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Horse Supplements: Should you use them for weight gain?

As a horse owner, my neighbor recently asked me if he should be feeding his horses supplements. I explained that while supplements may seem like a good idea to keep your horse well-nourished or prevent health problems, they may not actually need them. Most horses don’t need supplements. However, they serve an integral role for …

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Horse Supplements: Do Horses Need Them? Which Are the Best?

Recently I’ve been top dressing my horse’s feed with Healthy Coat, a mineral supplement. When my granddaughter noticed this, she wanted to add some to her horse’s rations, but not all horses need supplements because they have different nutritional needs. Some horses need supplements because they have a vitamin deficiency or they aren’t getting the …

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Joint Supplements for Horses: Waste of Money or Do They Work?

We traditionally use bute to treat our horses’ joint pain. Although it can effectively relieve the discomfort, it can have side effects–and some of those include liver damage. So, I recently started using supplements because many don’t carry the health risks associated with traditional medications. But do they work? Joint supplements for horses can reduce …

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