Omega 3 for Horses – Importance in Equine Diets

Do you know about omega 3 for horses and its importance in equine diets? Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid which cannot be made by the horse’s body and must be present in the equine daily diet for them to be truly healthy. There are numerous sources of omega 3 but which one is […]

Should you Feed Adlib Hay to horses and ponies?

Do you have a horse which is a good doer? Do you wonder whether to feed adlib hay or whether you should be restricting hay and feeding at a weight level suitable for your horse? Here Forageplus discusses the issue of whether you should give your horse access to free choice hay. There has been […]

Mycotoxins and the horse

Find out information about mycotoxins and the horse.  Learn about what mycotoxins are, how you can reduce exposure to them.  Understand whether testing will give you answers to mycotoxin exposure and help your horse. All horse owners work very hard to provide their horses with the best possible feed but mycotoxins almost always present and […]

Salt in Horse Feed Balancers

Do you need salt in horse feed balancers and your horse’s daily diet? If salt is in horse feed balancers will it degrade the vitamins and minerals in the supplement? Forageplus answers your questions here. Dr Lee Proctor is our Technical Manager with a PhD in organic chemistry and a highly qualified pharmaceutical chemist. Here […]

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. Your horse needs the right fuel […]

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. […]

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