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THE IMPORTANCE OF CHELATED CALCIUM IN A HORSE'S DIET
This is an interesting video on the importance of a specific nutrient, chelated calcium, in the horse's diet. We all pay lip service to the 'we are what we eat' mantra, but really we are and so too horses. What are horses eat can have a profound effect on behaviour, locomotion issues and any other problem with any bodily system because each system of course requires certain combinations of nutrients to work optimally. For us, nutrition is the first port of call when we get a new horse in. Of course changing a horse's nutrition will usually not show significant effects for a month or two but as this video shows it's well worth it. Check the teeth regularly, do annual FWC's and worm regularly. Make sure you feed concentrates with at least as much forage well mixed in as the horse's stomach deals badly with the high acidity that digesting grains requires and do a blood test every now and then and particularly if your horse is having issues.