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3 Nutritional Disorders to Consider When Feeding Goats

3 Nutritional Disorders to Consider When Feeding Goats

Goat ownership has risen over the past several years – people are keeping small groups of goats as pets, milk producers or as companion grazing animals (great at eating poison ivy and other invasive plants). Before purchasing goats, there are some basics about their digestion we must understand, as well...

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3 Common Misconceptions of Feeding Alfalfa to Horses

3 Common Misconceptions of Feeding Alfalfa to Horses

Many horse owners are aware, alfalfa has been blamed (justly or unjustly) for problems associated with horse health. “Too much of this nutrient”, “not enough of that nutrient” are common phrases found in discussions regarding alfalfa hay for horses. The simple fact of the matter is that a considerable...

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Feeding the Performance Horse

Feeding the Performance Horse

What makes a horse a performance horse? Performance is “loosely” defined as any form of work or forced physical activity. Work or physical activity can include walking, trotting, cantering, running, jumping, and turning. Therefore, a performance horses can include any horse that is actively ridden, trained or that may carry...

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How Winter Affects Horses - Temperatures & Feeding

How Winter Affects Horses - Temperatures & Feeding

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below that necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their owners to provide them with a nutritionally adequate diet. To properly feed a horse during the winter months, several key factors...

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