Category Archives: Horse Health

Misconceptions about beet pulp.

It's been around for years and most of us have scoped, soaked and fed our fair share of this sugar-byproduct to our horses.  Yet, as simple as it is to feed, beet pulp has been the subject of many misconceptions and myths.  Some are harmless, but others could lead horse owners to rely...

Oats for horses: Is it a good option?

Oats, often considered a safe grain option, have been a staple in the feeding program of horses for years.  However, the nutrient profile of this grain may surprise you. Grown in many parts of Canada, United States and Europe, the nutrient content and quality can vary widely depending upon the genetic variety, growing conditions, soil type...

Is Your Horse Losing Muscle Mass? Try Amino Acids!

Choosing the right horse feed is something many horse owners wrestle with.  Selecting the right horse feed can be difficult.  Over the next few posts, Tack and Talk will be talking about specifics in horse feed. In many equine nutrition articles, protein quality and essential amino acids are referred to,  but what does this actually mean? ...

Book Review: The First Vet by Linda Chamberlain

Two hundred years ago one of the world’s first vets spoke out against animal cruelty but his work was condemned – now he’s being given a second chance to change the future for the horses he loved thanks to a page-turning new novel called The First Vet.

Bracy Clark, who joined the...

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