Shedding winter coats is a ache and can seem to last forever, but the payoff of a slick, sleek summertime coat is well worth the time and attempt it takes to remove all the dead wintertime hair. There are some things that can hasten the shedding process, like keeping ponies in run. Horses that are exercised regularly shed out more quickly, most likely because of the additional blood flowing to the scalp workout causes.
If a horse doesn’t shed well, it could be indicative of a health issue, including Cushing’s Disease or parasite loadings. Horses that have worm infestations may have coats that turn a straw or rust coloring; this indicator is often seen in foals and older horses.
The following are important for equine nutrition 😛 TAGEND
Fat. To get a sleek, shiny coat, moist scalp and good immune defense, more fat is needed than what is in many commercial grains. Supplementation of 4 to 6 ounces of fat a day can maintain coats healthy. Vitamin A. Found in hay and grass, vitamin A supplementation may be necessary if horses are grazing on pastures before the grass has come in or if they are eating hay that was baled more than a year before. Biotin. If a horse’s coat is dry and flaky, adding biotin to his diet can alleviate this as well as improve hoof quality. Protein and amino acids. Winter hair may stick around if the horse is not receiving enough protein or specific amino acids. Poor quality hay will not have enough of either of these, so supplementation may be necessary.
Read more at EquiMed.
The post Tips To Speed Up Shedding Season From The Inside Out appeared first on Horse Racing News | Paulick Report.
Read more: paulickreport.com