Tips for Choosing a Feed for Your Horse

Horse Fedd Info Graphic

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.

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Source: Animal Health Company

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Help Your Horse Transition To Barefooted Comfortably

Sole-Guard by Vettec

Vettec’s Sole-Guard Helps Horses Comfortably Transition to Unshod
Fast-Setting Hoof Protectant Provides Durable, Shock Absorbent Support for Pregnant Mares

Sole-Guard by Vettec
Sole-Guard by Vettec

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.

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How to Keep Your Horse Healthy Infographic

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.

How to Keep Your Horse Healthy Infographic
How to Keep Your Horse Healthy Infographic

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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.

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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:

English: Horse tied from overhead horizontal r...
English: Horse tied from overhead horizontal rod, mounted via a spring to a horse trailer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Buy enough hay to last for the winter.

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New Call – The Art and Science of Equine Reproduction

Equine learning opportunity with Equine Reproduction Specialist Justin Hayna, DMV of 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 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. Continue reading “New Call – The Art and Science of Equine Reproduction”