One of the most popular questions that I am asked as a nutritionist is:
Protein is one of six important nutrients that horses require to live, reproduce and work.
With the appearance of some milder weather it is now not hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner and breeding season will soon be upon us.
Unfortunately for the poor horse gastric ulcers are prevalent in the horse population.
What a great summer it has been.
Water is the single most important nutrient for all mammals.
If you glance around the horsey press and look closely at all the adverts you will undoubtedly see magnesium mentioned on numerous occasions.
After the wettest winter on record, many of us have fields that leave a lot to be desired.
Some parts will have been under water for weeks on end and there will almost certainly be areas that have been heavily poached.
Weaning can be a traumatic time for mare and foal, both psychologically and nutritionally, but with a bit of planning and preparation it needn't be too traumatic for either.