Double Trouble in the Fall

Seasonal Risk Factors for Laminitis by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   Laminitis is inflammation of sensitive layers of tissue (laminae) inside the hoof in horses and other animals. Horses are more likely to suffer from laminitis in the fall than any other time of year. Two reasons – high NSC (non-structural carbohydrates) from …

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Hay before grain, or vice versa?

Grain Fed on Empty Stomach Increases Acid By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.   I receive a recurring question: which should be fed first—hay or grain? If you’re feeding correctly, this issue is truly a moot point, because the horse should have access to forage in hay and/or pasture 24/7 with …

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