Monthly Archives: November 2016

THE MOST OFTEN FORGOTTEN NUTRIENT FOR HORSES

SALT!!!!! Salt is crucial at the cellular level for proper metabolic and biological function. With inadequate intake of salt, water and feed consumption goes down and performance suffers. I have investigated numerous problems in horses from poor performance, tying up, … Continue reading

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Equine Weaning is the Critical time to look at Nutrition carefully

Foals are born with trace minerals stored in their liver from the Trace Minerals feed to the pregnant mare. Trace Minerals are very important for the normal growth of the bones in foals. At weaning the liver of the foal … Continue reading

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Is the Hay you buy safe for your horse’s

I have had the unfortunate experience to evaluate an acute liver toxicity in a horse this fall. This horse had to be euthanatized due to liver damage that was not reversible. After an extensive investigation it was determined that the … Continue reading

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