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Soy In Horse Feeds – The Silent Antinutrient

Check those feed tag labels!  Many horses are allergic to the soy that is in the horse feeds today.  The horse’s body can only absorb a limited amount of iron from foods and supplements.  It is easier for a body to absorb a higher percentage of heme iron (found in meat proteins), than in nonheme iron (found in plant-based foods), and a
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What is Equine Insulin Resistance (IR)

It was thought 30 years ago that horses were immune to the affects of IR or Diabetes. Horses are alleged to have been on planet Earth for 4 million years. So why in such a relatively short period of time are horses so dramatically compromised by diabetes? Many would say
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Fall Transition & Chronic Colic Tips

Fall is in the air!  That being said, many horses will colic or find themselves in a Pre-colic situation in the Fall Transition, especially horses prone to “chronic colic.” Prevention…Colic can be caused by many different factors.  During Fall and Winter, weather plays a major role. As the temperature swings can result in frozen
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Horse Wormers Are Not Created Equal!

Not all wormers are the same.  Do you know which is the best choice for your horse?  Different wormers target different worms and parasites. An easy and inexpensive way to find out if your horse is infested, and if so, with what, is to get a sample of your horses
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Hay Varieties, Cutting To The Chase

Hay varieties and availability vary depending on region, and hays are representative of the climate in which they were grown. Grass hay types are divided into two categories based on where they are grown, cool or warm season. Cool season grasses include orchard, tall fescue, timothy, brome, rye and bluegrass.
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Stewardship or Horsemanship?

It would appear that many horse owners/riders strive to be the best horseman/horsewoman they can be. When they describe their goals or aspirations in their involvement with horses, it seems to be wrapped around what they look like on a saddle, or how many buckles, saddles, trailers or money they
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Sugar Levels In Fall & Spring Pasture Grasses

It has been said “Your cheapest feed is right under your horse’s hooves.” Grass is approximately 85% water, which helps your horse stay hydrated. Grass is high in protein and has large amounts of Vitamin E and Magnesium. Studies show that horses eat faster in the Spring. They will eat
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Cereal Grains For Horses

Grains are the seeds of cereal plants that belong to the grass family. They are fed primarily as sources of energy. Those commonly fed to horses are oats, barley, corn, milo, wheat, rice, and rye. These grains can vary widely in energy, protein, fiber, and weight. Differences in nutritional value
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