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 negative physical and psychological traits in...
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...
Optimizing Bone Formation

Optimizing Bone Formation

Optimizing Equine Bone Formation – Role of Nutrition, Training and Drug interaction By Amy M Gill, PhD. Many Variables Involved in Formation of Healthy Bone Since the recent break down of several high profile race horses, the media and others have tried to...
Disorders Caused by Feeding Practices

Disorders Caused by Feeding Practices

Understanding evolution of equine metabolism provides insight into managing disorders Today’s Racehorses are selectively bred from a narrow gene pool, asked to perform unnatural exercise regimes, and then fed excessive amounts of unnatural, concentrated grain...
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...