Category: Horse

Essentials for Maintaining Mare Nutrition During Foaling Season

Foaling season can often be both exciting and stressful for many horse owners. However optimal nutritional management of broodmares during gestation and early lactation can ensure the best outcome for both the mare and foal. The main goals of mare nutrition, during gestation and at foaling, are to ensure she has adequate body condition to… Read more »

‘Big Head’ in horses – When are they at risk?

Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism or commonly ‘Big Head’ is a disease caused by a calcium deficiency in horses. Animals store calcium in their bones. In times when there is a limited amount of calcium being absorbed, or when there is a severe calcium deficiency, horses will draw calcium from their bones, primarily from their face. It is… Read more »