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Nutrient deficiencies in equine diets: Hygain nutrition series

Horses, like all animals, have a range of nutrient requirements to meet their daily needs. If these minimum requirements are not met, the horse...

Developing a healthy topline: Hygain Nutrition series

We all want to build the perfect topline in our horses, but first we must understand a topline is. The topline of the horse...

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...

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...

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....

Feeding for weight gain: Hygain Nutrition series

How to feed horses for weight gain is a commonly-asked question. Some horses do not maintain their bodyweight easily and it can be a...

Forage in your horse’s diet – Hygain Nutrition series

Forage, such as hay and pasture, is critical for your horse’s health and wellbeing. Understanding how the horse’s digestive system is designed to function...

Feeding the senior horse – Hygain Nutrition Series

Defining the ‘nutritionally senior’ horse When does a horse become a ‘senior’? In general, horses between 18 and 20 are considered to be approaching...