Do horses need a veteran food?

Understanding senior nutrition Text: Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Nutrition Just like humans, horses age at different rates according to their lifestyle, diet, exercise and genetics. In today's times, horses are…

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Fibre can change abnormal behaviour

By Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Nutriiton Stereotypic behaviours are actions that are repeated without any apparent or obvious purpose or function. These behaviours involve a need-related drive that develops if…

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Feeding through the holidays

By Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Science, Epol Nutrition Advisor The December holidays are finally upon us! For many, that means a well-deserved break for both horse and rider; for others,…

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AskHQ: Beet pulp

Q: Why is beet pulp good for horses? A: Beet pulp is a great feed for horses. It is an energy-rich source of digestible fibre that helps to promote and…

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AskHQ: Shiny coat

Q: What can I feed to make my horse’s coat shiny? A: Coat condition is a marker of your horse’s health, so before changing the diet, you should evaluate your…

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AskHQ: Feeding for muscle

Q: How do I feed my horse to build muscle for eventing using nutrition? A: It goes without saying that building muscle requires correct work, so nutrition is not going…

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AskHQ: Turmeric

Q: A couple of people at my yard have started feeding turmeric. Why is this and should I be doing it too? A: Turmeric is gaining popularity for horses in…

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AskHQ: Linseed oil

Q: Why is linseed oil the new thing to feed? Asked by Erin Booth A: Oils have been available on the equine market for years now, yet there is still…

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