Can you offer any nutritional advice for a weanling that's stressed and underweight?
Some foals cope with weaning better than others and those weanlings that worry ceaselessly after weaning often lose weight. What can owners do for these fretful weanlings?
My big weanling is on a forage-only diet because of an OCD lesion. How much hay should I feed?
While vitamin D gets the lion’s share of attention for equine bone health, other vitamins are just as important, including vitamins A, C, and K.
The most important thing to understand when feeding lactating mares is that their needs will change not only throughout their pregnancy but throughout the lactation period as well.
The likelihood of developmental orthopedic disorders, such as osteochondritis dissecans, increases if weanlings aren’t fed properly during this transition period.
A concerned horsewoman called Kentucky Equine Research (KER) about an unhealthy three-month-old foal. She followed the recommendations of both the veterinarian and the nutrition advisors at KER, and the colt made a complete turnaround.
According to one study, so-called "designer steroids" can be hiding in your horse’s supplements.
My yearling gelding is thin. Can I fiddle with his diet to increase weight and height without risking joint problems?
Foals are susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause diarrhea. Severely affected foals might become dehydrated and have electrolyte imbalances, particularly low sodium and chloride.
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