Ten ways to know what minerals your horse needs

How do you know what minerals your horse needs in the daily diet? There are many horse supplements on the market but choosing which one will give your horse the minerals it needs is a difficult one.  Forageplus tells you ten ways to know what minerals your horse needs. TODAY ONLY FREE SHIPPING ON ALL […]

Top Tips – Electrolyte Supplements for Horses

Electrolyte supplements for horses are important when a horse sweats or eats forage which is short of the electrolyte minerals. So how is it best to support your horse with the electrolyte minerals it needs, what are electrolyte minerals, do you need an electrolyte supplement for your horse and why pay attention to the amounts […]

Top Tips – Natural versus Synthetic Vitamin E

What is the difference between the natural and synthetic forms? Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that acts as an important fat soluble antioxidant.  The beneficial effect of this vitamin, for your horse’s health, has been described here in Forageplus Talk. Below we describe what vitamin E actually is and the difference between the synthetic and natural […]

Endocrinopathic Laminitis by Dr Jaini Clougher

Laminitis is a devastating condition that can wreak havoc with any horse. However, laminitis doesn’t always appear as the classic, rocked-back laminitic stance and bounding digital pulses. Low-grade laminitis can smolder away with symptoms that are often not recognized by the owner. A horse with low-grade laminitis is not only in pain and has compromised […]

Remembering Dr Kerry Ridgway

In 2011 I was given an ex-racehorse. They say that horses come to you for a reason. That horse came to me so that Dr Kerry Ridgway would change the way I thought about whole horse health. It turned out, that horse would also cause me to form a friendship with a man who was […]

Vitamins for Horses: What Do Horses Need?

Vitamins for horses can be divided into two groups fat soluble and water soluble.  You can also divide them into those you need to worry about and those you don’t. What vitamins do I need for my horse? Forageplus only stock the vitamins your horse might be deficient in if on a forage based diet. […]

Nitrate toxicity in horse hay or haylage

We are constantly researching into aspects of forage and recently we have become very interested in the quality of protein in forage.  Specifically we are suspicious that many cured forages (hay/haylage) for horse feed appear to be being made for yield and perhaps high protein content without reference to actual nutritional quality. This could lead […]

Top Tips – Mineral Balanced Livery Yards

Coming soon a page to locate livery yards where the principles of mineral balancing are part of the management of horses.  If you know of a livery yard who works with Forageplus who would like to be listed on this page please contact us.

Which Wormer for my horse?

Worming can be a very confusing subject. People often ask which wormer for my horse? We list here the wormers available on the market by active chemical rather than the trade/brand name. To answer the question which wormer for my horse get used to reading the label to determine which chemical is the active ingredient […]

Joint Problems in Horses

Do we have the whole story? The January 9th, 2014 edition of UK, Horse & Hound contained an article discussing joint problems in horses and whether joint problems in horses are on the rise. The article was intended to bring experts together, help decide whether joint problems are on the increase and inform owners of […]

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