I was asked in our FeedXL Horse Nutrition Facebook Group recently what is my opinion of copra meal. It’s an interesting ingredient, made from the flesh of the coconut after a lot of the oil has been extracted. Copra tends to divide people, with some horse owners loving it and some not a fan. What […]
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OK, this is a good one… Poet was getting colic regularly last spring. And I was the cause… yikes! You’d think I would learn, but nope, took me a little while to figure this one out! What was going on? Here is the story… I came home from somewhere one day last spring and noticed […]
With COVID locking down my entire state this month we are still without a follow up gastroscope so unfortunately I can’t give you a technical update on what is actually happening in Galaxy’s stomach. What I can report on is her behaviour, which is probably the best indicator we have at the moment for what […]
I was honoured to have been part of the team who put together the Veterinary Clinics | Equine Practice book of clinical review articles on Equine Nutrition. Together with Dr Brian Nielsen (Professor, Michigan State University) and Dr Carrie Finno (Associate Professor, UC Davis) we wrote the chapter ‘Nutritional and Non-nutritional Aspects of Forage’. Hopefully […]
I’d love to be able to give you a really detailed update on progress with Galaxy. Unfortunately though, with the scoping that was planned last week now postponed until ‘sometime in the future’ due to COVID restrictions, I can only give you an update on what I can ‘see’ from the outside. Galaxy in all […]
Heads up! Your horses WILL NOT show you they are in pain until the pain is so bad they can no longer hide it! Why? Because they are prey animals! And if you’ve ever watched a David Attenborough documentary you will know that the old, sick or injured are the ones that get EATEN! So […]
“What symptoms would I see if my horse was mineral deficient?” ‘Anita’ asks me. My answer… “That’s a really good question”… the actual answer is the reason why so many of us don’t have ‘problems’ with our horses, we have ‘disasters’! One of the things I love about being out and about at horse events […]
If you missed her introduction, meet Galaxy! Galaxy is a 7-year-old arabian riding pony who has been given to me as she had such severe gastric ulceration and associated behavioural issues her previous owners felt she was unsafe and also not fit for sale. From what I’ve seen of her so far, I agree. BUT, […]
I had the best conversation with a gal who is a truly special human being last month, Felicity Davies. Felicity runs Felicity Davies Horsemanship and brings a whole new perspective and approach to horsemanship! Felicity has put our conversation, where we chat all things feeding and behaviour out as a Podcast. You can find it […]
FeedXL officially started out almost 2 decades ago as CD-ROM based software. But truth is, FeedXL has been somewhere in the works since I was a kid, growing up on a cattle farm in rural NSW, Australia. As a child, the only place I ever wanted to be was with my horses. I still remember […]