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Feeding Horses for Weight Gain

2019-03-28T21:43:40+00:00March 23rd, 2012|Articles|

When a horse is too thin, what is the best way to help him gain weight?  The answer may not be the same in every situation so we need more information to make a good recommendation.  First, we need to know if the horse truly does need to gain weight.  Horse owners can disagree about [...]

You Can Lead A Horse To Water

2019-03-28T21:43:44+00:00March 23rd, 2012|Articles|

Water is the main component of the body. In fact, an average 1000 pound horse is roughly 660 pounds (80 gallons) of water. About two-thirds of this water is inside cells, called intracellular fluid, and one-third is outside cells or extracellular fluid. To function normally, the body must keep the amount of water in these [...]

It’s Spring – Ready, Set, Ride!

2019-03-28T21:43:52+00:00March 22nd, 2012|Bar None News|

Now that the weather has finally warmed up, horse owners are starting to spend more time with their horses, and are looking forward to even more enjoyable riding weather. There are some nutritional concerns, however, during this season, and some management issues we should address to ensure the health and performance of our horses. First, [...]

Feeding A Lactating Mare

2019-03-28T21:43:56+00:00March 22nd, 2012|Articles|

When a mare foals, her daily nutrient requirements increase significantly, nearly double that of early gestation. These nutrient needs must be met for the mare to recover from foaling stress, produce milk, and rebreed without losing body condition. Underfeeding mares during early lactation will result in lower milk production and weight loss. Early lactation weight [...]

Efficacy of Yeast Products In Equine Diets

2019-03-28T21:44:02+00:00March 22nd, 2012|Articles|

In the past several years, multiple sources have recommended yeast products for inclusion in equine diets for many purposes, including improving fiber and phosphorus digestibility, increase feed efficiency, support hindgut bacteria, and even prevention and cure of gastric ulcers. However, a close look at the published data available on the efficacy of supplementing yeast culture [...]

Beating the Heat – Caring for Performance Horses in Hot Weather

2019-03-28T21:44:07+00:00March 22nd, 2012|Articles|

Heat and humidity put an added burden on horses during training, showing and hauling. Horses are actually better equipped to work in cold weather than in the heat. They build up a tremendous amount of body heat due to the internal heat produced by fiber digestion and the large mass of working muscles, combined with [...]

Changes in your horse’s diet

2012-03-20T13:52:43+00:00March 20th, 2012|Bar None News|

Spring has officially sprung! Remember that sudden forage changes in your horse's diet may trigger digestive issues. Feed hay immediately before turn-out to help him or her from overeating on lush, green pasture. Restricting grazing time will also help minimize risks. Here's a rule of thumb: allow 30 minutes of grazing once or twice a [...]

Feeding Management Guidelines

2019-03-28T21:44:13+00:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Feeding horses correctly and safely often appears to be enormously complicated for the horse owner. Horses are unique in the livestock world, and cannot be fed the same way as cattle, hogs sheep, or any other livestock species. However, following a few guidelines will go a long way toward ensuring that your horse's nutrient requirements [...]

Winter Care for Horses

2019-03-28T21:44:19+00:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Cold weather presents horses with some specific nutritional and management demands. As winter approaches it is a good idea to evaluate horses, housing and feeding programs to insure that horses get through the cold weather in good shape. All warm-blooded animals have a critical temperature. This is the temperature below which the animal must produce [...]

Winterize Your Horse

2019-03-28T21:44:25+00:00March 18th, 2012|Articles|

Now that winter is approaching and the temperature is dropping, horse owners need to consider how to winterize their horses. During the cold season, horse owners must make sure that their animals receive proper feed, water and shelter to stay healthy and comfortable. Further, since riders usually put a lot of time and effort into [...]