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Spring grass, spring fever, or Dr. Green? – Too much energy? Behavioural changes? Digestive upset?

How to manage the season of significant changes. Spring grass FACTS Likely higher levels of carbohydrates (sugars and starches), especially in pasture which is overgrazed and stressed. Increased calorie content leading to weight gain or over-excitability. Decreased levels of magnesium – causing possible anxiety and poor focus. LOW in fibre – an essential provision for daily digestive and equine health. Likelihood of nutrient deficiency in the diet if not fed a balancer or balanced diet. Watch your horses’ weight.  We are all used to seeing and hearing that horses come in from their daily turnout looking tired and full. It’s likely to find that they have eaten well in the day and seem less interested in their evening feed. Maybe...

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