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Chicory Root

Chicory Root

Chicory root is revered for being a potent source of inulin, a prebiotic fiber that has been linked to improved gastric health. There are a number of foods that can bring inulin to your horse's diet, but this month we are highlighting this little gem: chicory root, an inulin-rich food represente...
Dandelion

Dandelion

Dandelions are a natural part of a horse's diet and are often sought out in favor of other plants in the spring. The following explains WHY they love them so much!   BENEFITS IN THE EQUINE DIET   Highly Nutritious Dandelions contain Vitamin A, thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fo...
Brewer's Yeast

Brewer's Yeast

BENEFITS IN THE EQUINE DIET Brewers yeast is an excellent source of protein and is our choice for an alternative to the synthetic or coal tar derivative B vitamins found in today’s equine supplements and feed. The B-complex vitamins in brewer's yeast include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (n...
Vitamins & Minerals for Horses

Vitamins & Minerals for Horses

Last month I wrote about protein and how the quality of the protein is more important than the % of protein in the diet. If you purchase a feed that lists that it is 14% protein but it is a poor quality protein, your horse is likely to become protein deficient. Quality matters and nothing matt...
Quality Protein Part 2

Quality Protein Part 2

What is a Quality Protein and why is it so important for your horse?  ~ Part 2 The quality of a protein is defined by whether the protein has good availability of all the essential amino acids. The equine system is dependent on the presence of adequate quantity and quality of protein in the di...
Quality Protein Part 1

Quality Protein Part 1

What Makes a Quality Protein for Horses and Why This Should be Your Priority ~ Part 1 Lately we've had a lot of questions about balancing vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates... It's clear that horse owners are working hard to understand how best to keep their equine partner healthy. A conversation...
Types of Equine Sarcoids

Types of Equine Sarcoids

There are many different types of equine sarcoids with a range of appearances and behaviors. Different equine sarcoids may need different forms of treatment depending on how aggressive the tumor is.  Occult Sarcoid  Occult equine sarcoids represent the earliest form of the disease and can rem...