If I test minerals in my horse pasture won’t the results change through the year?

A common question is if I test minerals in my horse pasture won’t it change over the year so that it is different in summer and winter. Many people want to know if they will have to test minerals many times each year. If you want to test minerals in your horse pasture, grass, hay […]

What do I do to test horse hay or haylage coming from a number of different fields or sources?

If you want to test horse hay or haylage for your horse then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. Where you have a number of different sources then you can go to the sources and test horse grass, hay or haylage bales. If you can ask or find where the forage is stored and go to […]

When would I need to test the water a horse drinks?

If you want to analyse or test the water a horse drinks then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. Most people understand that horses should have clean, fresh drinking water available at all times. However not many people consider the impact that the mineral status of water has on the maintenance of healthy horses. Test the […]

What to do to test horse grass when it is too short to analyse?

If you want to test horse grass then Forageplus can answer your questions. When you test horse grass it needs to be a certain length, more than 2cm is best.  This is because it will take you a long time to collect a sample and it may be heavily contaminated with soil if it is […]

My horse is a good doer prone to laminitis, what information will a full mineral forage test give me?

If your horse is a good doer prone to laminitis then Forageplus can answer your questions about how full mineral analysis of the grass, hay or haylage your horse eats can inform you about the best daily feed for your horse or pony. Dr Eleanor Kellon VMD and the ECIR Yahoo group have theorised for […]

Will there always be enough protein in horse diets?

Many owners ask the question ‘Is there enough protein in horse diets’? If you want to find out more about protein for horses then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. It is impossible to tell what the level of protein is in your horse grass, hay or haylage by just looking at it. Forage protein levels […]

Can I feed my horse too much selenium?

If you would like to find out about selenium for your horse then Forageplus can help answer your questions. Can you feed too much of this mineral and what is the best way to know how much is in your horse’s daily diet? Selenium for horses Yes you can certainly feed too much to horses.  […]

Is my horse diet balanced with a commercial balancer or feed?

Many owners want to understand the balance of their horse’s feed better and ask the question “Is my horse diet balanced with a commercial balancer or feed?”. Is my horse diet balanced? The answer to this question is possibly not! We say possibly not because currently most commercial balancers and feeds have vitamin and mineral […]