Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and gastric discomfort affect an estimated 50 to 90% of all performance horses. This man-made condition is a product of stress, reduced forage intake, intermittent feeding, confinement, and/or high starch diets. But, through dietary modifications, owners can help improve the gastric environment thereby decreasing the risk of ulcers in their horses.
Thoughtful and responsible horse care includes offering your horse good nutrition, therapeutic gear and products that soothe and provide…
Today’s performance horses are challenged with a multitude of stressors, including exercise, hauling, and stall confinement.
Is your senior horse in optimum body condition for the upcoming winter months? As fall approaches, now is the time to plan for your horse’s changing nutritional needs.
Deciding what forage to feed your horse can be a difficult decision. There are a few simple questions that you need to ask yourself in order to simplify the selection of the right forage type.
Think you are covered with good quality forage, think again. No matter the quality of hay or forage you are feeding, your forage will be lacking in essential minerals and vitamins.
We all know that unpleasant, acrid smell of ammonia when we walk into the barn. Even as we’re mucking the stalls, we can feel it burn our nostrils and sting our eyes. Though it may seem just an obnoxious odor, ongoing exposure to noxious ammonia results in health problems.
Like a glove provides extra protection to human hands and fingers, pour-in pads serve as a safeguard for both shod and barefoot horses. Pour-in pads can provide solar support to both prevent and aid common hoof care issues.