Occasionally I will post an article from one of my friends in the equine nutrition field. One of the best of the best is Dr. Marty Adams. I learn something every time I am with Marty. Here is a great article he wrote about some of the common Myths & Misconceptions in feeding your horse. Hope you learn something too 🙂
By: Dr. Marty Adams (PhD Equine Nutrition)
“Compared to most classes of livestock, there seems to be more myths and misconceptions when it comes to feeding horses. Many of these feeding myths appear to be long-held traditions that have been passed down from horse owner to horse owner. These myths or misconceptions are likely due to the fear of harming the horse, a lack of understanding of the feedstuff or the feeding practice, or thinking that the horse’s digestive system or nutrient requirements are similar to that of the human horseman. The old adage that “It’s always been done this way!” can be a powerful argument in keeping a tradition alive, in spite of scientific fact. We now have some scientific evidence that some of these “horse tales” are not true and may be harmful to the horse, so let’s review some of the most common horse feeding myths and misconceptions. Continue reading →
Green slobber, gasping horse, frantic owner. An episode of choke is one of the worst things a horse and horse owner can experience.
As an equine nutrition nerd I deal with all kinds of feeding programs and in every type I have heard of an incident of a horse choking. Heck horses can even choke on long grass. With that said, let’s look deeper in to “Need-to-Knows” about equine esophageal choke.
I have decided to re-post on my site the nutrition-related posts from Laura’s blog EcoEquine. She has decided to blog about Farm Sustainability and General Horse Health while I blog about equine nutrition (which only makes sense). Just click the picture below to go to that article.