Archive for Healthy Advice

Wintering the Geriatric Horse

November 24, 2010

By Sarah Ralston, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVN Depending on where you live, your equine companions may have to tough it through harsh conditions in the winter months. Most horses, no matter what age, entering into the winter season in good condition will do fine on the same routine with only minor changes. But what about [...]

10 Tips for Choosing the Best Hay for Your Horse

October 18, 2010

High-quality hay can be an important source of essential nutrients in your horse’s diet. A horse’s protein and energy requirements depend on age, stage of development, metabolism and workload. A mature horse will eat 2 to 2.5% of its body weight a day, and for optimum health, nutritionists recommend that at least half of this [...]