled with the effect of cold, dry air on the lining of the...
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  4. LaminOx and Milk & Grow will help your pregnant mare with laminitis

    LaminOx and Milk & Grow will help your pregnant mare with laminitis
    Question: I have a 25 year old pregnant broodmare that is suffering from laminitis . She is currently in Redden ultimate boots with a 20 degree wedge. She is on bermuda hay, beet pulperom Speedi beet, 1.5 grams of bute 2x a day with isoxuprene. Also on ABC + pellet, MSM, Throy L2 x a day, remission 2x a day, Vitaflex...
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  5. Interpreting Equine Behavior

    Interpreting Equine Behavior
    It can be fascinating to read about equine behavior, especially things like the organization in feral bands. However, when it comes to interpreting an individual's more subtle responses there is a good chance we could get it wrong. How many times have you heard it said that when a horse exhibits licking and chewing, e.g. during a body work session...
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  6. Getting Nutritional Advice

    Getting Nutritional Advice
    Getting Nutritional Advice Nutrition is a science that incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and biology. Nutrition is also as much a specialty as Orthopedics, Pharmacology, and more. Nutrition can be studied at the Masters degree or Ph.D. level. Veterinarians are not taught much nutrition in school. Neither are M.D.s, Farriers and trimmers, chiropractors, body workers, barn owners, trainers, fellow owners, clerks at...
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  7. Chasteberry may help with your alpha mare

    Chasteberry may help with your alpha mare
    Question: I have a 17 year old Appendix mare. Currently on Mare Ease, Devils Claw Plus Pellets, Big Sky Minerals, Standlee Alfalfa/Timothy hay pellets and Sentinal LS & Sentinal SS grain 4 quarts combined 2x day.  She can be aggressive from time to time in all mare pasture.  Uneasy at 4H shows, does not like unfamiliar horses next to her...
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  8. Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness

    Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness
    Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness The two life stages that have the most intensive nutritional needs are mares in early lactation and weanlings. Their requirements per pound of body weight are the highest. Nutrient dense diets are those that have high levels of protein/amino acids and minerals per calorie. As you might expect, mineral requirements are extremely high...
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  9. How can I best feed my horse, when he either gets too fat or loses body condition?

    How can I best feed my horse, when he either gets too fat or loses body condition?
    Question: Can you please recommend how to feed my horse? He is a 17 year old black quarter horse, 1100 pounds, at maintenance. He is boarded. I supply his grain and supplements, pre-bagged for the staff. He is in a dry paddock with occasional grass turnout for an hour 3-4 times/week, hay is alfalfa/grass mix, grown in southeast missouri. Currently...
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  10. Failing Pastures can happen sooner than you think

    Failing Pastures can happen sooner than you think
    FAILING PASTURES Brown, dormant grass is easy to spot, but very mature green grass can also lack sufficient nutrients. I'm going to define failing pastures as those that no longer can meet the nutritional needs of the horse.  This can happen a lot sooner than you  might think. Grasses stressed by extremes of weather - drought, heat or cold...
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