Colic Awareness: Preventing Colic Part 3

   We have already learned about how forage and consistency can play a huge part in your horse’s diet and ability to avoid colic. Next up is one specifically for those horses on the road at horse shows or events… Turnout or Exercise Keeping the body moving is also vital to maintaining a good gut […]

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Colic Awareness: Preventing Colic Part 2

Last time, we discussed the importance of forage in your horse’s diet. Today’s colic tip is perhaps one of the most important practices: consistency. Feed small, consistent meals.  Because many horses are used for performance or breeding purposes, they generally need more energy than what hay can supply, which is why we as trainers, owners, and riders […]

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Avoiding Anhidrosis

As summer rolls on, temperatures are heating up around the country. Envision yourself out riding with a friend on a hot day. After working awhile, her horse has formed a thick foam under the reins, saddle pad, between his hind legs, and is dripping from his belly. Your horse, on the other hand, is mostly […]

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VFA Importance in Horses and How Amaferm Can Help

Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) are a group of fatty acids produced by the cellulose digesting microbes in a horse’s hind gut. Interestingly, the microbes that produce VFAs cannot use them; they are simply a by-product of the fermentation process employed by the microbes to degrade cellulose found in forages. Instead, the horse absorbs them through […]

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