Protein and Amino Acids in the Equine Diet

Protein and Amino Acids in the Equine Diet

Proteins are sometimes called the building blocks of life, and when new tissues are made, large amounts of dietary protein are required. The stages in an animal’s life when new tissues are extensively manufactured are: Growth Lactation Pregnancy Proteins are composed...
Bicarbonate Loading Horses

Bicarbonate Loading Horses

Milkshakes Leave a Bad Taste Sodium bicarbonate loading could delay onset of fatigue and mask use or detection of drugs By Amy M Gill, PhD. At every level of racing, so much time and money are invested in each horse that trainers and owners want to find the extra edge...
Bran Mashes and Horses

Bran Mashes and Horses

The Truth Behind Bran Mashes – Its Uses & Disadvantages Using bran mash as a weekly ‘cleanser’ is a popular tradition among horse owners and stables. The thought behind the weekly bran mash is that it adds bulk to the stool, helps with hydration, is a good...