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EQ8™ Gut Health Feeds Are Now Formulated with Well-Gut Ingredients

June 14, 2021

Tags: gut health, EQ8, horse feed, performance horse,

EQ8™ Performance, an extruded gut health feed for performance horses, is the newest feed from BUCKEYE™ Nutrition. EQ8 Gut Health, a multi-textured feed for mature horses, and EQ8 Senior, a multi-textured feed for senior horses, are due to roll out in July. 

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How Much Does A Horse Eat?

November 22, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, horse feed, horse nutrition, horse diet, forage,

There’s nothing like the excitement of a new horse or one’s first horse. One of the most important things to consider is that horse’s diet. But where to begin?

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Nutrition Nuggets: When to Consider a Complete Horse Feed

November 20, 2019

Tags: Nutrition, safe feed, nutrition nuggets, complete feed, horse nutrition, horse feed,

In this month’s featured Nutrition Nugget, find out if you should consider a complete feed for your horse. A complete feed contains all the nutrition your horse needs in a concentrated form and is specially formulated with high fiber and appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals.

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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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