Category: Electrolytes

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Does Your Horse Need Electrolytes During the Fall and Winter?

Electrolyte supplementation in colder months depends on how much a horse is being ridden and how well they are drinking. Horses that are ridden lightly a few times a week and drink well probably get suffi­cient electrolytes from hay, concentrate and salt block. Horses that train hard and sweat daily may require a well-formulated electrolyte supplement even in colder months.

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Feeding Horses in Drought Conditions

During drought conditions, pastures may not provide enough fi­ber and energy to meet your horse’s nutrition requirements. Feeding additional hay may be necessary. If additional calories are still needed, consider a high-fat supplement. Horses should consume at least 1.5% to 2% of body weight per day in forage. Supplemental forage in the form of hay or hay cubes may be needed.

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Summer Challenges Facing Your Horse

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.

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Keeping Horses Cool in Summer

Hey everyone. Hope you’re staying cool in this hot weather, which for me means I'm either riding at 5:30 a.m. or after 6 p.m. When the weather is hot like this, there are special precautions we can take as owners to make sure our horses don’t overheat…

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