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Welcome to the New BUCKEYE® Nutrition Blog

First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Kristen Janicki and I serve on the Marketing Team here at BUCKEYE® Nutrition. My job title is nutritional services coordinator and technical marketing. You are probably asking yourself “what does that mean exactly”? It means that I am responsible for answering our nutrition-related questions from customers and I provide the technical nutrition information on marketing materials.    

My job needs me to be on top of all the latest and greatest equine nutrition information: the research, the trends in the industry, truths and myths, troubleshooting and much more. In this blog, I will share this information and some of my own personal experiences. I would love to know what you want to hear-topics that interest you, personal stories of your own horses, questions you may have about nutrition. 

So, what’s got you perplexed about your horse’s feeding program? Or nutrition in general?

4 comments for “Welcome to the New BUCKEYE® Nutrition Blog”

  1. Gravatar of Tammy FisherTammy Fisher
    Posted Monday, November 16, 2015 at 5:03:09 PM

    Hi Kristen,
    I have been feeding my horses a different feed. I have 10 horses and have been going as inexpensive as possible. We have 5 senior horses, 1 senior burro and 5 horses ranging from 2- 10. Two of my seniors have very few teeth. What would you suggest feeding my "Lawn Trinkets"? I have tried to find homes for them but in this market...at least here, I know they're not with the killers.
    Thank You,
    Tammy

  2. Gravatar of KristenKristen
    Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:34:48 PM

    Hi Tammy,
    First, the best way to keep your herd healthy and save on feeding costs is to feed good quality hay. Depending on your horses' body condition and work load, you should be able to feed everyone the same type of hay, except for your horses with poor teeth. For those two seniors, I would recommend a complete feed (with forage built in) like Senior Pelleted or Wrangler pellets or cubes. It's important to make sure these 2 are getting the fiber they need in their diet.

    If you horses are able to maintain their weight on forage, then GRO 'N WIN is the best option for them all. It's a low feeding rate, low cost per day, and all of them can be on the same feed. Here is a link to GRO 'N WIN: http://www.buckeyenutrition.com/products/gro-n-win.aspx

  3. Gravatar of JulieJulie
    Posted Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:37:27 PM

    I have a P.R.E. Andalusian filly (2 1/2 years old) who is intolerant of corn, molasses, and soya (as demonstrated by very dry, itchy coat and chewing at her side). When these ingredients are removed from her diet her coat becomes shiny and the chewing stops. To meet her nutrient needs I have just started her on Grass-Plus Vitamins and Minerals. The woman at the feed store stated that I should just give her 2 tablespoons a day. However, your website states 4 oz (weight), which is more than 2 tablespoons. Which is the correct amount? Split the amount between two feedings or should it be given all at once. Also, can I feed this supplement along with 1/2 cup of flaxseed (1/4 cup per feeding) without disrupting the calcium:phosphorous ration? I am sorry for all the questions.

  4. Gravatar of KristenKristen
    Posted Monday, February 1, 2016 at 10:45:23 AM

    Hi Julie,
    For a mature horse weighing between 880-1,100 pounds, we recommend 4 ounces per day of Grass Plus Minerals + Vitamins. Each tablespoon is approximately 1/2 ounce, therefore if your filly is close to that weight range, she would need 8 tablespoons per day.

    For optimum absorption of the minerals and vitamins, we do recommend you feed that in at least 2 feeds if possible. Flaxseed can be easily fed with Grass Plus Vitamins and Minerals and will not adversely affect the calcium: phosphorous ratio with 1/2 cup per day. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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