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Strategies for feeding horses turned out in a herd

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Studies reveal that horses are happiest when living outside with other horses. Researchers also noted benefits to the overall health of these individuals. However, there can be feeding challenges when multiple horses are turned out together. Kentucky Performance Products, LLC has put together some feeding strategies that will help make group feeding more successful. In the end, the dynamics and personalities within the herd may make it necessary to... Read More »

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Managing the easy keeper

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Article written by KPP staff. Copyright (C) 2015 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved. Article sponsored by Micro-Phase, which provides essential vitamins and trace minerals missing from forages and unfortified diets in an easy-to-digest form. When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct... Read More »

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Vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to fresh green grass.

  Copyright (C) 2017 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved. Article sponsored by Elevate Maintenance Powder; an affordable, easy way to provide essential natural vitamin E, when longer-term vitamin E supplementation is needed. When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended to maintain healthy... Read More »

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Four important ingredients keep joints healthy

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic.   Text alternative for four important ingredients keep joints healthy In healthy joints, the ends of the bones are coated with a thin layer of friction-reducing tissue known as articular cartilage. The articular cartilage contains synovial ­fluid, a thick liquid that serves two primary functions: A source of nutrients for the articular cartilage A lubricant and shock... Read More »

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Tips for feeding round bales to horses

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There is often a stigma attached to feeding round bales to horses, but managed well they can be a safe and economical option. When baled and stored properly, round bales are no more prone to growing bacteria or mold than square bales. If you decide to feed round bales to your horses, be sure to purchase them from a reputable dealer who has cut and stored the hay properly. Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Text... Read More »

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What is the ideal body condition score for your horse?

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As the winter season approaches, it is time to evaluate your horse’s body condition score.  It is important to make sure your horse begins winter in the best condition possible.  If your horse has special needs it may be necessary to alter your feeding program during the winter months. In general, a score of 5 is considered good, but there are some cases where a leaner or fatter condition may be desirable. Studies have shown that broodmares with a... Read More »

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Horse Pasture Management Tips

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Healthy pastures require year-round maintenance. Fall is an important time to evaluate your horse pastures. Depending on your situation, you may need to rest overgrazed pastures, control weeds, spread manure, test soil, reseed, or fertilize. Healthy spring pastures depend on the upkeep they receive during the fall.  Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Text alternative for horse pasture management tips Horses that have... Read More »

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Mosquito prevention tips for your horse farm

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Mosquitoes are not just annoying; they pose a health risk for your horses. Mosquitoes spread several neurologic diseases: West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalomyelitis, and western equine encephalomyelitis. It is important to vaccinate your horse to protect against these diseases as well as take steps to manage the mosquito population on your farm. While some mosquitoes do fly in from... Read More »

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How to evaluate your horse’s weight

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Spring has sprung and it is time to evaluate how your horse made it through the winter and revise your feeding program for the coming spring and summer months. Your horse may be an easy keeper that now needs to be monitored on the new spring grass, a hard keeper that did not come through the winter as well as you expected, or a horse going back into training with increased nutrition requirements. Before you make changes you will need to evaluate your... Read More »

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Weight-gain tips for horses that won’t cause digestive upset

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic.   Text alternative for weight-gain tips for horses that won’t cause digestive upset Horses that have demanding training or competition schedules, broodmares raising foals, and growing horses can expend a huge number of calories doing their jobs. These horses need energy and lots of it, but they need the kind of energy that won’t cause digestive upset or improper growth... Read More »

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Strategies to reduce colic in horses

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic.   Text alternative for strategies to reduce colic in horses On average, 1 out of every 10 horses will suffer from a bout of colic each year. Managing your feeding program can help reduce the incidence of colic in your horses. Three abrupt changes to avoid: Feeding a meal (concentrate or forage) earlier or later than normal. Making an abrupt change in the type or... Read More »

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3 easy tips to ensure your horse is getting enough water this winter

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Dehydration can be as much of a problem in winter as it is in the summer. Horses need to drink a minimum of 10 to 12 gallons of water a day to stay healthy, no matter what time of year it is. Their requirements increase if they are ridden. Horses that work in the winter continue to sweat, although it may not be as apparent because sweat evaporates quicker in the dry winter air. Many riders stop using electrolytes when cold weather sets in, thus lowering... Read More »

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Preparing for Winter Starts Now

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic.   Text alternative for Preparing for Winter Starts Now Five tips to make sure your feed room and hayloft are ready for winter 1. Clean out your feed room. A clean feed room will help to reduce feed losses due to insect and rodent damage. It will also give you more room to store and properly manage your feed, hay, and supplements. 2. Stockpile concentrates (sweet... Read More »

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Travel Tips for Horses – Part 3: How and When to Use Supplements

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Travel Tips for Horses – Part 1: Plan Ahead Travel Tips for Horses – Part 2: Nutritional Support While Traveling   Text alternative for Travel Tips for Horses- Part 3: How and when to use supplements Neigh-Lox® original formula Aids in the maintenance of a normal stomach environment that reduces the risk of gastric ulcers. Long-acting and neutralizes excess acid... Read More »

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Travel Tips for Horses – Part 2: Nutritional Support While Traveling

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Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Travel Tips for Horses – Part 1: Plan Ahead Travel Tips for Horses – Part 3: How and When to Use Supplements   Text alternative for Travel Tips for Horses- Part 2: Nutritional Support While Traveling When you are traveling, it is more important than ever for your horse to remain in top condition. A combination of proper management and the right nutritional... Read More »

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