Category Archive for "Weight and Condition"

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Leading a Balanced life- Feeding Balancer Pellets

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Although balancer pellets have been around for a while now, they are still not clearly understood. This often leads to unnecessary feeding and/or unbalanced rations- the very opposite of what they are designed to do. What are balancer pellets really…

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EMS- Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) has not yet been thoroughly defined and many scientists suggest that more research should be carried out before we can fully appreciate how to define this disorder. Currently, however, EMS describes a series of clinical signs…

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Good doers- How to help your horse slim down

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In previous articles we have discussed feeding horses for Weight Gain, but what happens if a horse struggles to keep his weight down? Feeding for key nutrients, whilst maintaining digestive health all without supplying excess calories can be quite tricky and…

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Feeding the bad doer: How to prevent weight loss

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When examining individual horses, it is important to differentiate between acceptable seasonal weight loss on the one hand, and consistently bad doers on the other. With normal weight loss In South Africa (from June through to September) two important factors…

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How to Weigh Your Horse

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As a horse owner/care giver it’s important to understand how to accurately weigh your horse. Not only  will this help you to keep an eye on his overall body weight but also for practical purposes such as calculating his diet,…

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