Category Archive for "Seasonal Feeding"

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Feeding over the Holidays

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Once again holiday season has arrived and while riders enjoy a well earned break so too do their horses. This can vary from a few days to a few months but should the horse’s diet change during these periods? One…

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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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MANAGING YOUR HORSE IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS

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Abnormally dry conditions across South Africa have posed unique health care and management challenges for horse owners. Below, we discuss a few changes you can make to assist your horse during this time. Grazing/Pasture When green pasture dwindles and temperatures…

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Winter Weight Loss

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Winter Worries Loss of weight in winter is always a concern of many owners, therefore it is important to note that Increased energy demands as a result of cold weather and the reduced nutrition of pastures generally means horses need…

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