Science Sunday: the power of oxygen 2021-01-15
Oxygen is indispensable for the (equine) body; it is essential for providing the cells of the body with energy. Without oxygen, powerful muscles count for nothing. Never underestimate the power of oxygen!
Feeding a pregnant mare: The foundations for a strong and healthy foal are laid during gestation 2021-01-06
The foaling season still seems a long way off, but the winter months are just the right time to prepare your mare for the coming birth. The foal's growth is slow at the beginning of gestation, and the mare gets adequate nutrients from her normal feed. However, in the final three months of pregnancy, the foal will experience an enormous growth spurt in utero. This increases the mare's energy requirements. She needs extra nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and provide nourishment to her foetus.