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How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

When feeding a performance horse, the goal is to provide adequate fuel for energy expenditure, replenish nutrients required for muscle function and repair, and support optimal health through a balanced diet. Dr. Vineyard discusses specific nutrient requirements affected by exercise and how these nutrients influence a horse’s ability to perform. Energy  Water Electrolytes Proteins and amino acids Vitamins and minerals Read More How Exercise Affects Nutrient Requirements of the Performance Horse

Ideas for Decreasing Heat Stress in Horses

As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating. While the exact mechanisms for inducing sweat production in horses are not yet fully understood, some experts believe that prolonged, consistently high sweat rates can lead to a kind of “exhaustion” of the sweat glands in horses which may result in anhidrosis (the inability to produce sweat adequately).