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OUCH, MY STOMACH HURTS! May, 2013 – By Walt FriedrichHorses are grazers. We all know that. They would spend 24 hours out of every day, doing just that if they could. It’s quite natural, and the wild ones actually do that because their lifestyles allow it. Domestics – not so much.Oh, they would if they could, but only the lucky ones get to spend much time on pasture. A large percentage of domestics are routinely stalled overnight as well as part of the day, effectively removing them from graze for more than half of their lives!And that’s unfortunate for a number of reasons. Here’s a big one: ulcers.
Vitamin E by Dr. Kris HineyWe have already discussed two of the fat soluble vitamins in a horse’s diet. This month we continue with a closer look at vitamin E, a vitamin which is commonly supplemented to horses for a variety of reasons. It is often used for aging horses, horses which have muscle disorders and horses which undergo strenuous exercise. But how do you know if your own horse needs more vitamin E in its diet?
Omega Grande Receives Good HorseKeeping Product ApprovalWe used Grande on our 24-year-old retired roping horse, which has severe arthritis and periodic cases of diarrhea. Previously he had been on a total senior product supplement, as well as a mobility supplement. After 30 days of being on Grande I was able to discontinue any additional supplements – except for a teaspoon of aspirin daily. Bay has had a great winter, so far. He has been alert, sound, and riding better then ever. I am a true believer in the power of Omegas in keeping these older horses healthy and sound. Like my show mare that I put on Horseshine after testing it last fall, Bay will be on Grande for the rest of his life!
article by Dr. Kris Hiney Earlier we posted an article on the typical causes of laminitis and some feeding strategies that may help in preventing laminitis (Feeding Horses for the Prevention and Management of Laminitis). We also discussed how we might approach feeding a horse which has already experienced laminitis. This month we will begin to delve deeper into the causative factors of laminitis and how to prevent its development.
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With proper care, today’s horse owner can expect to have their equine companion for 20 to 30 years. Advances in veterinary care, parasite management and nutrition, allow us to sustain horses much longer than what would be observed in the wild. With proper attention to their nutritional needs, even the body weight and the condition of the horse can be maintained in a very good state. So what types of changes in the diet of the older horse should you address?
Recognize the famous opening lines from the old TV show, “Mr. Ed”? Biologically, it’s a true statement. But look again: there is one huge separator in horsedom, and all horses fall into one category or the other. They are either wild/feral or domestic, and while biology and appearances are the same, the lifestyles are completely different.
In previous articles we have discussed the many benefits of feeding fats to horses. Typically these fats in feeds are vegetable oils, or even occasionally animal fats. We have not yet discussed specifically the type of fat in the diet. However, researchers in human and animal medicine have much information supporting the idea that specific types of fatty acids can provide numerous health benefits. This month we look at the science behind Omega-3 fatty acids and begin the process of understanding the terminology used.
Last month we discussed the potential performance-enhancing benefits of feeding fats to exercising horses. These included a lowering of the thermal load on the horse, increasing its aerobic capacity, and perhaps even increasing their anaerobic energy stores in the form of muscle glycogen. Clearly, feeding fat has many advantages for the average horse. Fat can even be used as a nutritional management technique for horses that may suffer from repeated bouts of tying up. This month we will examine two particular types of muscle disorders which may actually benefit from the addition of fat to the diet.