Feeding the Older Horse in Winter
Jan13

Feeding the Older Horse in Winter

By Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds The major challenge over winter is to maintain body heat within the Zone of Thermoneutrality – the environmental temperature range within which a horse can maintain its core body temperature without resorting to extreme methods; that is shivering or sweating. For a mature animal the lower temperature is around 7oC, but for the veteran it can be considerably higher. Insulating the veteran is...

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Nutrition focus
Aug26

Nutrition focus

In this feature, we invite experts to answer your burning questions – please email us at nutrition@equiads.com if you have an equine nutrition enquiry. (Your questions may be shortened to fit the available space.) This month, Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds shares his expertise. Q. What are the best energy sources for endurance horses? It has been 20 years since I took part and I expect that best practice may have...

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Feeding for Respiratory Health this Winter
Sep01

Feeding for Respiratory Health this Winter

by Dr Tom Shurlock of British Horse Feeds  It’s winter and our horses are snug in their stables, windows closed, a nice deep pile of straw for bedding, and a hay net full of what is probably second cut hay. There is a suspicion of a cough and you remember something similar last year. Of course it’s cold and wet outside and you’ve got the snuffles, so your horse probably has too, right? Probably, but… is your horse heading towards...

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