General Issues

Mycotoxins in Horse Feeds

Thursday, August 30, 2012
What are Mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are compounds produced in grains by specific molds or fungi. High moisture content of some grains and high ambient temperatures promote growth of mold and thus mycotoxin production. Weather has a major impact on the l

An Update on “Low Starch” Diets for Horses

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Did you know that there is NO official definition of “LOW STARCH” for horse feeds? ANY product can be called “LOW NSC”!!!!!! In addition, “low STARCH” ignores another major “non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) – SUGAR!! We must consider the sugar level of f

Food Allergy in Horses - Nothing to Sneeze at!

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Food Allergy in Horses – Nothing to Sneeze at!! D. J. Burke, Ph.D. Director of Equine Nutrition, Tribute Equine Nutrition/Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. I get frequent calls about horses with supposed food allergies and wanted to help folks understa

Managing Nutrition in a Horse Boarding/Training Facility

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Every horse is different. Its nutritional requirements are affected by its age, breed, discipline (pleasure, racing, jumping, dressage etc.) and individual characteristics (“hard” or “easy” keepers). In today’s large boarding and/or training operations,

Nutritional Tips for Winterizing Your Horse

Thursday, May 31, 2012
What can you do to keep your horse comfortable and in good body condition in the winter??? We first have to understand what is happening to the horse’s body, then the nutritionalpart will make sense. “THERMOREGULATION” is the fancy term for how the horse

Total Diet of the Horse

Thursday, May 31, 2012
INTRODUCTION It is important to realize that forages (hay and pasture) provide a significant portion of the horse’s daily nutrient requirements. Proper nutritional principles require that we recognize the contribution of forages and adjust the concentrate

What Does That Feed Tag Mean?

Thursday, May 31, 2012
There is quite a bit of information on the feed tag for the “grain” (concentrate) you purchase for your horse. Most people choose the feed based on price per bag and the protein content (% crude protein - %CP), with little or no regard to the rest of the

Who ya' Gonna Call? Veterinarian or Nutritionist?

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Who ya’ gonna call?? Veterinarian or Nutritionist?? Dan Burke, Ph.D. Director of Equine Nutrition Tribute Equine Nutrition/Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. At the recent Nutrition Symposium, I had the opportunity to listen to two prominent

From Conception to the Training Barn

Monday, May 14, 2012
Nutrition for Sound Development and Growth OUTLINE Definition of D.O.D. Syndromes Factors Affecting Nutritional Contributions Minerals i) Calcium (Ca)/Phosphorous (P) Copper (Cu) Zinc Zn) Protein Energy Nutrient Requirements Biological Caus