Category Archive for "Ingredient Focus"

Hay replacers

Understanding Forage Extenders

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Winter is now upon us and with it brings lower quality grazing and hay, while certain areas of the country are still affected by shortages due to drought. Forage (hay and grazing) is a vital part of the horse’s diet…

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Soya in Horse Feeds

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The use of Soya has become a hot topic in recent years as research continues regarding its use in the human market. Of interest to horse owners, however, is how soya suits the equine diet? What is soya used for:…

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GI diets

GI Diets for Horses

As the demand on our Equine Athletes continues to grow, the more we look to human nutrition for guidance. GI diets is something we have all heard about for ourselves but altering our horses diets in this way leaves us…

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Cutting the Carbs

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When horse owners ask about a “low-carb” diet, many are unsure of what the term means or why they should consider this diet. When considering the term “low carbohydrate diet” it becomes clear that it would be more accurate to…

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Powerful Protein

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Of everything to do with equine nutrition, protein is the most misunderstood. Many often assume it provides energy, however, protein’s main function is actually to provide amino acids (the building blocks of bones, muscles, and soft tissues) for growth and…

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Prebiotics and Probiotics – What are they?

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In short, Probiotics are live or “good” micro-organisms, such as bacteria and yeast. At present, there are no specific equine bacteria approved, as it is still unclear whether bacterial forms of probiotics can survive the acid and enzymes found in the…

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GMO’s in Horse Feed

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Over the past few years, this has become a topic of much discussion within the equine industry. Many owners, breeders and trainers are against the use of such ingredients but do we really know what they are and how they could affect our horses?…

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Grains- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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  While a lot of discussions focus on horses that can’t eat grain in their diet, very few focus on the benefits of grains in the horse’s diet. In particular, maize often has a bad reputation in the horse industry…

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Using Oils in Equine Diets

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Many horse owners frequently reach for a cup of oil to add to their horses’ diet but with shelf upon shelf of different oils, which is the best choice and why should it be used? One of the main reasons…

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Yeast Culture in Equus Products

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In the equine feed industry today, concentrates are a lot more complex than a simple combination of cereals and vitamins and minerals. Better quality brands now produce products that include quality fibres and super fibres, fats and protein along with value added extras such as…

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