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A BALANCED DIET

Dr. Stephen Duren, Ph.D. – Performance Horse Nutrition For those people who own horses, properly feeding them is an important responsibility. A nutritionally balanced diet will allow horses to perform, reproduce, grow and maintain their health. However, with the current grain market and good quality hay in short supply, it can make feeding horses an expensive

BODY CONDITIONING SCORING

Dr. Tania Cubitt Ph.D. – Performance Horse Nutrition All horse owners want their horses to be healthy, look good, and be physically fit athletes. Nutritional management is a simple, yet cost effective tool that we can apply to ensure, improved performance and health in our horses.  Body condition scoring serves as an effective tool to determine

CHELATED MINERALS

  Dr. Tania Cubitt, Ph.D. – Performance Horse Nutrition Importance of Minerals Minerals are vital to health. They are the building blocks that make up muscles, tissues, and bones. They also are important components of many life-supporting systems and activitie s, and they are important to hormones, oxygen transport, and enzyme systems. Minerals participate in

CHRONIC WEIGHT LOSS IN HORSES

Dr. Stephen Duren, Ph.D. – Performance Horse Nutrition Weight loss is simply a result of more calories being used by the body than are being consumed.  There are several potential causes of chronic weight loss in horses.  These causes include poor quality or limited feed supply, health and disease problems, as well as social interaction

CUSHING’S DISEASE

Dr. Tania Cubitt & Dr. Stephen Duren, Performance Horse Nutrition What is it? Cushing’s disease, also known as PPID (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction) is a progressive disorder that begins with the dysfunction of the pituitary gland. This gland at the base of the brain sends out a number of hormones, and a horse with Cushing’s disease