How to Feed an Underweight Horse [8-Step Guide]

By |2021-09-13T14:04:42-05:00September 13th, 2021|Horse Health|

Putting weight on a skinny horse can be a difficult and frustrating task. There are many different causes of weight loss in horses and feeding strategies will depend on why your horse is underweight in the first place. Weight loss occurs when a horse is in a negative energy balance, meaning that they are consuming less caloric energy than they are using in a day.

White Line Disease in Horses [Causes Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery]

By |2021-09-12T07:13:56-05:00September 9th, 2021|Conditions, Hoof Health|

While line disease is a hoof condition that can lead to pain and lameness. This condition affects the equine hoof wall in one or more hooves at a time. White line disease originates as a separation between adjacent layers in the hoof wall starting at the toe, quarter, and/or heel, which can then become infected with bacteria and fungi.

How Much Water Should Your Horse Drink? [Encouraging Hydration]

By |2021-09-07T20:20:52-05:00September 6th, 2021|Horse Health|

How much water does your horse need to drink every day to stay healthy and how much do water requirements increase in hot conditions or when working? Ensuring adequate water intake is important for the optimal health and well-being of all horses. Some horses are more susceptible to becoming dehydrated and have a higher need for water.

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) in Horses [Treatments & Feeding Guide]

By |2021-09-03T20:56:58-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Conditions|

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) is a genetic condition in horses that affects how their muscles function and respond to signals from the nervous system. These horses have high levels of potassium in the blood and should be fed low potassium diets. Horses affected by HYPP have pronounced musculature which is sometimes perceived as a desirable appearance. They may also perform better in halter classes.