Respiratory Health: How Winter Affects Your Horse

Introduction Good respiratory health is particularly important for performance horses who gallop, e.g. racehorses and eventers, since they rely on clear, healthy airways to deliver large amounts of oxygen during exercise. After lameness, respiratory problems are the most common cause of poor performance. Some physiologists have stated that the respiratory system may be the ultimate limiting factor to high intensity … Continue reading

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Winter Feeding: What Do You Know About Hay?

Hay is a useful winter feed in terms of nutritional value and provides the bulk of forage that our horses require after the grass has stopped growing. What do you know about hay? Here’s some useful facts: • Hay is generally high-fibre with a moderate source of protein and a low to moderate water-soluble carbohydrate content. • Early-cut single species … Continue reading

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