Horses and People
Magazine

We share your passion

Available worldwide by subscription and in Newsagents and select stores in Australia.
App Store - Logo Google Play Store - Logo

Nutrition

Bergamot

April 2017

Name: Bergamot - essential oil. Biological Name: Citrus aurantium - supsp, bergamia. Parts Used: Fruit peel from the almost ripe fruit. Essential Oil Method of Extraction: Expression. Essential Oil Scent: Spicy citrus, slightly floral, fresh, light, sweet and warm. Constituents: A-pinene, a-terpineol, b-bisabolene, bergaptene, b-pinene, furocoumarins, geraniol, geraniol acetate, limonene, linalool, linalyl acetate, myrcene, nerol, neryl acetate, sesquiterpene alcohols and terpenes.

2016 EWEN Research: Acidosis and Laminitis: Identifying Horses at Risk

March 2017

In this Part Five of our exclusive report from the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN), Dr Mariette van den Berg discusses a recent study by French researchers that evaluated if diet composition (specifically high-fibre or high-starch diets) can modulate the bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) in equine faeces. This study provided valuable information to an area of research that aims to development a reliable and simple faecal test to identify those horses who are at risk of developing acidosis or laminitis.

2016 EWEN Research: Effect of Soaking on Bacterial Profile of Hay

March 2017

In this Part Four of our exclusive report from the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN), Dr Mariette van den Berg discusses a recent study by Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer and colleagues, which examined the effect of soaking on the bacterial profile of meadow hay and perennial rye grass hay - two hay types that are commonly fed to horses in the United Kingdom.

Red Sage

February 2017

Name: Red Sage Biological Name: Salvia officinalis Parts Used: Leaves and sometimes the roots Contains: Alpha-thujone, aluminum, beta-sitosterol, beta-thujone, bioflavonoids, bitter, borneol, bromine, calcium, camphor, carbohydrates, cineole, diterpenes, essential oil, fats, fibre, flavones, glycosides, iron, linalool, magnesium, oestrogenic substances, phenolic acids, phosphorus, pinene, potassium, protein, resin, rosmarinic acid, salvene, silica, sodium, steroids, tannins, thujone, triterpenes, vitamins B3, B12, C and zinc.

Developing a Healthy Topline

February 2017

How to get your horse that perfect topline is what we are all after, but first we must understand what a topline is!  The topline of the horse includes the withers, back loin (or coupling) and croup. Strength of topline and loin muscles also influences soundness and athletic ability. The topline will vary in length and in curvature, with some relationship between the two. The shape of the back can vary greatly from horse to horse. 

New Guidelines for Feeding Forage

February 2017

Increasing research into conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, laminitis, colic, stomach ulcers, rhabdomyolysis, feed hygiene, as well as behavioural abnormalities, have often pointed towards one common important factor in their prevention and management: the correct feeding of forage.  This has led a number of top experts in equine nutrition and health in Europe to work together and review the large body of updated and new knowledge, which has come to light in the past 15 years. 

New guidelines for feeding forage

February 2017

Increasing research into conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, laminitis, colic, stomach ulcers, rhabdomyolysis, feed hygiene as well as behavioural abnormalities have often pointed towards one common important factor in their prevention and management: the correct feeding of forage. 

Horsetail

December 2016

Name: Horsetail  Biological Name: Equisetum spp. arvense and hyemale Parts Used: Aerial parts Contains: Alkaloids, aluminum, bitter, caffeic acid, calcium, carbohydrates, carotene, chromium, dimethyl sulphone (MSM), fats, fibre, flavonoids (quercetin, equicetrin), flavoglycosides, iron, magnesium, manganese, nicotine, organic acids, phenolic acids, phosphorus, potassium, quercetin glycosides, resin, saponin equisetrine, selenium, silica (high), sodium, starch, sterols, sulphur, tannins and vitamins A, B2, B2, B3, B5, C and D.

Does Your Horse Need Salt?

December 2016

Owners or trainers of hard working performance horses are generally aware of the need to provide salt to meet their horse’s daily requirements and to replace electrolytes lost in sweat during a strenuous workout.  But, what about horses with less strenuous exercise regimens? For example, the weekend trail riding horse, the daily plodder or the much-loved paddock ornament. Do they need salt added to their daily diet too?  First, let’s identify what salt is and its role in the body.

Managing Your Horse's Condition

December 2016

Obesity is becoming a major health concern in horses (and people) all around the world, and is increasingly recognised as an equine welfare issue because it compromises both health and performance, so can you recognise if your horse is too fat or, for that matter, too thin? 

Pages

Subscribe to Nutrition