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Tips for Choosing a Feed for Your Horse

You do your best to make sure that your horse receives its feed at the right time and in right quantity. But did you know that you can also keep your horse healthy and fit by including certain foods in its diet? For instance, alfalfa and other foods that are heavy in fiber content and low in NSC  (non-structural carbohydrate) are extremely beneficial in preventing tying diseases in horses. To prevent chronic ulcers or right dorsal colitis, you can give your horse complete feeds or supplements containing high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. The below infographic graphic image has more such amazing tips and tricks to help you give your horse the best diet possible. Don’t forget to check it out! Source: Animal Health Company See the full size image here: Fixing With Feed – How to Choose the Correct Feed for Your Horse – https://animal-health.co.uk/news/fixing-with-feed.html   Right Dorsal Colitis – http://newscenter.equinesite.com/equinehealth/220-right-dorsal-colitis.html
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Help Your Horse Transition To Barefooted Comfortably

Vettec’s Sole-Guard Helps Horses Comfortably Transition to Unshod Fast-Setting Hoof Protectant Provides Durable, Shock Absorbent Support for Pregnant Mares OXNARD, CALIF. – MAR. 18, 2015 – As horses enter breeding season this spring, pregnant mares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Tab Pigg, Vettec’s Farrier-at-Large, recommends that farriers and horse owners remove horseshoes during pregnancy and use pour-in pad materials during the time period without shoes. Vettec’s Sole-Guard product helps serve as a transitional material when going from shod to unshod hooves by providing extra support as the hooves acclimate to barefoot. Sole-Guard is a fast-setting, liquid urethane pour-in pad material providing durable support that retains its shape and flexibility indefinitely. It is designed for use without shoes and adheres to the sole sealing out moisture and debris, protecting both the frog and the sole. Sole-Guard stays bonded to the feet for 2-3 weeks when applied properly. “In comparison to humans, pregnancy for horses is like balancing all of a body’s weight on only fingernails.” Pigg adds. “Using a pour-in pad material like Vettec’s Sole-Guard, is a great way to acclimate horses from shod to unshod at any time of the year, but especially during pregnancy.” Sole-Guard […]
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How to Keep Your Horse Healthy Infographic

Horses require a lot of love, care, time and attention. To a new horse owner, establishing a regular grooming routine and maintaining a clean stable may seem like tough tasks in the beginning. However, they are very essential for keeping your horse happy and healthy. Very soon, you’ll also find yourself looking forward to the grooming time, which gives you and your horse the perfect opportunity to bond with each other. From giving your horse the right food and supplements to taking care of your horse’s dental needs, the below infographic has detailed tips on every aspect of caring for a horse. Click on the image to visit original article with full size graphic image! Infographic created by Animal Health Company By the way, I pinned this graphic on my Pinterest Board: Horse Health on Pinterest | 48 Pins were you can see some other wonderful graphic about horses and their health! My tweet about the original article: How Healthy is your Horse infographic #artwork http://ow.ly/KaARz #horses #health RETWEET     Related articles Abused or Neglected? 5 Must-Have Trailer Features for Special Needs Horses
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New Horse Hoof Care Book

The new book “Nevzorov Haute Ecole Hoof Care Principles: A Step by Step Guide to the Basics” by Lydia Nevzorova is now available to purchase. Nevzorov Haute Ecole hoof care is the most sound, simple and affordable method explained in an easy and comprehensive step by step guide with over 600 color photos. The book was written for the students of Nevzorov Haute Ecole but can readily be used by every horse owner who wants to trim his or her own horse. It is recommended for the novice as well as experienced trimmers. This book is the translation of the popular Russian book, Nevzorov Haute Ecole Hoof Care Principles by Lydia Nevzorova, which continues the Nevzorov Haute Ecole series on Equine Management which includes volumes on stable setup, hoof care, blanketing and more. This insightful series offers a revolutionary approach to horse keeping in a handy format brimming with valuable knowledge in an easy-to-remember fashion. Lydia Nevzorova imparts her wisdom and experience in a friendly conversational style that appeals to all levels of horse people. This peerless atlas of equine management is an asset to every horse owner’s library. • professional advice • 600 comprehensive color photos with detailed comments […]
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From Fall to Winter: A Helpful Checklist for Horse Owners

To help ensure that your horse is healthy and that you can perform chores efficiently, it’s crucial to prepare early for the winter months. Whether winter in your region means rain or snow, preparing beforehand can save you plenty of hassle over the cold, wet months. Fortunately, to help prepare for the fall and winter seasons, here is a basic checklist for horse owners: 1. Buy enough hay to last for the winter. It’s important to keep in mind that the average 1,000-pound horse requires about 20 pounds of food per day (roughly 600 pounds per month). To help things run more smoothly, you should purchase your winter supply of hay beforehand in bulk. However, when buying in bulk, remember to look for green and leafy hay that smells fresh. 2. Regularly perform manure management. To help reduce dangerous ammonia production and create less mud for your horse to stand it while housed in a barn, you need to increase the frequency of stall cleanings. Since a horse can create up to 50 pounds of manure per day, 50 pounds of mud can be created as well when mixed with rainwater. By cleaning up the manure in the paddocks, stalls, […]
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New Call – The Art and Science of Equine Reproduction

Equine learning opportunity with Equine Reproduction Specialist Justin Hayna, DMV of BlueMoundsEquine.com EquineTeleseminar.net has another call scheduled in their ongoing Horse Health series! Check your schedule and clear the evening of May 2nd for a fascinating live phone interview scheduled with Justin Hayna, DMV, of Blue Mounds Equine Center. The Art and Science of Equine Reproduction Patricia of EquineTeleseminar.net and Justin will be discussing both horse breeding basics and cutting-edge technology available for mare and stallion owners in the ever-growing field of Equine Reproduction. If you’ve ever considered breeding your horse, or think you might someday, you owe it to yourself to listen in on this call.
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