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By definition, a fixed formula is one that is fixed in both its ingredient selection and the inclusion rate of each ingredient. Since all ingredients are variable in their nutrient content, then by definition, fixed formulas will fluctuate in their nutrient content.

Equine Connection, youth overcoming behavioural issues, youth transcending behavioural issues

A little girl from one of our eight-week anti-bullying curriculums had come with seven other youth from her school. All of the kids attending had been to the principal’s office several times with issues, either from being a bully or from being bullied themselves. In addition, there were considerable behavioural issues including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder, among others.

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A common misperception about topline is that it can be improved through exercise alone. Lack of exercise – or the wrong type of exercise – is often blamed for a poor topline. While exercise alters existing muscles, building new muscles is a different story.

Purina Canada, purina, equine feed, horse feed, premium horse feed, equine body condition

We all want healthy horses with beautiful muscle tone, that are neither too fat nor too thin. In short, we want our horse to have the ideal body condition. But what is an ideal body condition and, especially, how does one evaluate it effectively?

Remember the days when the first oilskin riding coats came on the market? They were a real bonus in bad weather, but they were heavy and sometimes awkward to wear when riding.

Purina Canada, purina, equine feed, horse feed, premium horse feed, Preventing equine Joint Injuries

Though powerful, horses are also fragile. Since we are consistently pushing their limits, performance horses are the most vulnerable of all. The saying, “Illness comes on horseback but departs on foot,” could easily be referring to the joint injuries that afflict far too many of our horses. Unfortunately, these injuries are quite difficult to treat. Our best option is to use nutrition as a simple and effective prevention strategy.

Purina Canada, purina, equine feed, horse feed, premium horse feed, Feeding horses Hay when in Low Supply

This past summer had no shortage of sunny, dry days. While the weather may have been ideal for the show season, or for trail riding with your favourite horse, 2018 was not a great summer for growing hay in Ontario and parts of Quebec. With only around half the normal days of rain between May and August for most parts of Ontario, hay yields are low and, in some places, very low.

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