It’s spring and where are your horses? Probably heads down, buried in a field of gorgeous spring grass. That grass helps them put on weight after a hard winter, and in no time they are fat, shiny, and covered in dapples.
As temperatures begin to dip, Dr. Juliet Getty, equine nutrition specialist, reminds you to help your horse make the transition to winter feeding in good shape—and that means you being informed about the sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth.
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany studied possible causes of the formation of fecal liquid in otherwise healthy horses. Fecal liquid production is not only unpleasant; it also deprives the horse of important minerals and electrolytes.