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Forage-only diets have positive effects on exercise temperament and post-exercise recovery

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Behaviour, Forage, Health, Performance | 0 comments

This study examined the impacts on body weight and exercise response in trotters in training when fed a high energy forage-only diet...

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Chew on hay or silage – does the eating behaviour change?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Behaviour, Forage | 0 comments

In this study horses eating behaviour on hay and silage diets have been examined with the help of five trotters in race training. They...

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Reduced intestinal motility when stabling horses after pasture

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Behaviour, Fluid balance, Forage, Health | 0 comments

Management regimes have been shown to impact horse health, for example stabled horses have an increased risk for colic. Here we summarize...

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Storegården’s Icelandic horses

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Behaviour, Forage, growing horses, Health, Performance | 0 comments

Here is a new reportage from Storegården where Maria Vemdal has been breeding Icelandic horses for about 10 years now. Read about...

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Forage prevents stereotypies

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Behaviour, Forage, Health | 0 comments

Captive animals faced with insoluble problems can develop behavioural disturbances, stereotypies. Examples of behavioural disturbances are...

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Horses are herbivores

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Behaviour, Forage, Health, Intestinal microflora | 0 comments

Horses are large grass eating animals, herbivores, and free-living horses graze 14-18 hours of the day. The horse relies on hindgut...

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On dry forage the horse has to drink more

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Behaviour, Fluid balance, Forage, Health | 0 comments

Forage contain different amounts of water depending on if it is conserved as hay, haylage or silage. Pasture contains the most water,...

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