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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Dr. Gray’s Featured Presentation from the 2008 AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop- “Nutrition: The key to unlocking your horse’s health”

KEY #4—Nutrient Requirements of Horses For many years, veterinarians, nutritionists, feed manufacturers, teachers, students and horse owners relied on the fifth edition of the National Research Council (NRC) Nutrient Requirements of Horses, published in 1989. Fortunately an updated version was

Posted in Ask the Vet

Are coat enhancers safe to show on?

I have a black horse whose coat has bleached out a bit and he will be showing within the next two months. I know most coat-darkening supplements carry paprika which is a banned item for showing purposes…my question is two-fold:

Posted in Skin, Coat & Hooves

Getting horses to drink in the winter

I am concerned that my Percheron mare is not drinking enough water, now that the seasons have changed. She has access to a salt block, but doesn’t use it that much in the colder months. Can I add anything to

Posted in Seasonal Horse Care

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