As we all know, keeping horses can be expensive, and feed costs can quickly add up. But with FeedXL, you can easily monitor your diet-specific daily, monthly, and annual costs using the ‘Add Costs’ function. And once you’ve got costs added for each of the products you use you can use Feed Finder and Supplement […]
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Have you ever thought about whether the order you feed various things to your horse will make a difference to his health? Chances are you haven’t. New research is showing that feeding a small amount of hay before you feed your concentrates/grain reduces the post-feeding inflammatory effect of non-structural carbohydrates (starch and sugars). In other […]
Yes, and no… FeedXL is a combination of NRC nutrient requirements and customised nutrient requirements based on our own research as well as information taken from the most recent and comprehensive text on equine nutrition, ‘Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition’1 In brief, digestible energy is always determined as per NRC requirements as we could find […]
Let’s take a look at two common mistakes horse owners make: Underfeeding, which can lead to health and performance issues because certain nutrients are not being met. And, Overfeeding, where you are supplying more than you need of multiple nutrients. At best, overfeeding is a WASTE OF MONEY! At worst, it will cause nutrient toxicity […]
Forage is the Single. Most. Important component of your horse’s diet… for a whole bunch of reasons! It is your horse’s biggest source of calories, protein and some vitamins and minerals. It keeps your horse’s gut full and less prone to colic. It encourages saliva production during chewing and keeps the stomach full to dramatically […]
What is vitamin K? The name ‘Vitamin K’ refers to a group of fat soluble vitamins that include: Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone): found in fresh green plants Vitamin K2 (menaquinone): produced by bacteria. There are 15 different menaquinones Vitamin K3 (menadione): synthetic vitamin K What does vitamin K do? Vitamin K is required for many functions […]
Keeping endurance horses hydrated is a massive challenge. And a big part of the challenge is that horses have a tricky (I call it just plain annoying) thirst response trigger. For horses to ‘feel thirsty’ they need a certain level of sodium in their blood. BUT when they drink fresh water, it dilutes their blood […]
There is a plethora of different electrolyte supplements on the market! Pastes, powders, liquids – and they are all so different… making it really hard to know which ones are best. The job of an electrolyte supplement is to replace the electrolytes lost in your horse’s sweat… namely sodium, chloride and potassium (the three major […]
Here are 6 tips about the best way to feed during multi-day competitions to reduce the risk of ulcers, maintain appetite and ensure an appropriate calorie intake for the duration of the competition. 1. Try to keep your horse’s ration (and water!) as close to what he has at home while you are away from […]
Sulfur is a critical part of all proteins and horses need it to create protein, particularly the protein of their hooves and hair! If it’s so important, why isn’t it included in FeedXL you might ask?! We don’t include sulfur in FeedXL because the chance of a deficiency is virtually zero. Forages contain enough sulfur, […]