Equine

What is Non-GMO All About?

Every day I have more and more people ask about the use of GMO ingredients in horse feeds. There is a lot of confusion about just what the term means, and if there is a real difference in how feed concentrates and pet foods are made. Here is some information to hopefully clear up the confusion.

Coconuts in Horses

It seems that every few months a new nutritional fad appears with wild claims of the benefits to be realized from the latest new thing. A good friend in the cutting horse industry once told me , "if the big futurity was won by a horse eating only carrots, there would be nothing but orange manure in the cutting pens for the next year.

Think About Your Horse's Teeth

It seems that there is a new horse feed or supplement launched into the market every week. Complete feeds, senior feeds, junior feeds, low starch feeds, performance feeds, and the list goes on and on. What many horse owners and feed companies fail to realize is that these feeds should not be your primary consideration when it comes to nutrition for your horse.

Omega 6 and Omega 3 Ratio in an Equine Diet

As more horse owners gain understanding about nutrition in the human body, there are always those who would consider the value of applying that new understanding to the horse. There are times when this is a good thing. I feel that, where the value of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids is concerned, this may be one of those times.

Reducing Grain in Your Feeding Program

Q: Why is it that I can take so much grain out of my horse’s diet and get a better result with only one pound of Renew Gold™?

Feeding Additional Supplements: What Stays and What Goes?

Good question. If you are feeding a coat conditioner, hoof conditioner, or probiotic, we generally faze those out as we use them up. It is also important to note that you will get better results from Renew Gold™ if you take any added oil out of the feeding program right away.

Why We Use Flax

Flax is best known as a significant source of Omega 3 fatty acids and can help to optimize the balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in a formulation.  Flax is also an excellent source of vegetable fat and quality proteins. This third source of low starch digestible energy rounds out the Renew Gold™ formulation.

How Yeast Works in Horses

We have already discussed the fact that the digestive system of the horse evolved to use roughage (hay or pasture) as its primary source of energy. Digestion of this roughage relies on a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in the hind gut to assist in the breakdown of this most vital component in your horse’s diet.

Incorporating Renew Gold™ Into Your Feeding Program

We receive calls daily from customers asking how best to incorporate Renew Gold into their feeding program. To get the most out of Renew Gold, and the rest of your horses’ diet, you need to consider the entire feeding program, and what you are trying to accomplish.

Basic diet:

Renew Gold™: Feed or Supplement?

We are commonly asked if Renew Gold is a feed or a supplement. Interesting question, so let’s look at what the difference is when talking about equine nutrition.

What’s a feed?