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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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How Much Hay You Need To Store For the Winter Months? - Prepping Now

How Much Hay You Need To Store For the Winter Months? - Prepping Now

The horse has evolved as a grazing animal; the natural feeding habit of the horse is to eat small amounts of roughages often. Modern management practices of horses incorporate stabling, increased grain-based concentrate consumption, meal feeding, limited access to pasture and the reliance on stored forages ...

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Winter Feeding Easy Keeper and Hard Keeper Horses

Winter Feeding Easy Keeper and Hard Keeper Horses

Winter seems so far away, but it is just around the corner. Are you ready? Is your horse ready?

In the next couple of months, understanding “Lower Critical Temperature (LCT)” will be important for caring and feeding your horse(s) properly. LCT is the temperature below which metabolic heat production must...

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

We are in the heat of performance season (no pun intended)!

Do you know the prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses?

  • 93% of race horses
  • 58% of show horses
  • 25-50% of foals

Whether you’re a race horse trainer, western performance horse owner, dressage...

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