Equine Nutrition

Having a horse with a beautiful, sleek and shiny coat that reflects its health and vitality is what most horse owners strive for.  If your horse’s coat is looking a bit dull, here are few simple steps to follow to help bring the bloom back...

The horse’s monogastric (single stomach) digestive system evolved to eat high fibre forages in small amounts for long periods of the day.  Take wild horses for example, they will graze for around 12 to 18 hours a day, eating a wide variety of different plants,...

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...