Horse Nutrition Webinars
Feeding for Optimum Health and Condition
Ensuring your horse receives the proper balance of nutrients based on their age, activity level and reproductive status is essential for good health and performance. This presentation will discuss forage and concentrate selection strategies aimed at optimizing your horse's health and condition.
Feeding Your Horse Through Winter
In this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of body condition scoring a hairy horse, winter dehydration, and managing hay supplies, as well as hay alternatives through the winter months
Rotational Grazing - Why and How it Works
Is your horse’s pasture a significant nutrition source or just a place to play? Rotational grazing is an excellent management practice for horse owners who would like to maximize their horses’ pasture intake. This webinar will explain why rotational grazing benefits both the horse and the pasture plants, strategies to implement this practice, and overall pasture considerations.
Forage and Horses: Why It's Important and What Are the Options?
Forage is a critical part of the equine diet. In this webcast, we'll discuss just why forage is important, and what the alternatives are when weather or other issues make forage hard to come by.
This presentation will provide an overview of energy (calorie) requirements and energy utilization for horses. You'll learn what the sources of energy are, why it is important, how energy is used and stored, and how different sources of energy affect performance.
Protein Requirements for Horses
Protein is perhaps the most misunderstood component of the equine diet. Protein is used in the formation of tissue, including muscle, as well as to make hormones, enzymes, and anti-bodies. This webcast will explore the make-up of protein, common means of supplying protein in the diet, and recommendations for dietary protein intake for different classes of horses. We will also debunk common feeding myths regarding protein.
Digestive Anatomy: Why We Feed Horses the Way We Do
In this presentation we will take a tour through the horse's digestive tract, learning about the uniquenesses and problems that could occur throughout. Horses need a specific diet to maintain the health of their gut; by the end of this webinar you will learn exactly what and how to keep the gut at its healthiest.
Feeding and Care of Mules and Donkeys
Mules and donkeys have served mankind as beast of burdens for thousands of years. They have worked and lived in some of the harshest environments and still survived. Today, you can still find donkeys and mules working in such conditions and serving some of the world’s poorest people. Interestingly, the same issues of poor nutrition and endless amount of work still plague these animals yet the opposite is true in industrial countries.
Winter Care and Feeding for Your Horse
Winter can be tough for some horses depending on age or the climate that they have been adapted to. This webinar will cover some key points about the care and feeding management of horses to help them have a happy and healthy winter.
Reducing Hay Waste
Reducing hay waste starts with buying quality hay and proper storage. However, waste can also be reduced though feeding management and careful selection of a feeder. New research on hay waste and economics of nine unique round bale feeders will also be discussed.
Beyond the Feed Tag: Horse Feed Ingredient, Quality, Formulation, and Safety Issues
Learn what the feed tag does not tell you and how ingredient selection, quality testing, formulation methods and safety programs can impact what you feed your horse.
Nutritional Supplements for Horses
Does My Horse Need Supplements? A horse owner’s visit to the feed or tack store can be overwhelming if you walk down the supplement aisle. The choices are boundless, the manufacture’s claims are miraculous, but the research supporting these claims is unclear for many of today’s feed supplements. In this hard economic environment, horse owners need to be sure they are getting the most for their money when it comes to their horse’s feeding program.
Optimizing Hay and Feeding Storage
You buy (or harvest), haul, carry, and stack it. Now make sure that your hard-earned hay will be usable when you need it. This presentation will teach you how to become an expert horse hay connoisseur by focusing on methods to evaluate and feed hay, including buying the right hay for your horse(s).
Feeding Management in a Time of Rising Feed Prices
As feed and hay prices tripled in the last two years, many horseowners want to know how to cut costs and be sure to maintain good health. This presentation will present 12 suggestions to get more out of your horse-feeding dollar. These will include maximizing quality forage, improving pasture management, reducing wastage, good dental care, general health prevention, feeding more meals, and assessing body condition of horses, and considering selling unproductive horses.
Once your mare is pregnant, what do you do next? Most novice breeders have a great deal of concern about the nutritional program that the mare requires to deliver a healthy foal. In this web presentation, we will show you that it is not as difficult as you might guess.
When it comes to selecting the right hay for your horse, green is good. However, that is not the only selection factor. This presentation will help horse owners learn about the other factors that go into choosing the right hay for their horses. This presentation will also include information on pricing, storage, and hay waste.