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What's the Skinny on Supplements?

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Do horse supplements really work?

What's the Skinny on Supplements?

Horse supplements are a dime a dozen these days. You can get these miracle supplements for just about any ailment or deficiency. The question is, however, are they really worth it or are they a sham? And, which ones are the most beneficial to you equine?

A supplement is designed to provide your horse with something it is lacking in an everyday diet. Before looking into supplements for horses, look into what you are feeding your horse. The best thing that you can do for your animal is to invest in quality food loaded with the essentials to remain healthy. You will get what you pay for, so it's worth it to shell out as much as you can for good food. Additionally, provide him with adequate salt and water. If you provide your horse with a first-rate diet he shouldn't need any additional supplements.

There are some horses (pregnant mares, show horses, and young horses) that really can benefit from supplementation. Any horse put under added stress can gain from an extra supplement boost. Before you order and distribute these additives, however, be sure to run it by your veterinarian. When it comes down to it, a trained professional is the only one qualifies to assess your horse's needs.



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