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Pasture management for horses with metabolic disorders

Pasture management for horses with metabolic related disorders

Research has shown that pasture-induced laminitis occurs at times of rapid grass growth.  The accumulation of certain carbohydrates including fructans, starches, and sugars (Non-Structural Carbohydrates, NSC) in pasture forage during the spring, early summer and fall, particularly after rainfall precipitate this laminitis. Therefore we must carefully manage pasture turnout and forage intake in horses and […]

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Feeding the pony

Feeding the Pony

Officially a pony is a small horse that measures less than 14 hands with different conformation and temperament when compared to horses. Horses and ponies are generally lumped together in regard to feeding and nutrition and it is true that they indeed belong to the same species and have the same digestive system. However, the […]

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Feeding foals weanlings and yearlings

Feeding foals, weanlings and yearlings

Fewer topics in equine nutrition stir more controversy than feeding the growing horse. Many factors add to the confusion of providing nutrition throughout these critical stages of life. For example, growing horses may have different commercial end points. Some will be shown in halter futurities where maximum growth and condition are required at a young […]

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Feed News - Spring'14

Feed News Spring 2014

The HYGAIN Spring Feed News 2014 is out, download your copy now! Show season is around the corner and with the start of spring we have to think about getting our horse’s ready for this year’s competition season! Apart from bringing our four legged stars back into training, we also need to work on the […]

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HYGAIN Feed News - Winter'14

Feed News Winter 2014

The HYGAIN Winter Feed News 2014 is out, download your copy now! Food allergies in human diets is a hot topic and is often featured in the news and current affairs stories. In this edition of the Winter Feed News we discuss food allergies in horses, what to look out for and how to manage […]

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Feed News - Autumn14

Feed News Autumn 2014

The new HYGAIN FEED NEWS Autumn Edition!! Learn more about the horse’s natural feeding behaviour and how we can help to keep our horses happy and healthy with simply feeding management strategies. Furthermore, we will be discussing respiratory issues in horses and which ingredients should be avoided and which may help to reduce inflammation. Click […]

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