Archive for April, 2008
Posted by horseAdmin on April 30th, 2008 filed in podcast episodes
By Charlie Poling of Mars Horsecare US
As a source of nutrition for livestock, hay offers numerous advantages. It can be made from many different crops and when protected from the weather it can be stored and preserved with little nutrient loss; package sizes and shapes can vary greatly, and harvesting, storage, and feeding can vary [...] Read More..>>
Posted by horseAdmin on April 23rd, 2008 filed in podcast episodes
by Dr. John Sylvester of Mars Horsecare, US.
Laminitis and Founder are two words that are often used interchangeably, but do not actually mean the same thing. Laminitis refers to an inflammation of the laminar tissue in the hoof and tissue that hold the coffin bone in place. Founder refers to an actual rotation [...] Read More..>>
Posted by horseAdmin on April 16th, 2008 filed in podcast episodes
By Beth Stelzleni of Mars Horsecare US
Horses today are living much longer than they did in previous years – in fact it is not unusual to have a horse live into his thirties. As our equine partners live longer lives, it is our responsibility to support them nutritionally in their later years.
One question people [...] Read More..>>
Posted by horseAdmin on April 9th, 2008 filed in podcast episodes
by Beth Stelzleni of Mars Horsecare US, Inc.
Horses that are in training or showing have vastly different nutritional needs than horses that are inactive. But it’s the level of activity is what determines how to feed our performance horses. The NRC categorizes the different activity levels into four categories: light, moderate, heavy, and [...] Read More..>>
Posted by horseAdmin on April 2nd, 2008 filed in podcast episodes
by Shari Zachrich of Mars Horsecare US, Inc.
Many of our horses today are overweight. As in humans, obesity can cause health problems, especially in older horses. Reasons for obesity can be a result of excessive caloric intake, not enough exercise, or certain medical conditions. Problems associated with obesity may include laminitis, founder, [...] Read More..>>