Antioxidants for Horses

Oxidation increases as the need for energy increases, like during exercise and pregnancy. As oxidation increases, so does the production of ROS, including free radicals, which can damage vital tissues in your horse.This article explores the different antioxidants that affect the horse and the role that they play to protect the horse from oxidative stress. 

Carey A. Williams, Ph.D., Equine Extension Specialist; Lesleyann E. Atherly, Rutgers University, Cook College, Animal Science Research Student; Jessica D. Hirsch, Rutgers University, Cook College,

Pastures for Horses

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

 

Mare and foal in pasture

Pasture is used as a roughage for horses kept in pastures. Many horses are kept on native pastures of grasses and legumes. Pastures vary in nutrient content, depending on the growing season. The lush, green pasture growth of early spring is very high in moisture. As the spring progresses, the moisture content will decrease, and the nutrient content will increase. Once summer rolls around and the pasture matures, it becomes deficient in protein, …