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Fix It With Feed

March 15, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 8: Choose The Right Diet For Your Horse

This is the eighth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series.

Once upon a time, there weren’t a lot of options when it came to feeding horses. If a horse couldn’t maintain a healthy weight on grass and hay, then adding oats was one of the only choices.

March 1, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 7: High-Fat Diets Can Solve More Than One Problem

This is the seventh article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

In the world of human nutrition, fat is usually a bad word. However, for horses, a high-fat diet can help solve a myriad of issues. Not only will additional fat aid with the obvious issue of weight gain, but it’s also a good source of “cool” energy, may improve skin and coat quality and can even help prevent tying up.  

February 22, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 6: Trim Down To Help Prevent Metabolic Issues

This is the sixth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

When it comes to equine nutrition, we often stress about whether our horses are carrying enough flesh. However, the well-padded look that might be perfect for the show ring is often too heavy for excellent health.

February 16, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 5: Dealing With Allergies Can Be A Tricky Business

This is the fifth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

One morning when you go to feed your horses and turn them out for the day, you notice your gelding appears to be wheezing. He happily eats his breakfast and is otherwise normal, so you turn him out anyway. When you bring him back in that night, he seems his normal self.

February 9, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 4: Prevent Ulcers By Mimicking Nature

This is the fourth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

While the stress of riding and competing is often to blame for the development of ulcers in horses, feed programs are another factor behind Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.

January 31, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 3: Alfalfa Is More Helpful Friend Than Foe

This is the third article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

It’s green and leafy and horses love it, but alfalfa hay also has a bit of a bad-boy reputation in the horse world. It’s been blamed for colic and high spirits, but does alfalfa deserve the stigma?

January 25, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 2: Feeding A Hard Keeper Is All About Extra Calories And Patience

This is the second article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

Some horses have a problem many of us envy—they have trouble gaining and maintaining enough weight. Whether it’s a performance horse that drops condition due to a heavy workload, or it's an off-the-track Thoroughbred that just can’t lose its “racetrack fit” physique, it can be a frustrating problem for a caretaker.

January 16, 2011

Fix It With Feed Part 1: You Don’t Need A Ph.D. To Puzzle Out Protein

This is the first article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday, starting Jan. 26 for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

Trying to decide which feed to give your horse can feel like clothes shopping—you squint to read the numbers on the tag, but you’re never quite sure if it’s a perfect fit.

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