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Feeding and Management of Horses During the Transition from Warm to Cool Weather

As the days shorten, good planning in conjunction with quality feeds and facilities can make the transition from warm autumn days into wintry nights a little less difficult for all involved.



One of the most productive ways of keeping horses warm and supply nutrients is to provide free choice, good quality hay.  The heat of fermentation when the hay is digested by microbes in the horse’s hindgut is the main source of warmth for the horse. The heat is produced during the biochemical…

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Added by Equi-Force Equine Products on September 7, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Calcium - More than Just Bone

 

Often when we hear the word calcium we think of it as a bone building nutrient, but calcium also serves many vital functional roles in addition to structural roles. As discussed in our previous blog post, Keeping the Horse Replenished – Equine Electrolytes, calcium is one of the most important electrolytes, which are mineral salts that create electrical current in the horse. When evaluating the distribution of calcium in the horse we see that:

  • Approximately 99%…
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Added by Equi-Force Equine Products on September 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Keeping the Horse Replenished - Equine Electrolytes

With summer in full swing, the topic of equine electrolytes becomes very relevant. Electrolytes are mineral salts that create the electrical current in the horse and are necessary for a variety of biological processes, including:



  • Muscular contraction
  • Water balance
  • Regular heartbeat


As the summer gets hotter you find yourself with a sweaty horse, but a quick hose down is not all he needs after a good workout. Horse sweat is hypertonic, meaning… Continue

Added by Equi-Force Equine Products on August 30, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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