Dr. Lydia Gray of SmartPak Answers Your Health Questions: Is Tail Chewing a Nutritional Deficiency?

We’ve been breeding horses for many years and, for some reason over the past year, we’ve started to have a problem with some of our young horses chewing each other’s tails off. I’m wondering if you know of a correlation between a nutritional deficiency or a health issue and tail chewing, or if it is more likely boredom/normal behavior for young horses.

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Dr. Lydia Gray of SmartPak Answers Your Health Questions: What Feeds Provide Carb Consistency?

I always thought that only horses with certain issues [i.e. insulin problems, EPSM, and laminitis] required carb consistency. Any issues with malnourished horses? Also, if this is an issue with malnourished horses, is there a certain hay that tends to provide for more carb consistency than others?

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Dr. Lydia Gray of SmartPak Answers Your Health Questions: Choosing a Muscle Supplement for Your Horse

I’m looking to help my horse build muscle along his topline and hindquarters for show season this year. I’m very confused by all of the different muscle supplements on the market and I’m not sure what is important? What ingredients do you recommend for helping horses to build and maintain muscle?

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