July 6, 2014

Published in July 2014 Vol. 68 Appaloosa Journal

Written by Jyme L. Nichols, MS

 

Senior horses hold a special place in our lives, and they serve as a daily reminder of memories past.  Many have earned the right to live out their retirem...

June 6, 2014

Published in June 2014 Vol. 68 Appaloosa Journal

Written by Jyme L. Nichols, MS

 

Sometimes horse owners are faced with odd problems from their horse that they have never noticed before, such as late shedding, loss of weight, chronic...

May 10, 2014

Published in May 2014 Vol. 68 Appaloosa Journal

Written by Jyme L. Nichols, MS

 

Performance horses require a different approach to feeding than a horse who is not asked for athletic performance.  Horses that are being worked every day and hauled every week expend more en...

April 20, 2014

Horses were designed to roam over large areas of land and eat lower quality grasses.  The ideal eating pattern for the horse is continuous grazing of forage all day long.  The modernization of the equine diet has forced a horse to eat one or two large meals a day that...

April 10, 2014

Published in April 2014 Vol. 68 Appaloosa Journal

 

Written by: Jyme L. Nichols, MS

 

Developmental Orthopedic Disease (DOD) can be one of the most devastating things a growing horse and his owner will face.  By being aware of the conditions that may cause DOD, owners can...

March 20, 2014

Tis the season for extreme weather changes!  One day it is 80 degrees, the next day it is snowing.  Horses and other livestock are creatures of habit and their body functions best when there is a daily routine and very little variation.  With drastic weather changes it...

March 10, 2014

Published in March 2014 Vol. 68 Appaloosa Journal

 

Written by: Jyme L. Nichols, MS

 

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM), also known as “Tying Up”, is a syndrome that many horse owners face and it is important to know how to manage this condition from the nutritional s...

February 8, 2014

Published in February 2014 Vol. 68 Appaloosa Journal

Written by Jyme L. Nichols, MS

 

In the last three months of a mare’s pregnancy it is imperative to the foal’s health that you address the mare’s feeding program.  During these last few months of pregnancy the mare must...

January 5, 2014

Nichols Equine client and ambassador Megan Lewis finished in 7th place at the Classic Equine Derby in Buckeye, AZ yesterday. Megan was riding "UX Sweet Vanila Fame" and posted a 17.520 to take home the $469 check. Megan faithfully feeds her barrel horses Stride 101 to...

January 4, 2014

A great way to kick off the new year! Bluebonnet Feeds ambassador Pete Oen dominated the first round of the Classic Equine Futurity at Buckeye Equestrian Center in Buckeye, AZ.  Pete jockeyed "Gowin Ta Be Famous" to a 17.132, over 2 tenths of a second over the rest of...

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