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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

Unsung Trace Mineral Heroes While copper, zinc, iron, and selenium get a lot of attention in equine diets, manganese, iodine, and cobalt are also important for horse health. Read More

Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses? Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well. 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

Mineral of the Month: Zinc Zinc-deficient horses can exhibit reduced growth rates, inappetence, and skin abnormalities, among other issues. Read More

Mineral of the Month: Iron Iron deficiencies are rare in horses, especially in those with access to good-quality pasture and hay. 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