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Why are Amino Acids for Horses Important?

Learn about the importance of amino acids for your horses with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. In order to fuel, repair and recover muscle, equine diets must optimally contain a superior amino acid profile, including all 10 of the essential amino acids. Most horse owners can quickly name the crude protein level in the feed they provide their horses. But, what horse owners really need to know about is(…)

How to Wrap a Horse’s Leg

Learn how to properly wrap a horse’s leg with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you’re a horse owner, you’ll have to wrap your horse’s legs at some point. Bandages can be used to help support the horse’s legs when they’re in stalls or being transported. They can also be used for wrapping an injury or to hold medication in place. Whether it’s to provide support and protection(…)

Transition to Spring Pasture

Learn about transitioning your horse to spring pasture with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As a horse owner, you work hard to provide your horses with what they need – pastures seems all too natural to resist. It’s important to understand the unique nutritional properties of early spring forage and its effects on your horse’s digestive system. Learn more about transitioning your horse to spring pasture with Nutrena and(…)

Selecting the Right Horse Brush

Find the right horse grooming brush with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When you’re grooming your horse, you probably don’t give much thought to the grooming tools you’re using. The right grooming brush can help you get the job done quickly. Plus, it’s essential to have a few different types of brushes and combs in your grooming kit. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can(…)

What’s the Shelf Life of Horse Feed?

Learn about the shelf life of horse feed with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Nutrena. Feed freshness is a concern for many horse owners.  We all want to feed our horses the best we can.  When it comes to freshness there are several factors involved, one of those being the expected shelf life of feed.  Horse owners and barn managers who understand these factors and practice good inventory rotation will(…)

Weighing Your Horse Without a Scale

Learn all about weighing your horse without a scale with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Knowing your horse’s weight can help with choosing the right feeding program, giving them medications and just keeping track of their overall health. However, most horse owners don’t have a scale that’s big enough for a horse, or even access to a scale that size. Thankfully with help from Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, weighing(…)

Keeping Your Horse Stable Clean

Learn how to keep your horse stable clean with tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. You work hard to keep your horses clean and healthy, and that includes keeping their stable and stall clean, too. Not only does a clean stable look and smell better, it also helps keep your horse healthy. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn all about keeping your horse stable clean.  How(…)

Learning About Horse Skin Health

Learn about horse skin health with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to your horse, keeping its skin healthy is a must. Horses can have many skin health issues on a daily basis. Location, environment and seasonal changes can all factor into your horse’s skin issues. With the help of Nutrena experts and Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn all about horse skin health. Five Skin(…)

Unusual Eating Behavior in Horses

Find out what’s causing your horse’s unusual eating behaviors with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Unusual eating behavior–also known as pica–can be caused by a number of factors when it comes to horses. It may cause your horse to eat manure, eat dirt, eat tree bark, chew on fence boards, chew on a stable mate’s mane and tail or chew on tool handles and leather equipment. Nutrena Roy J.(…)

Changes in the Broodmare During Pregnancy

Learn what’s happening inside the broodmare’s belly with Nutrena and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With spring around the corner, it’s almost time for the first foal of spring. If you have a broodmare expecting a foal, you’ve probably been preparing the foaling stall and have your vet on speed dial. While you’ve been preparing, there are some changes that have taken place (or are about to take place) in your(…)

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