Calcium and Phosphorus in a Horse’s Diet

If you have ever been involved in selecting feed or developing a horse’s ration, then you have probably done your research and found calcium and phosphorus to be minerals that are spoken about often.  Calcium and phosphorus are two of the most abundant minerals in the horse’s body.  These two minerals work together to aid… Continue reading

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Feeding Rice Bran

One of the most common struggles I hear from horse owners is that they always have one or two horses that they are trying to put weight on.  When you feel as though you are doing everything right, such as deworming regularly, getting their teeth done, having great quality hay and feed, and consulting your… Continue reading

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The Effects of Horse Feed on Behavior

Throughout many conversations that I have had with horse owners and professionals, one regularly occurring statement they make is that they do not want their horses to get “hot” on a certain type of feed.  Some are referring to corn making their horses excitable.  Others believe it is high protein that causes undesirable behavior.  Whatever… Continue reading

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The Value in an Equine Only Feed Mill

Most horse professionals have probably heard at one point or another about the dangers of medications meant for cattle accidentally getting into horse feed.  This cross contamination can easily become a fatal mistake.  Horses that consume some of these medications often die or are at least left with a severe illness that must be remedied… Continue reading

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Feeding For Weight Gain

One of the issues that I hear often from horse owners is that they have trouble keeping weight on one or two horses in the barn.  Most barn managers have had to deal with the finicky eater or hard keeper at least a few times in their lives.  Sometimes horses start to lose weight from being introduced to a… Continue reading

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