Nutritional Articles

  • Figuring Out The Fuel Equation: Advice from Cavalor’s equine researcher regarding feeding easy keepers, hard keepers and everything in between.

    By David van Doorn, PhD Some horse owners are confronted with the challenge of feeding a so-called easy keeper who doesn’t necessarily need weight but needs more “energy”—not referring to caloric intake but to a horse that can be lazy. Others may be challenged to feed a hard keeper—a “hot” horse who needs to gain weight but not get more excitable during competition. Can nutrition, and especially the type of energy we provide to horses, help manage these issues with horses that participate in show jumping, dressage and eventing? In order to answer that, let’s consider general principles for feeding performance horses. Then we can examine strategies for feeding both easy and hard keepers.

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  • Insulin Resistance (IR): How can I properly manage weight loss for my horses?

    Obesity and overweight are increasingly cited as major health issues in most mammals today. Humans are not the only mammals subjected to these weight problems, dogs, cats and even horses are affected. A study in the United States shows that 32% of horses are overweight and 19% are obese. Studies performed in the United Kingdom yielded the same distressing results; 45% of horses suffer from obesity or overweight. Among other health issues, obesity is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and horses suffering from obesity can be at a higher risk for developing Laminitis. This article offers several practices on weight management in horses.

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  • Coughing & The Essential Oils of Cavalor Bronchix Liquid. The Mystery Unraveled.

    Coughing must not be taken lightly. Coughing may lead to fatigue, trouble breathing, pain, impaired performance and increased risk of severe infection.

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