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Chemical Analysis of cereal grains and legumes

Know your horse’s feed! – Macro-nutrients and their sources

Horses just like humans require the intake of food to provide adequate amounts of nutrients for growth, maintenance and to sustain performance. As a matter of fact there are 40 different nutrients the horse requires to be healthy; these nutrients are grouped in six major categories: carbohydrates (incl. fibre), fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. […]

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The horse's digestive system explained via video

[Video] The Horse’s Digestive System

An inside view into the horses digestive system!! Join Dr Ross Teitzel a renowned Equine Veterinarian based in Melbourne, Victoria, stepping you through the horses digestive tract from head to tail. Dr. Ross Teitzel will discuss the specific structure and functions that make up the digestive system of the horse alongside detailed animation to give […]

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Micronizing - improved feed efficiency

Feed processing: to help not harm

Depending on the processing method, the feed may look different varying from pellets to flaked grains and extruded nuggets, but is this just for aesthetic reasons or are there nutritional purposes? What does processing actually mean and why is it beneficial for my horse? All these questions will be answered in this short article, highlighting […]

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How to choose the right feed for my horse - website

[Video] How to choose the right feed for my horse

It can be a daunting experience walking into a feed store or going on the hunt for the right feed online with so many brands and products available. To assist you in your search,  Dr. Tania Cubitt, HYGAIN’s consulting nutritionist, has developed five simple questions you should ask yourself to help you make an informed […]

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Processing Grains - website

[Video] Why is it important to process grains before feeding to horses?

HYGAIN National Territory Manager Martin Connell will give you a better understanding of various feed processing methods and how these directly affect your horse. When walking into the feed store you are provided with so many different brands and types of feeds. Some feeds are rolled, cracked, boiled, pelleted, extruded or micronized, a big variety […]

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Choosing the right feed

How to choose the right feed?

Walking into a feed store can be a daunting experience with so many bags and brightly coloured packages to choose from. As you wander through the aisles of pallets stacked two and three high with all manner of feeds and supplements it becomes increasingly difficult to make a decision on which will be best for […]

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Horse's Digestive System

The horse’s digestive system

The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore. Non-ruminant means that horses do not have multi-compartmented stomachs as cattle do. Instead, the horse has a simple stomach that works much like a human’s. Herbivore means that horses live on a diet of plant material. The equine digestive tract is unique in that it digests portions of its […]

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