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Category: Nutrition

Obesity – the fat horse

Much like their human counterparts, many of today’s horses are working less and eating more (both in quantity and type of food), and as …

Nutrition – keeping your horse on top form

The combination of the right diet and correct workload should keep your horse in good condition. …

Feeding the young horse

Feeding the foal or young horse can be tricky and will depend on individual circumstances, …

Feeding the older horse

Horses are living longer mainly due to their evolution from working animals to pleasure animals and advances in equine medicine. As the horse …

Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)

This condition describes horses that are obese, have insulin resistance due to increased tissue production of cortisol, and have recurrent laminitis. …

Equine grass sickness (EGS)

Grass sickness affects the horse’s nervous system and is often fatal. The disease occurs almost exclusively in horses with access to grass …

Body condition scoring

Body condition scoring is used to evaluate a horse’s general condition or fat cover. Body condition scoring enables you to keep an eye on …