Nutrition is something we are always changing and evaluating with our equine friends. There is a combination of art and science to feeding horses – most people work on the art portion of this.
We would like help bring more science to the equation. We are constantly being asked to evaluate diets from hays to supplements. We want to be able to give the best advice for your horse - that's where a diet evaluation and hay analysis come in. It is valuable to know exactly what you are feeding. An evaluation is very affordable and can help you save money on what you are feeding. You can avoid buying and feeding unnecessary hay, grain or supplements.
Not only can we help a normal horse, we can evaluate any horse with medical conditions, weight or dental issues. Many issues can help be managed by a proper diet, including the following:
With our nutrition consult we will discuss the goals for your horse, evaluate all aspects of the diet currently being fed and take a hay sample. Once all the information has been gathered we will compare and balance the diet to what individualized dietary requirements are needed for your horse's level of exercise. We also balance minerals so that the proper amounts and ratios can be added to the diet.
Comprehensive Nutritional Evaluation - $80
Review of goals for nutritional needs
Discussion of current health or weight problems
Evaluation of feeding practices
Total evaluation of diet
Analysis of hay – Equine Analytical
(can be purchased seperately for $26)
Evaluation of grains and supplements used
Pasture analysis (foradditional cost of $26)
Calculate nutritional requirements for exercise level
Balance current feeds for needed requirements (energy, protein, major and minor minerals) and make recommendations for any dietary changes
Written report of diet analysis
$40 - Each additional horse on same farm with same hay
$30 - Basic Consulatation: Evaluation of current diet including amount fed, type of feed and supplements. Also includes any questions about your horse's nutrition and research on any nutritional products and recommendations.
Beadle Lake Large Animal Clinic 7115 Tower Road Battle Creek, MI 49014 Hours: Monday and Friday 8AM to 5PM; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 AM to 4PM; Saturday 8AM to 12PM 269-441-9233 firstname.lastname@example.org