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 […]

Glucose in Egusin SLH and 250

Some owners can be concerned that the Egusin products contain dextrose/glucose. Dextrose/glucose are included in the Egusin products to increase the uptake of salts and minerals from the intestinal lumen. To allow you to understand the impact that this small amount of sugar might have on your horse we have explained what the amounts mean […]

Top Tips – Mineral Balanced Livery Yards

Forageplus is looking for livery yards where the principles of mineral balancing are part of the management of horses. We would like to list you here, on this page, for FREE so that we can connect like minded horse owners. Livery Yards for Horses The grass, hay or haylage we give feed our horses will almost […]

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 […]

Manifestations of Laterality – Dr Kerry Ridgway

Understanding the “crooked horse syndrome,” is, in my opinion, absolutely critical to every horse’s well being, performance ability and long range soundness. Dr Kerry Ridgway Dr Kerry Ridgway had, in the last three years, been working both as a veterinary clinician and as an educator, regarding laterality expressed as the“crooked horse syndrome.” Through client and horseman education, it was […]

The importance of lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid often short in horse grass and hay.  In this article Forageplus discusses the importance of lysine for horses which is an essential amino acid contained in the protein found in the horse’s daily diet. The article explains why supplementation is needed for all horses but especially breeding horses, horses […]