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Nutrient Strategies

Fueling High Performance

What’s the best way for your hoof-care clients to supply a horse with the energy he needs to do the work asked of him?
Farriers know that there are as many different types of sport horses out there as there are ways to shoe them. The demands that humans place on their animals vary dramatically, from the intense bursts of speed required of a barrel racer or polo pony, to the animated strut of a park-seat Morgan, to the sustained output of an endurance horse or a trail horse working in the Rockies.
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A team of researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland has determined that the population of a specific type of bacteria increases in the equine hindgut just prior to the onset of laminitis.


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Fighting Founder Through Forage Control

Food management can be just as important as foot management

But nutrition can have a huge impact on those feet and your work on them, especially when it comes to laminitis, and often owners just don’t know when their horse-feeding practices are contributing to the problem. You can win a lot of loyalty, and reduce your chances of working on foundered feet, by helping educate your clients about nutrition as it relates to foot health.


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Those Amazing Minerals

While they may not make up a very big portion of the daily diet, minerals play a key nutrition role and contribute significantly to horse health
Of all the ingredients found in a horse's diet, minerals are among the most unusual.
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Dealing With Carbohydrates, Energy and Other Nutritional Mysteries

Given the opportunity and good health, the horses you work with will choose to consume enough feed to meet their energy needs
If forages provide the “maintenance” energy that horses need for the workings of everyday life — grazing, sleeping, wandering from pasture to pasture, maintaining internal temperature — then cereal grains like oats, corn and barley are the turbo-charged portion of the diet.
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Preventing And Treating Laminitis

A look at some advice farriers can share with horse owners
As a farrier, you understand that the unfortunate irony of treating a horse with laminitis is that in many cases, the disease could have been prevented. As a hoof-care professional, you are familiar with the signs of laminitis. But many horse owners are not — particularly the increasingly common type of horse owner who didn’t grow up with horses.
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It is widely held that gastrointestinal disorders can initiate laminitis, since about 75 percent of horses with laminitis develop it secondary to conditions such as enteritis, colic and over-consumption of feed.
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