Adding supplements or electrolytes to water can decrease intake in horses.
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Grazing muzzles are an effective means of restricting pasture intake by ponies.
Steaming represents a management strategy for reducing dust and mold levels and increasing dry matter intake in some hays. However, steaming should not replace the main goal of feeding good quality (i.e. low in dust and mold) hay.
A well-maintained compost system is capable of rendering P. equorum eggs non-viable within 8 days.
Composting provides many benefits including significant reductions in mass and increased nutrient concentrations.
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Horses should have a yearly dental evaluation, especially if consuming a diet low in forage or high in pellets.
The lower the pH of the water, the less the horses will consume.
Using obstacles in the feed bucket increased feed intake time.
Shelter access is important in snowy, windy conditions.
The effects are evident after 6 hours of transport.
Wheat straw bedding and partial mucking out were most favorable.
Horses with wider loins and greater cannon bone circumference can bear weight better.
Using stall cleanings is effective in composting.
This behavior may be tied to feeding or digestion, instead of stress or boredom.
Horses have the ability to produce a distinct and repeatable call.
Avoid using compost containing sodium pentobarbital as fertilizer.
Free access to concentrate feeds can decrease cribbing but result in health problems.
Easier to clean than shavings, but dustier.