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What to Do When Your Foal Fails to Thrive

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If you’ve been tending to your broodmare and all her nutritional needs, chances are you will be greeted with a healthy foal that sails through the baby stages without problem. Unfortunately even with the best laid plans, problems may arise. So what should you do if your foal doesn’t thrive?

The Details of Diet Balancers

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Making sure your horse maintains a balanced diet can be a problem that leaves you both scratching your head and worrying over your wallet. Diet balancers can be an effective way to eliminate these worries and get you the most bang for your buck - and get your horse the most bang for their bite.

Nutrition of the Foal

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Your new foal arrives and you want to provide for its proper growth and health.

Winterize Your Horse's Feeding Program

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Winter weather can be responsible for stresses that can compromise your horse's health. The good news is that you can prevent some of that stress through proper feeding management. Most horses have some down time in winter, where adverse weather will not permit much riding or showing activity. It is during these times that it is easy to neglect your horse's nutrition program.

Feeding the Foal

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Developing a nutritional feeding program for your foal from birth until weaning is an important step to insuring the healthcare of your horse.

Your Foal's Health - Foal Health Watch Guide

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The following is a Foal Health Watch Guide that describes signs of a variety of common ailments

Selecting Quality Hay for Horses

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Good quality hay or pasture should make up at least half of most horse’s diets. Horses will readily eat many types of grass and legume hay, especially if it is of high quality. The most common problems that horse owners have when purchasing hay are finding a dependable and consistent supply and determining if it is of high enough quality for their horses. Cattle have a different digestive system than horses, and can break down fibrous material with greater efficiency, so they can utilize lower q

Feeding Horses to Prevent Laminitis

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Laminitis is a debilitating and costly disease that can affect any horse, and is the most common cause of death due to euthanasia that ranks third in the list behind colic and old age. While we still don’t understand the exact events that lead to laminitis, we know more about the causes of laminitis than ever before, and prevention is the key. There are three areas in feeding horses that we need to focus on for prevention of laminitis.

Successful Show Season Horse Feeding Advice

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To be a successful show competitor, you must select a proper feeding program for your horse, with the right type and amount of hay, concentrate or grain and supplements to provide your horse with the proper body condition, muscling, appearance, stamina and attitude to compete at your current level. This can be a complex and time-consuming process as the metabolism of horses varies according to breed and activity.

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