Nutrition

Alternative sources of roughage: Hygain Nutrition Series

Roughage is critical for the health and well-being of all horses, and should be the basis for any feeding program. Understanding the design, function...

Comfort eating

Winter is a time when we have to pay special attention to all stock, including our equine friends. Even the transition period between the...

Is your mare expecting this spring?

You’ve chosen the perfect stallion… your mare has successfully conceived… and now you wait for the impending birth of your foal… but have you...

Feed management in winter: Hygain Nutrition series

As we approach the cooler months, we need to consider adapting our horses’ feeding regime to satisfy their energy requirements in cooler weather. In...

Pasture management for metabolic disorders: Hygain Nutrition series

Research has shown that pasture-induced laminitis occurs at times of rapid grass growth. The accumulation of certain carbohydrates in pasture forage - including fructans,...

The truth about minerals, vitamins and pasture-only diets: Hygain Nutrition series

The natural feeding habit of the horse is to eat small amounts of roughages often. A forage-only diet is deficient in several critical vitamins...

A breakthrough in ulcer control

Ulcers are a big concern to horse owners. External symptoms vary a great deal – with riders reporting girthiness, behavioural problems, issues with fence...

Supplying the power when you need it

“NRM Ultimate Sport allows my horses to stay focused but provides them with the power when they need it – a great new feed...

Toxins in feed – is your horse at risk?

Horse owners have heard much about the dangers of mycotoxins from fungi in our grasslands in New Zealand, but recent evidence shows that the...

Feeding for laminitis recovery: Hygain nutrition series

One of many riders’ worst fears is arriving at the paddock to find their horse showing signs of extreme soreness in the front feet....

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