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When is a horse considered a "senior"?

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, senior, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, geriatric, aged,

When it comes to seniors, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “At what age is my horse a senior?” The answer, of course, depends on the horse. Horses, like people, age as individuals, and there is no hard and fast rule about when a horse is officially a senior citizen. The National Research Council (2007) suggests that while 20 years is an estimate of what is considered old age, there is considerable individual variation.

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Extrusion and Extruded Feed: What's the benefit?

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, senior, horses, horse feed, single mill, horse nutrition, med free, geriatric, traceable ingredients, pure ingredients, extruded, extrusion,

Have you ever stopped to think about how your horse’s feed is actually cooked? At BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, it’s our job to think of things like this every day. When we asked our customers what they’d like in a feed designed for senior horses, one of the common comments was that it was easy to chew. So we went to work! How can we make a horse feed that maximizes ease of chewing? Simple – we can extrude it!

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Nutrition Nuggets-Gastric Ulcers

January 20, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, gastric ulcers, equine nutrition, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free, ulcers,

Let's start 2019 off on the right foot with Nutrition Nuggets! Our own Dr. Nettie Liburt explains all about gastric ulcers, and how nutrition plays a role in managing the risks for ulcers.

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Nutrition Nuggets-Bran Mashes

November 28, 2018

Tags: horse, horses, equine, pony, horse feed, equine feed, equine nutrition, equine dedicated, horse nutrition, med free, single mill, bran mashes, winter, nutrition nuggets, buckeye nutrition,

Do you feed your horse or pony a warm bran mash on cold winter days? Our Senior Nutrition Manager, Dr. Nettie Liburt, explains why feeding bran mashes in the cold, winter months might not be beneficial to your horse's digestive system and overall diet.

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Nutrition Nuggets-Weighing Your Feed

August 30, 2018

Tags: horse, equine, horses, horse feed, equine nutrition, equine feed, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free,

Nutrition Nuggets is back and is all about weights and measures. Our own Dr. Nettie explains the importance of weighing your horse's feed and gives you some tips on how to do so.

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Nutrition Nuggets-Cost Per Day

June 30, 2018

Tags: Nutrition, horse, equine, horse feed, equine nutrition, equine feed, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free,

Nutrition Nuggets is back! In this episode, Dr. Nettie explains how you can calculate how much you are spending per day on your horse's feed and why cost per day is more important than cost per bag.

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Nutrition Nuggets-100% Med-Free Mill

March 31, 2018

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, equine nutrition, pony, med-free, single mill, horse nutrition, ionophores, safe feed,

Dr. Nettie Liburt brings us great information with her Nutrition Nuggets. In this episode, Dr. Nettie talks about our single mill in Dalton, Ohio and why being 100% medication-free (including ionophores) and is so important to us, as well as the health and well-being of your horse or pony.

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The Facts About Protein

August 18, 2017

Tags: Feed, horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horse feed, equine feed, protein, amino acids,

Protein is important for more than just muscle building. Protein is a component of most tissues in the body, and is essential for cell structure, the immune system, transport of oxygen and minerals in the blood, enzyme activity and many other biological functions.

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New research confirms that diet can help manage gastric ulcer syndrome

August 10, 2017

Tags: spillers, buckeye nutrition, gastric ulcers, feed, horse feed, equine nutrition, equine,

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) can affect any horse. It can cause discomfort and may have a detrimental effect on behaviour and performance but new research has confirmed that a suitable diet can help to manage the condition, especially after veterinary treatment is stopped.

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BUCKEYE® Nutrition partners with the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center

January 31, 2017

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, research, WALTHAM, horses, horse feed, gluck center,

BUCKEYE® Nutrition has partnered with the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, an internationally recognized equine research facility, to continue support of research dedicated to advancing the science of horse nutrition, specifically in the areas of obesity, laminitis and the senior horse.  By collaborating with key research institutes and universities around the world, BUCKEYE® Nutrition continues to set the bar for nutritional innovation and science-based solutions.

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