Equine Nutrition

Introduction Magnesium (Mg) is an essential macro mineral closely associated with calcium and phosphorus and constitutes approximately 0.05 percent of the body mass.  The skeleton stores sixty percent of body magnesium and about 30 percent can be found in muscle.  Magnesium is also an important ion...

When horses bolt down concentrate feeds they are not chewing as thoroughly as what they do hay or grass, and this decreases saliva production and if feed is not moistened thoroughly, they may be at risk of choke. Here are a few things to try to...

  Shannon Godwin BAppSc GDTL AgSolutions Technical Advisor   Horses require a balanced diet to achieve optimal health, but knowing how to provide your horse with the perfect blend of energy, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and fibre in their diet can be difficult to discern as numerous factors influence their...

Helping Horses with Skin/Coat Conditions By Shannon Godwin BAppSc GDTL Everyone wants to have a horse with a beautiful, sleek and shiny coat that reflects health and vitality.  Unfortunately, there are a significant number of horses that suffer from Sweet Itch (Queensland Itch) and other skin issues...

It is the beginning of Summer and today is hot!  This Summer is going to be a scorcher, so along with the ongoing drought and threat of bushfires, dealing with extreme heat is going to be another concern for horse owners.   Prolonged exposure to high...