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What to Do When Your Foal Fails to Thrive

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?

Nutrition of the Foal

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

The Details of Diet Balancers

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.

Your Foal's Health - Foal Health Watch Guide

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

Feeding the Foal

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

Selecting Quality Hay for Horses

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 the Best Horse Treats

Many of us feed our horses and ponies treats as a reward when training or just because we love them – who doesn’t love their horse? Treats that are similar to a horse's natural foods are healthiest, but a very small amount of many food items horses or humans eat is safe to feed as a treat. Remember that there is a safe way to feed treats, so be sure your horse is respectful and doesn't get pushy or nippy.

Nutritional Requirements For Horses In Retirement

Taking care of your horse is always important regardless of age, but there are certain considerations about their nutritional needs that change as they age and retire. As horses grow older, they become prone to ailments including arthritis and immune system issues and adjusting their diet can increase their overall health and aid in a comfortable and happy life during retirement.

Feeding Horses to Prevent Laminitis

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.

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