Articles posted December 18, 2010

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Financial Grants Awarded to Horse Rescues

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has distributed financial grants to more than 30 equine rescue groups. The grants were made possible by a horseback riding fundraiser organized by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) this summer.

Dirt an Important Source of Iron for Horses

Horses constantly ingest dirt when they graze. While excessive dirt consumption sometimes causes problems such as sand accumulation in the large intestine, the dirt that horses normally consume while grazing supplies some essential nutrients--most notably iron. Forages and grains contain additional dietary iron for horses.

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