This question was written in to Dr. Mark and the answer is useful for anyone with a horse who has reached its golden years.
I have a senior mare that can no longer eat hay. I have been feeding her soaked Triple Crown senior and alfalfa pellets but am interested in getting her off the senior feed and giving her beet pulp, rice bran, and alfalfa pellets. I am not sure how much (how many pounds per day) of each she should be getting, though. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Read more
Here is a testimonial that was sent to us about Horse Hair Analysis. As you will read, sometimes it is a bumpy road to getting your horse healthy but trust us, it will be worth it!
I hope by sharing our “journey” others will recognize the signs & symptoms and take action to correct their horse’s health sooner than later.
We brought Ace home Oct 2, 2010, Read more
Are you providing the best diet for your horse? Good nutrition is the cornerstone of having a healthy horse. We think that by feeding hay and “grain” or a complete feed we are giving our horses a diet to support a high level of performance; but many complete feeds contain ingredients that are actually harmful to your horse’s health. Dr. Mark recently wrote an article for the Arabian Horse World Magazine explaining the Glycemic Index and how you can use it to increase health & performance. Read more
At DePaolo Equine Concepts, we focus much of our owner education on equine nutrition. Many of the popular horse feeds out there contain ingredients that can be detrimental to your horse’s health. Why are they added if they aren’t healthy for my horse? Because they are cheap, easily accessible and they are appealing to the owner (either visually or aromatically). The same rings true Read more
Horses need electrolytes for proper cellular function. Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are the primary electrolytes. The cheapest forms of these minerals are bound to chloride, which is NOT recommended for a top quality electrolyte supplement. A lack of calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium may affect performance, recovery time, sensitivity to touch, anxiety and attitude in horses. The only way to improve deficiencies is to increase the levels of key electrolytes, vitamins and minerals with bio-available supplementation.
To address this concern, we recommend starting with a Read more