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soaking hay

Does soaking hay really reduce carbohydrate content?

Hay is the primary component of the equine diet. In recent years with the increased incidence of metabolic disorders such as laminitis and insulin resistance the carbohydrate content of hay has come into question. Pasture-associated laminitis is currently thought to be a sequel to over- consumption of certain carbohydrate fractions in forages, potentially associated with […]

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Preventing laminitis

Preventing Laminitis

In spring it doesn’t take long for the fresh grass to turn our quiet horses into raving lunatics!  With the spring grass comes the increased risk of Laminitis, Obesity and 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 known […]

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