Trace minerals are essential to the equine diet and help support cell health, immunity, hoof and coat quality, and more. Is your horse getting what he needs? Here are 10 content pieces about feeding horses trace minerals available for free on TheHorse.com.
Ration Balancer vs. Vitamin-and-Mineral Supplements Why is the serving size of a vitamin-and-mineral supplement for horses so much smaller than a ration balancer serving? Read More
Copper in Horse Diets: What Does it Do? Copper is involved energy production, iron metabolism, connective tissue formation, central nervous system function, and melanin production. Is your horse getting enough? If you only feed forage, probably not. Read More
Trace Mineral Basics: Magnesium Magnesium, an important macromineral found in most feedstuffs, plays integral roles in muscle contraction, skeletal growth, and a variety of enzyme systems, such as those involved in energy production. Read More
Researcher: Cobalt Misuse in Horses is ‘Ill-Conceived’ Blood testing provides a clearer picture of potential cobalt misuse. Read More
Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths The rare condition–primary hypothyroidism–in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS. Appropriate feeding practices and additional mineral supplementation in pregnant mares and/or animals that are in areas known to be deficient in trace minerals is crucial. Read More
SPONSORED Chromium: Every Horse, Every Cell, Every Day Feeding supplemental chromium can increase insulin sensitivity and glucose utilization, which can result in improved health and immunity, performance, and overall well-being of your horse. Read More