One of the hottest topics in any equestrian industry is gut health. Attendees of the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were treated to a crash course in the equine digestive system led by Doug Leavitt and Alex Brannon with USEA sponsor Nutrena Feeds. Leavitt and Brannon talked in-depth about the role probiotics and calcite can play in gut and immune support in horses and how Nutrena’s newest proprietary blend, Digestive Shield, checks all of the boxes.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce the continued partnership with Nutrena® Feeds for the next three years. Nutrena Feeds will return as the “Official Feed of the USEA.” Nutrena Feeds will also return as the “Presenting Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships” (AEC) for 2022, 2023, and 2024. The 2022 AEC will take place from August 30 to September 4 at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. In 2023 and 2024, the AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
In this presentation from our partners at Nutrena Feeds, Equine Nutritionist Abby Keegan walks through the function of the equine digestive system, explains the different ways horses handle (or don't handle!) stress, discusses some of the different problems that can arise from stress in the horse's digestive system, and things we can do to help support our horses.
For competition horse owners who want the best for their equine athletes, finding the right feed with guaranteed levels of amino acids and gastric support is often a challenge. Add performance recovery requirements to the list, and the feed search becomes even more difficult.
For horse owners that seek nutritional support for their horse's gut discomfort, Nutrena® has added Empower® Digestive Balance supplement to its lineup. Intestinal and gastric discomfort in horses is often due to stressful situations such as rigorous training, competing, shipping, frequent changes in environment, and even drastic changes in weather. While the structure of a horse is quite large, their gastrointestinal system is rather small, sensitive, and susceptible to upset.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the continued partnership with longtime supporter Nutrena® Feeds. Nutrena Feeds has returned as a Corporate Sponsor and the “Official Feed of the USEA.” Nutrena Feeds will also return as the Presenting Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) for 2020 and 2021.
November 5, 2019 - Cargill today announced the addition of three new SafeChoice® horse feed products and an update to the existing products in the SafeChoice line. The Nutrena® brand changed the feed industry over 15 years ago with the debut of the original SafeChoice feed, the first-ever controlled-starch horse feed to hit the market. Now, there's more innovative feed to love from SafeChoice.
Here's a highlight video of the presentation on Feeding the High Performance Horse, sponsored by Nutrena.
Thank you to all of the participants in the Nutrena Horse Feed survey. We are happy to announce that the following individuals, who were randomly selected from the pool of participants, will receive a set of Oster Protoge Clippers from Nutrena or one of five $50 gift certificates for USEA logowear:
For more than fifteen years, Nutrena has loyally supported the USEA as the official feed of our organization. The USEA has been able to offer benefits to our members that would not have been possible without the dedication of Nutrena. In return for their support, the USEA is asking our members to take a few minutes to complete this short survey about your equine feeding practices.
Following the most extensive drought in 25 years, horse owners are facing hay shortages, increased prices and pastures in poor condition.1 We asked an equine nutrition expert about alternatives to feeding hay and what horse owners can do to help fill the gap left by these unusual and difficult conditions.