7 tips for keeping your horse cool
Do you know the vital signs in horses? Have the normal ranges in mind, to be able to identify early indicators of problems.
Know the signs of heat suffering in your horse!
"Evidence suggests insulin action is a key component of heat stress response. Chromium improves insulin function and results in efficient clearance of glucose to the bloodstream. Increased glucose uptake may improve thermal tolerance in heat stressed animals..."
Proper hydration should be top priority, especially throughout the summer months. These tips break down the basics.
Begin Again Horse Rescue (BAHR) is a 501c3 charity located in Lima, NY. The rescue was established in 2009 by a group of three friends who banded together hoping to
In 2009, Spruce Meadow Farm in Clarence, NY conceived an idea that was founded on their devotion to horses, and teaching children to love and care for them. That idea
Research has shown that pasture-induced laminitis occurs at times of rapid grass growth. The accumulation of certain carbohydrates including fructans, starches, and sugars (Non-Structural Carbohydrates, NSC) in pasture forage during
Join Dr. Tania Cubitt of Performance Horse Nutrition as she discusses the basics of equine digestion in this youth-focused webinar!
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cells become less sensitive to the insulin that is being produced. Insulin is a hormone that is secreted or produced
Dive into the benefits of KemTRACE® Chromium, breakthrough technology for improved carbohydrate metabolism in performance horses, and those suffering from Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance. Now in all E-TEC® and EQUI-PRO® horse feeds.
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In this webinar, Dr. Steven Duren of Performance Horse Nutrition discusses and answers a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding equine nutrition.
Join Dr. Tania Cubitt of Performance Horse Nutrition as she discusses the benefits of Ca+RE EQ™, now in select Poulin Grain Equine Feeds.
Join Dr. Tania Cubitt, Ph.D. Equine Nutrition and Reproduction as she discusses how we go about balancing a horse's diet, and the information you'll need to do so.
Since 1985, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has been a home for retired thoroughbred racehorses, for those that may have nowhere else to go. At the Wallkill, NY farm, those horses are teachers to the inmates in the TRF Second Chances Program.
Join Dr. Stephen Duren founder of Performance Horse Nutrition® as he walks you through the "Fundamentals of Forage" in Equine Diets as part II of our 2020 webinar series.
The latest in superior care and nutrition for your horse- Now in select Poulin Grain equine feeds.
Join Dr. Tania Cubitt, Ph.D. Equine Nutrition and Reproduction of Performance Horse Nutrition for this informative webinar on equine digestion!
A healthy foal nurses from its mother up to seven times an hour for 60 to 90 seconds each time.
Just because the weather isn't warm, doesn't mean hydration is any less important. Take these simple steps to make sure your horse is getting enough water this winter.
The incidence of colic in the general horse population has been estimated between 10 and 11% per year. In a recent study, colic was second only to old-age as the leading cause of death in horses.
Myth or truth? How much do you know about protein in a horse's diet?
Fall is here! The leaves are changing, and the temperatures are cooling off. It's hard to imagine that such a pretty time of the year could possibly be harmful to our horses.
Soon winter will be over and with spring in the air we will all want to get back in the saddle and start riding our horses again.
Fats and oils are commonly used in horse feeds to increase the calorie content of the feed or to replace the calories supplied by carbohydrates.
What makes a horse a performance horse? Performance is “loosely” defined as any form of work or forced physical activity.
Polysaccharide storage myopathy is a muscle disease that occurs primarily in horses with Quarter Horse bloodlines such as Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Appaloosas. Polysaccharide storage myopathy also occurs in other breeds including Drafts, Draft crossbreeds, and Warmbloods.
Mules & donkeys are members of the equine family along with horses, ponies, and zebras. Most people think you can feed them a diet similar to horses but in lower
The lactating mare has the highest nutrient requirements of any horse on the farm. To produce milk and to repair the reproductive tract in preparation for future pregnancy, the mare
Few topics in equine nutrition stir more controversy than feeding the growing horse. Many factors add to the confusion of providing nutrition throughout these critical stages of life. For example,
Everyone wants to see their horses with a sleek, glowing coat; the quality of a horse’s hair coat is directly related to his overall health. Providing the horse with
It is estimated that nearly 20% of the United States horse population is 15 years old or older. It is not uncommon to hear of individual horses that may be
An important measure of a horse feed’s value is its energy content. Energy content or energy density determines how much feed must be fed to meet the horse’s
Q: What are the benefits and drawbacks of feeding wheat bran mash to horses? A: A wheat bran mash can consist of several ingredients. The ingredients most often included are
The shape of a horse's back can vary greatly from horse to horse. The topline of the horse includes the muscles over the withers, back, loin (or coupling), and croup.
Minerals are vital to health. They are the building blocks that make up muscles, tissues, and bones. They also are important components of many life-supporting systems and activities, and they
Have you ever been to a restaurant and choked on your food? This experience causes panic since you are unable to talk or breathe. Food has become trapped in your
Advertisements for both human and animal health focus on the use of Omega-3 supplements, usually containing flaxseed meal, vegetable oil, or fish oil. Studies in humans have found many health
Forage (fiber) from pasture and/or hay is the predominant ingredient in the diet for most horses. The digestive system of a horse requires forage to function properly. Horses that
Q: Does hay lose its nutritional value while in storage? A: Hay begins to lose its nutritional value at the time of cutting and continues to lose nutrients both while
Vitamin E (tocopherol) is an important fat-soluble vitamin that plays several roles in the body. Its most important role is as an antioxidant that works closely with its partners Selenium
It is widely known that forage is the most important part of any horse's diet. Many of the nutrients in forages must be released from the plant material via digestion
Weight loss is simply a result of more calories being used by the body than are being consumed. There are several potential causes of chronic weight loss in horses. These
We often compare feeds by percent protein, but what does this mean in the diet?
The liver is an organ that performs numerous functions, including metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It also breaks down and excretes many potentially toxic compounds. The liver has a large
Horses have a unique digestive system. The front portion of the digestive system, the stomach and small intestine, utilize enzyme digestion to break down food material. The back portion of
Several environmental conditions affect horses in the winter: Horses decrease feed intake in cold AND windy weather – seek shelter Snow accumulation greater than 3 inches covers grass, decreases intake of
Forage is critical for horses especially during the winter months. As the microbes in the hindgut breakdown fiber to create energy they also create heat which can serve to help