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Horse Health 101 : Horse Health Library : Nutrition
  • Equine Topline Evaluation Scoring (TES) Chart
    Use this Topline Evaluation Chart, developed by Progressive Nutrition, to evaluate your horse's topline. Horses are scored on a scale from A-D. "A" being an ideal well muscled topline and "D" being the poorest of toplines. A poor topline, one that is lac...
  • Horses With Food Allergies: Hay, Grain, Oats
    So, why do some horses develop food allergies? In order for a horse to have an allergic reaction to food, potential allergens must pass through the intestinal mucosa. The mucosa is the membrane that lines the intestinal tract. In a healthy gut, the smal...
  • Muscle Loss In Your Horse's Topline Due To An Unbalanced Diet
    When a horse is fed an unbalanced diet, they lose muscle but not necessarily fat. Having a horse with a body condition score of 4 to 6 can be deceptive. While you may be feeding your horse enough calories, the diet may be out of balance. (See Topline Eval...
  • Supplement Supporting Equine Gut Health
    There are many companies today that are working to develop supplements to support equine gut health. One such company, Arenus, a Novus International Business is a local company that develops animal supplements. Arenus has created a daily supplement featur...
  • Supplementing Hay: Addressing Your Horse’s Fiber Needs During Drought
    During a drought it may be necessary to feed your horse a hay supplement. Fiber is a crucial component in a horse’s diet and critical to healthy gut function. Without fiber, food may not pass through the intestinal track effectively causing impactio...
  • The Importance Of Understanding Equine Nutrition
    Today, equine nutritional information is available from many sources, and it’s imperative that anyone who owns or cares for horses have a basic understanding of the essentials in feeding and the nutritional needs of horses. It is important to note t...
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