horse nutrition

One of the most important things in my opinion is nutrition.  If any animal is eating properly then the rest of the body can use the ingredients provided to its best advantage.  If you look at your horse and see a bright shiny coat, a well-muscled animal and bright eyes, your animal is maximizing the food you are feeding and there are probably only a few minor adjustments in their diet to enhance their bodies functioning. mare and foal

If you think about what your horse evolved from you will remember that these animals are herbivores that live on grasslands and ultimately are prey animals.  They probably didn’t have much access to grain except as seed heads and didn’t eat sugar.

There are metabolic syndromes that are highly impacted by diet, ie laminitis, many of the muscle diseases and geriatic horses.  Many of the muscle diseases can be evaluated by simple blood tests or a muscle biopsy and the diet can be modified accordingly.
Chia seeds are becoming an important part of the diet, they are rich in the Omega threes and may provide a probiotic effect.  Chia seeds are also a good source of Vit. A,D,E & K.  They are also very effective in helping with hind gut digestion.

Clients please note: For Vitamin E, you can order from Liberty Natural 800-289-8427
The product # to order is 477.