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Equine distractions during social distancing

March 25, 2020

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, horses, horse nutrition, social distancing, learning, education,

Hunkered down at home? We've compiled this great list of activities you can easily do from the comfort of your couch. Whether you're in the mood for learning something new or simply being entertained, there's a little something for everyone. Enjoy!

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Helping a Horse Gain Weight

December 11, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, weight gain, weight loss, horse nutrition, horse diet,

Weight loss is a common concern among horse owners. Cold temperatures demand more energy for the horse to maintain body temperature and stay warm.

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How Much Does A Horse Eat?

November 22, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, forage,

There’s nothing like the excitement of a new horse or one’s first horse. One of the most important things to consider is that horse’s diet. But where to begin?

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Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID) – What is it, and how does it affect my horse’s diet?

November 22, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, laminitis, equine nutrition, horse nutrition, horse diet, Equine Cushing's Disease, PPID, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction,

Equine Cushing’s Disease, also known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is one of the two most common endocrine disorders diagnosed in horses. The other is Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS). While PPID and EMS are completely separate conditions, nutritionists often make similar feeding recommendations for both situations. First, let’s define each condition.  Alphabet Soup – What is PPID

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Nutrition Nuggets: When to Consider a Complete Horse Feed

November 20, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, safe feed, nutrition nuggets, complete feed, horse nutrition, horse feed,

In this month’s featured Nutrition Nugget, find out if you should consider a complete feed for your horse. A complete feed contains all the nutrition your horse needs in a concentrated form and is specially formulated with high fiber and appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals.

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Probiotics May Help Support Digestive System of Horses

September 12, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, equine nutrition, horse nutrition, horse diet, digestive health, probiotics,

Reproduction, performance, schedule changes, travel ­— all can affect a horse’s delicate digestive system. If gut health is an issue for your horse, or if your horse experiences regular stress, adding a probiotic may help support digestion.

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The best ways to feed a senior horse with dental issues

August 30, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, senior,

As your horse ages, he can experience dental issues. This can affect what and how they eat and could contribute to a loss of body condition. We’ll discuss signs of dental trouble and give you some suggestions for various feeding choices to help your senior horse’s health and performance.

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Got nutrients? Why you should add a ration balancer to your horse’s diet

August 13, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, ration balancer,

Adding a ration balancer to your horse’s diet helps them get essential nutrients that may be missing from their forage. It’s also great for easy keepers that require limited calories. Ration balancers help ensure a well-rounded diet, important for growth, performance, reproduction and more.

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Know Your Forage Alternatives

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, senior, horses, horse feed, single mill, horse nutrition, med free, geriatric, traceable ingredients, pure ingredients, forage, beet pulp, hay cubes, hay pellets,

Do you know that there are some great forage alternatives? Maybe your pastures are looking a little dry, or maybe you don’t have pasture at all! There are a number of ways to supplement important fiber and forage for your horse, and here, we’ll talk about three of my favorites (besides doughnuts and fresh hay) – hay cubes, hay pellets and beet pulp.

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Is soaking feed ok?

July 16, 2019

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

A common question we get at BUCKEYE™ Nutrition is, “Is it OK to soak my horse’s feed?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” There are a number of reasons one may soak feed, and we’ll touch upon a few of those here.

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