Weanling horses require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow.
With the intense weather hitting this summer, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture experts are recommending horse owners take stock of their pastures and consider other management options such as supplementing with hay.
by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. As if aging isn’t hard enough! Creaky joints, sagging backs, loose teeth, increased infections, poor digestion, and embarrassing gassiness -- just a few of the problems associated with getting older (for your horse, not you!). But what was once a given in youth now turns into a deficiency – vitamin C must now be added to the diet.
When you think about an ideal halter horse, does topline play an important part? Your horse’s overall health is what makes him look good, feel good and win for you. The very first thing you can do right by your horse is be sure he is getting proper nutrition to help him have all the […]
As a scientist, I rely on research studies to offer insight into the complex mechanisms that affect our horse's health. I also rely on hands-on experience and take a holistic approach in gaining a deeper understanding by looking at the entire horse -- his history, environment, activity, diet, and any physical and emotional stressors he may be enduring.
It’s a long, long way from Queensland, Australia to Stillwater, Oklahoma. The University of Queensland had palm trees and kangaroos. Oklahoma State has pickup trucks and cowboy hats. What could uproot a young woman and move her halfway around the world?
As you know, Georgia summers are long and hot. I am diligent to ensure my horses have fresh and clean water all the time. My question is ALGAE, how do you prevent it?
If a horse works hard in hot or humid weather, he may suffer dehydration and exhaustion. Fluid loss (from sweating to cool himself) can lead to problems such as heat stroke, thumps (due to electrolyte imbalance) or dehydration colic. There are many ways you can help protect a horse from adverse affects of heat.
Diarrhea can be a common problem for horse owners, but how do we know when it is serious? What are some of the causes? How do we treat severe cases and what are the complications to watch for? Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Peter Heidmann of Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, FL, has the answers […]
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.