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Feeding the Metabolic Horse

The truth is, hay is never what you think it is

Feeding the metabolic horse

Podcast Episode Guide & Resources

Updated August 20, 2023

Updated August 20, 2023

Hay & Forage Episode Guide

Updated August 20, 2023

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Metabolic Conditions

Successfully managing a nutrition program is critical for an EMS horse.

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a condition that is gaining awareness among horse owners as researchers uncover more information on the associated risk factors, signs and symptoms. 

Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) or Cushing’s Disease in horses

Horses with PPID typically struggle to shed-out, may be underweight, have increased drinking and urination, and fight laminitis. Providing adequate medication (as directed by your veterinarian) and a low starch diet are critical to proper management.

The Essential Checklist for Feeding the Metabolic Horse

Risk Factors: Overweight Horses

Who likes their horse fat? Most of us, right? Well, fat is not healthy and it can lead to some serious problems. This episode explains how to determine if your horse is too fat, why it may be dangerous, and how you can safely bring your horse back to an appropriate body condition.

Feeding the Overweight Horse: Forage vs Feed

Estimating Your Horse's Body Weight

5 Tips to Prevent Colic from Green Grass


Can I feed ____?

Tips for forage-only diets, plus common misunderstandings


Bonus Boosters

Forage alone does not provide proper nutrition to meet the needs of today’s horses. Learn the simple,and effective ways to ensure your horse is getting the nutrition needed to live a long healthy life, even when going grain-free”.


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Metabolic-Friendly Solutions

Extra-low NSC feed
Specially formulated for sugar-sensitive horses

Diet Balancer with only 5 grams of sugar
Plus wellness-boosters