What to Know About GMO Horse Feed

I ran across an article on the internet the other day about how dangerous it is to feed beet pulp to horses because it is GMO.  The article stated that feeding beet pulp would cause renal failure, tumors, cancer, fertility issues, digestion problems and a suppressed immune system.  

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Weaning: Stress Can be Minimized by Management

by Kentucky Equine Research

Every foal has to go through it; every owner admits to some worries about it; and almost everyone survives it. For something that happens every year, weaning never seems to take on the status of "just another day's work." Separating a foal from its dam is guaranteed to produce some anxiety in both animals. Managers can minimize problems by weaning at the optimum time and by implementing a set of management steps for both mares and foals.

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Equine Immunization Support Guarantee Expands to Include Equine Herpesvirus Types 1 and 4

Zoetis has expanded the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee (ISG) to include the respiratory forms of Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1) and Type 4 (EHV-4) viruses.

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Five Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

After a long, snowy winter in many parts of the country, people and horses alike are eager to get out and enjoy spring warmth and sunshine. Pastures are greening up, and it’s time for horse owners to open the barn and let their horses dine al fresco. 

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Bacterial Infection vs. Virus: What is the Difference?

The mare was sick. Her temperature was 103.0 F, heavy mucus hung from her nostrils, discharge came from her eyes, her appetite was poor and a cough was developing. 
 
"Can you give her an antibiotic?" asked the owner. "It won't work - she doesn't have a bacterial infection. The tests show she has influenza, which is a virus." replied the vet. "It will have to run it's course."

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Are Your Horse Supplements Safe?

The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) is protecting and enhancing the integrity of the animal health supplement industry once again. Their quest for the proper health and well-being of dogs, cats and horses is reflected in their prestigious membership program, where animal supplement suppliers engage in a process of continuous improvement and setting industry standards. With the development of the NASC Seal of Quality, NASC further distinguishes the animal supplements on the market making a positive impact on the industry.

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5 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Horse

Back in the day, many of us who grew up with horses had a more “traditional” view of feeding and equine nutrition. Thanks to ongoing scientific research, our horses can now enjoy an improved level of nutrition, performance and appearance. Here are five important things to know about feeding your horse:

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What’s in Natural Grooming Products?

Like humans, horses can sometimes benefit from using natural products. From garlic sprays that act as a fly shield, or applying witch hazel on recent cuts — natural grooming products can easily become a part of your grooming regimen.

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Purina Animal Nutrition Announces 2015 Horse Owner Workshop Events

Purina announces its 2015 Horse Owner Workshop (HOW®) events. During this nationwide program, Purina retailers will host local education events from January – June 2015, sharing their expertise and knowledge of horse nutrition, management and care.

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Forage for Thought: Do You Need to Analyze Your Hay?

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
 
Many horses rely entirely on hay for their forage needs. Is hay nutritious? Not very. Hay is dead grass; it no longer contains many of the vitamins, omega 3s and omega 6s, it once had as living pasture. It does, however, contain protein, carbohydrates, and minerals, and is a significant source of energy. But does it have enough to maintain health? Testing will help remove the guesswork out of diet planning.

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