News

More News

Selenium`s Good Stuff

We’re used to hearing precautions about feeding too much selenium, but most people know nothing more about it than too much of it can be toxic. Some know the horse needs it but not why or how much.Selenium is beneficial and necessary. It’s a potent antioxidant, protecting the horse’s muscle from damage caused by end products of energy generation. This is why selenium is especially important for horses in heavy work and those with a history of tying up.Selenium is also important for broodmares. Inadequate selenium intake in pregnant mares leads to a potentially

This is subscriber-only content.

To continue reading, please log in or subscribe to Horse Journal online.

Share This Video:

Comments

Barefoot vs. Shoes

Grant Miller, DVM

No matter what the reason(s), it appears that barefoot trimming is trending upwards. The increasing number of barefoot horses leaves one to wonder if a day could come when horse shoes are a rare sight. read more

Strength Is So Important In Horse Training

John Strassburger

Training horses for eventing or dressage is a lot like training human athletes for sports like gymnastics, track or figure skating. Actually, I’d say that training a horse to event is a lot like training a person to do all three of those sports. read more

Fly Sheets 2014 – Lots of Improvement

Beth Hyman

In this trial, we noticed the horse fly sheets really trended toward extreme protection. Many we tested included neck covers, belly coverage and very fine mesh to protect the horse from smaller insects and UV rays. And the equine Bucas Zebra print sheet has some validity to the “stripes confuse flies” research from a few years ago. read more

FREE Horse Journal Email Newsletter


Submit

Copyright 2014 by Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. an Active Interest Media company