Feeding Cooked Linseed – The Benefits

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By Dr Tom Shurlock, Consultant Nutritionist.  Linseed oil has long been a popular supplement for equines. The rapid improvement in shine indicates, to the owner, better skin and coat condition. However, the benefit of the oil goes beyond this. Linseed oil provides…

Nutrition for the Competition Horse

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We all want our competition horses to be fit and well but that doesn’t mean it’s all about fizz and no stamina. Here we take a look at nutrition for the competition horse. The season…

Laminitis in Horses

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What Causes Laminitis? Laminitis is a disorder that is associated with overfeeding sugar and starch or water-soluble carbohydrates, which causes inflammation of the laminae. It targets the lamellar (soft, connective tissue) that holds the hoof…

Feeding for Breeding and Horses at Rest

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Here we take a look at feeding for breeding, including broodmares and stallions, and horses at rest... Breeding The nutrient requirements for feeding broodmares or stallions are not significantly different from general maintenance. For the…

Nutrition for Dressage Horses

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In comparison to the other major disciplines, nutrition for dressage horses requires just the right amount of energy to execute intricate manoeuvres whilst staying relaxed, keeping the rhythm and being supple. Too much energy can…

Nutrition for Showjumping Horses

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In the sport of show jumping, horses are required to have short bursts of activity as they power over jumps and need speed and strength but in a controlled and calm manner. Here we take…