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Probiotics May Help Support Digestive System of Horses

September 12, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, equine nutrition, horse nutrition, horse diet, digestive health, probiotics,

Reproduction, performance, schedule changes, travel ­— all can affect a horse’s delicate digestive system. If gut health is an issue for your horse, or if your horse experiences regular stress, adding a probiotic may help support digestion.

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The best ways to feed a senior horse with dental issues

August 30, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, senior,

As your horse ages, he can experience dental issues. This can affect what and how they eat and could contribute to a loss of body condition. We’ll discuss signs of dental trouble and give you some suggestions for various feeding choices to help your senior horse’s health and performance.

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Got nutrients? Why you should add a ration balancer to your horse’s diet

August 13, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, ration balancer,

Adding a ration balancer to your horse’s diet helps them get essential nutrients that may be missing from their forage. It’s also great for easy keepers that require limited calories. Ration balancers help ensure a well-rounded diet, important for growth, performance, reproduction and more.

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Know Your Forage Alternatives

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, senior, horses, horse feed, single mill, horse nutrition, med free, geriatric, traceable ingredients, pure ingredients, forage, beet pulp, hay cubes, hay pellets,

Do you know that there are some great forage alternatives? Maybe your pastures are looking a little dry, or maybe you don’t have pasture at all! There are a number of ways to supplement important fiber and forage for your horse, and here, we’ll talk about three of my favorites (besides doughnuts and fresh hay) – hay cubes, hay pellets and beet pulp.

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Is soaking feed ok?

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, soaking feed, geriatric, aged, senior,

A common question we get at BUCKEYE™ Nutrition is, “Is it OK to soak my horse’s feed?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” There are a number of reasons one may soak feed, and we’ll touch upon a few of those here.

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When is a horse considered a "senior"?

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, senior, horses, horse feed, horse nutrition, geriatric, aged,

When it comes to seniors, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “At what age is my horse a senior?” The answer, of course, depends on the horse. Horses, like people, age as individuals, and there is no hard and fast rule about when a horse is officially a senior citizen. The National Research Council (2007) suggests that while 20 years is an estimate of what is considered old age, there is considerable individual variation.

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Extrusion and Extruded Feed: What's the benefit?

July 16, 2019

Tags: horse, senior, horses, horse feed, single mill, horse nutrition, med free, geriatric, traceable ingredients, pure ingredients, extruded, extrusion,

Have you ever stopped to think about how your horse’s feed is actually cooked? At BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, it’s our job to think of things like this every day. When we asked our customers what they’d like in a feed designed for senior horses, one of the common comments was that it was easy to chew. So we went to work! How can we make a horse feed that maximizes ease of chewing? Simple – we can extrude it!

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Nutrition Nuggets-Gastric Ulcers

January 20, 2019

Tags: horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horses, horse feed, gastric ulcers, equine nutrition, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free, ulcers,

Let's start 2019 off on the right foot with Nutrition Nuggets! Our own Dr. Nettie Liburt explains all about gastric ulcers, and how nutrition plays a role in managing the risks for ulcers.

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Nutrition Nuggets-Bran Mashes

November 28, 2018

Tags: horse, horses, equine, pony, horse feed, equine feed, equine nutrition, equine dedicated, horse nutrition, med free, single mill, bran mashes, winter, nutrition nuggets, buckeye nutrition,

Do you feed your horse or pony a warm bran mash on cold winter days? Our Senior Nutrition Manager, Dr. Nettie Liburt, explains why feeding bran mashes in the cold, winter months might not be beneficial to your horse's digestive system and overall diet.

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Nutrition Nuggets-Weighing Your Feed

August 30, 2018

Tags: horse, equine, horses, horse feed, equine nutrition, equine feed, pony, single mill, horse nutrition, nutrition nuggets, med free,

Nutrition Nuggets is back and is all about weights and measures. Our own Dr. Nettie explains the importance of weighing your horse's feed and gives you some tips on how to do so.

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