05 January 2013 New Year’s Nutri-lutions: Eliminate unnecessary supplements
If your feedroom shelf looks like this, it’s time to re-evaluate your feeding strategy! I have been in my soap box a number of times about this, here and here, in 2012, and I’m sure 2013 will see me up there again, but invest your money wisely on evaluating and implementing a feeding regime that is simple, economical, and more appropriate for your horse’s digestive system and dietary needs. If your feed room shelves are full of heavily-marketed, quick-fix-it-all, unregulated hype, AKA nutriceuticals, you’re likely looking at hundred’s of dollars of misplaced nutritional effort. Evaluate the fundamental basics first, i.e. FORAGE, then supplement only if needed. Supplements do not make healthy, happy horses, happier or healthier…end of story.