Laminitis vs. Founder - Part 2

In part 2, Dr. Eitelman discusses presentation and diagnosis of laminitis and founder.  He also addresses the treatments and ways to prevent laminitis and founder in horses.

Laminitis vs. Founder - Part 1

In part 1, Dr. Eitelman discusses the definitions of laminitis and founder, as well as goes over the important anatomy for understanding how laminitis and founder occur.

How to Bandage a Horse's Leg

Dr. Eitelman explains the layers of an equine leg bandage and demonstrates how to apply them.

Unexplained Weight Loss in Horses

Dr. Eitelman discusses the common issue of unexplained weight loss or lack of weight gain in horses. 

Parasite Management and Deworming Strategies

Dr. Eitelman addresses common questions and issues with parasite management in horses.

Welcome to "Ask a Farrinarian"

Hay, it's what's for dinner: What you need to know about horse nutrition.

By Brian Eitelman, DVM, CJF

Horses eat hay - it’s simple and it’s the truth.  They evolved over millions of years grazing on grasses all day.  Hay, above all else, should be the overwhelmingly main ingredient in their diet.  Before you invest time and money in supplements, invest in your horse’s hay.  It is a far better allocation of limited resources for you and far better nutritional outcome for your horse.

Here’s a simple breakdown of dietary basics for horses:

The average horse needs to eat 1% of its body weight per day in good quality hay