All About Gastric Ulcers
Gastric ulcers don’t just occur in top sport horses; leisure horses and even foals can get them too. Actually, we can say that 60-90% of horses suffer from gastric ulcers. But with good management, a lot can be done to prevent and, if necessary, treat them. In this article we discuss equine gastric ulcers. What […]
Protein quality and quantity
Protein makes up an important part of a horse’s diet. It is a nutrient as well as a building block for all living organisms. Protein contains amino acids that the body needs for cell building and other metabolic processes. In the equine body, tissues are made up of cells. All these cells – for example […]
What’s the difference between Cavalor Tradition Mix and Cavalor Strucomix Original?
Every horse is different. Each horse has different needs. Your horse’s nutritional needs depend on its breed, weight and age in combination with the amount of exercise it gets. And your horse may also have additional special dietary needs for which you’ll want to adjust its feeding. In this blog post we discuss Cavalor Tradition […]
How much energy does my horse need?
Just like us humans, horses need energy to function and perform work. But how do you know just how much? Learn all about it here!
Regulating your horse’s energy
Working horses is all about energy. The right amount of energy to jump the course or perform the test. However, energy can also be a stumbling block. Your horse may be too lethargic, be too “fizzy” at the beginning of training, or not have enough energy to make it through to the end. All these […]
A horse that’s healthy from the inside
A horse that is fit, feels good and has energy is a healthy horse. Good health comes from within. How does the digestive system work and how does it affect your horse’s health? Read all about it in this article. The gut is an important indicator Whatever the discipline, a horse must be healthy in […]
6 ways to prevent equine digestive problems
A healthy horse starts with a healthy gut. We at Cavalor firmly believe this. Did you know that, with just a few simple things to keep in mind, you can prevent many intestinal problems like colic? Read about our 6 ways to prevent equine digestive problems here. 1. Horses like routine Establish a fixed daily […]
Tips & Tricks for Healthy Hooves
Crumbly hooves, painful soles and dry feet are problems that many horses just ‘walk around’ with. The quality, shape and conformation of the hoof is largely something they are born with. How do you ensure that your horse’s hooves stay healthy? With the right stable management, a farrier who knows their job, and the right […]
A horse’s forage requirements
Forage forms the basis of a horse’s diet: it is the main source of fibre as well as a source of energy. But how much does your horse actually need? Is unlimited roughage all that a horse needs? And what about its nutritional value? In this article we discuss forage, and the concept of forage […]
Spring grass and fructan: what should you watch out for?
Spring is coming! That means that horses can spend more time outdoors, and more time at pasture. When transitioning from stable to pasture, your horse’s diet changes too. More fresh spring grass. Did you know that grass produces fructan as a source of energy? In principle, normal quantities of fructan are not a risk for […]