Magnesium the Mighty Mineral by Dr Kellon

Magnesium for horses often receives little attention in equine nutrition. For example, you will rarely see it listed in the analysis on a feed bag. Despite this, it could easily be argued that no other mineral has as many important functions for supporting the best health in horses.   The biochemistry is complicated but basically […]

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 […]

Forageplus Statistics for Horse Feed Balancer

The numbers and statistics for horse feed balancers and choosing which one is best to feed your horse can be confusing.  How do you choose the best horse feed balancer? Here we explain how we start with the forage; grass, hay or haylage, we test from all over the UK and Europe and formulate our […]

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 […]

Should I feed wheat bran to my horse?

Many owners we talk to are scared of feeding wheat bran. Bran has gone from a widely used horse food to one which has had the ‘undesirable’  and ‘old-fashioned’ label attached to it. Widely criticised for being a by product and being ‘imbalanced’ we feel the claims that it should not be fed are misleading […]

Feeding the Young Horse

Feeding the young horse needs a carefully planned approach in order to supply the adequate protein, vitamins and minerals needed to build a healthy, strong, robust and resilient body.  If a horse is to grow up into an athletic and sturdy horse then it needs to have more than just calories. Keeping weanlings, yearlings and […]

Should I feed Beet Pulp to my Horse?

There seem to be a lot of myths about beet pulp doing the rounds on the forums and Facebook pages and groups.  Strangely there are lots of people who are very anti-beet pulp and that is a shame because it is a great feed for horses. The Forageplus horses all eat beet pulp as part […]