Digestion

What Constitutes a "Whole Food," and Does That Make it Superior?

What Constitutes a "Whole Food," and Does That Make it Superior? The "whole food" claim is being used to market some feeds and supplements for horses but what is a whole food and are these products really superior? Does this look like whole food to you? The term ...Read more

War in the Microbiome

War in the Microbiome War in the Microbiome If you picture the bacterial community in the horse's gut you may envision them all working peacefully side by side but nothing could be further from the truth. There is a war ...Read more

Does U-Balance Contain Iron?

Does U-Balance Contain Iron? Question: Uckele's U-Balance has been recommended for my yearling and 12 yr old Connemara.  I live in Vermont and had my hay analyzed recently, high iron. I’d like to know: 1) Is there any addit...Read more

Fiber as a Food for Horses

Fiber as a Food for Horses Fiber as a Food for Horses Horses can derive significant calories from things that are indigestible for us. You've heard your horse's intestinal tract referred to as a furnace.  Obviously that'...Read more
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