What You Need To Know About Feeding Senior Horses

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In this article I would like to share with you some useful information about horse care.
In particular I would like to talk with you about feeding senior horses.
The fact is that as our horses get older their bodies do not function just as good as they once did.
One of the main reasons why older horses don't look as good as they once did, one of the main reasons why older horses start having joint and bone problems is because of nutrient deficiency.
You see, as our horses get older their digestive systems don't function as good as they once did and with age horse's ability to digest feed and absorb nutrients becomes less efficient.
If you want to make sure that your horse gets all of the essential vitamins and minerals, you should start supplementing your horse's diet with a high quality feed balancer that has:
  • Above-average levels of fat content to provide more energy that comes in a form of calories.
    The fact is that fats have high caloric content and it's good to supplementing senior horse's diet with something that will provide with with all of the energy that he needs.
  • Above-average levels of high quality proteins to provide all of the essential building blocks that are needed to support muscles.
  • EU approved pre and pro biotics to improve digestive system and increase nutrient uptake.
  • Above-average levels of glucosamine.
    Glucosamine aids in renewal of connective tissue in and around the joint and it is particularly important for you to look for senior horse feeds that contain ingredients that strengthen and support bones and joints.
    In addition to glucosamine you should also look for feed balancers that contain enhanced levels of calcium and phosphorus to help guard against bone demineralization.
The fact is that there are a lot of different types of feed balancer formulations.
Some are specifically formulated for horses that are involved in competitive horse riding disciplines, others are formulated for everyday use and there are others that are specificically formulated for veteran horses.
If you do now know where to start, if you don't know what ingredients to look for in a high quality feed balancer, then use the guidelines that I have just shared with you to make sure that you end up buying something that will give your horse all of the essential vitamins and minerals that your horse needs to be healthy and strong.
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