Managing the Nervous Horse

Managing the Nervous Horse

Smart feeding practices can help a racehorse overcome physical and mental stress The thoroughbred is bred to be a finely tuned animal with tremendous speed and stamina. But years of selective breeding have produced certain...

An Equine Electrolyte for All Seasons – Electro-Ryte™

An Equine Electrolyte for All Seasons – Electro-Ryte™

By including ingredients such as Redmond salt, Electro-Ryte™ provides the horse with all important natural macro and micro minerals. Electro-Ryte™ contains not only sodium and chloride but also calcium, potassium, magnesium and many other trace minerals acquired naturally. Electro-Ryte™ contains minerals necessary for increasing the horse’s energy and endurance levels, maintaining optimal hydration, coat and hoof condition and improving overall vitality.

Protein and Amino Acids in the Equine Diet

Protein and Amino Acids in the Equine Diet

When thinking about meeting your horse’s protein requirement, remember that it does not mean just supplying a certain amount of crude protein, but ensuring levels of specific amino acids as well. For situations in which protein requirements will be higher, such as growth, pregnancy, and lactation, be sure to re-evaluate your horse’s ration to make sure all requirements are being met. 

Optimizing Bone Formation

Optimizing Bone Formation

Since the recent break down of several high profile race horses, the media and others have tried to elucidate the cause of such catastrophic injuries. Those of us directly involved in the daily management and healthcare of Thoroughbreds know that there can be many factors that cause a horse to break bones, and trying to isolate or blame just one is difficult, if not impossible.