The myths and misconceptions about protein are abundant. Have you ever known someone who attributed their horse’s bad behavior with protein intake or heard someone say high protein levels can cause developmental problems in foals?
One of the most frequently asked question from my clients is “Why does my horse want to eat dirt? Is he missing something in his diet?” Well, the question can be answered several ways, as there is not one particular reason why horses engage in this perfectly natural activity.
The old adage “hay, oats and water” to describe the best way to feed horses is antiquated and long out dated. In the modern era, we now understand that athletes truly are “what they eat” and it’s no different for our equine competitors.
Ever wonder what precisely is in the feeds formulated for horses? Examination of the feed tag or list of ingredients on the bag can be a daunting task even for the trained professional.
When discussing the quality of hay, we often hear the terms “first cutting”, “second cutting”, and “third cutting”. The type of cutting that hay is derived from has often been used as an indicator of quality, but this method of evaluation is not the most accurate.
From time to time all horses can benefit from an immune boost and Beta-Stim™, a novel and unique equine immune supplement, is effective at helping the horse fend off bacterial and viral infection when exposure occur.