HORSE HEALTH

Let’s Talk About Horse Poo

Let’s Talk About Horse Poo

Anyone who has ever had to look after a horse for any length of time knows that they produce a lot of manure. In fact, a 500kg horse defecates about 4-13 times a day, producing 15.5 to 22.5kg of faeces and urine daily, which adds up to 8 metric tons a year! While...

Feeding the ‘Hot’ and ‘Fizzy’ Horse

Feeding the ‘Hot’ and ‘Fizzy’ Horse

Most horse owners have heard the terms ‘feeling their oats', ‘high’, ‘fizzy’, ‘hot’ and ‘hyper’ all used to describe the effect grain or certain feeds seem to have on the behaviour of some horses.  Does feeding management or individual feed ingredients really...

Feeding the Senior Horse

Feeding the Senior Horse

The nutritional management of the senior horse is challenging as there is no set criteria that defines ‘old age’ or the ‘senior’ horse. The nutrient requirements of senior horses differ from other classes of horses because of the changes in metabolic and digestive...

Benefits of Feeding Fats to Horses

Benefits of Feeding Fats to Horses

Enhancing horse productivity and wellbeing has drawn considerable interest in feeding fat supplemented diets to horses. Much of this interest has been prompted by a significant amount of research on the subject over the last 10 years.  Whilst several unknown aspects...

Feeding Horses During Drought

Feeding Horses During Drought

Droughts are part of life for horse owners in Australia. Each drought brings its own set of difficulties. How well you survive drought will depend on the initial plan of action and the modifications undertaken to your strategy as the drought progresses. Planning and...

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