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Micronutrient deficiencies in horses and how to avoid them

Micronutrient deficiencies in horses and how to avoid them

All mammals, including horses, need certain vitamins and minerals for essential body functions. These micronutrients can often only be obtained from the diet, so deficiencies can occur if nutritional requirements are not met.

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Protein not just for body builders

Protein not just for body builders

Protein is an essential part of any performance or exercising horse’s diet. It is required to build and maintain muscle mass, which is vital for athletic performance.

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Antioxidants and the exercising horse

Antioxidants and the exercising horse

Free radicals are believed to play a role in muscle fatigue during exercise. Antioxidants can act to counteract these unstable molecules, thereby helping to support muscle health and recovery.

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The essential role of nutrition in skeletal development

The essential role of nutrition in skeletal development

Correct nutrition is essential to maintain bone health in horses – particularly during skeletal growth and development. Consequently, a foal’s diet should be continually assessed and managed from in-utero development right through to training.

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Caring for older horses

Caring for older horses

The needs of horses change over time and older horses often need extra care. Nutritional supplements can be one way to improve the overall performance and quality of life for the ageing horse.

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Pre-Season Diet for Horses

Pre-Season Diet for Horses

A pre-season diet for horses should be part of the equine prep for summer competitions.

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Preparing Horses for Winter

Preparing Horses for Winter

Preparing horses for winter is essential as the evenings are getting darker and with it the temperature decreasing.

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When do I need to supplement my horse with vitamins and minerals?

When do I need to supplement my horse with vitamins and minerals?

We hear lots about vitamins and minerals when it comes to feeding our horses these days, they are an essential inclusion in any equine diet, but all the information out there can be a bit puzzling.

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Copper Supplementation in Horses

Copper Supplementation in Horses

Copper is one of the most important trace elements in the horse.

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Understanding Supplement Labels

Understanding Supplement Labels

All the information on horse supplements can be a little overwhelming, if you’re not sure what you’re looking at. With a better understanding of the obligatory and voluntary text on supplements you can ensure all your horses nutritional needs are looked after.

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Flax Seed vs. Flaxseed Oil

Flax Seed vs. Flaxseed Oil

There are many different products on the market, some seem quite similar. I was recently asked about the difference between ground stabilized flax seed versus flaxseed oil.

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