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Dr. Jyme Nichols, equine nutritionist for Bluebonnet Feeds, explores unique cases, debunks popular myths, and breaks down advanced research data. This podcast combines a little fun with a lot of science to provide real-world feeding advice for your horse.

Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast Dr. Jyme Nichols

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Dr. Jyme Nichols, equine nutritionist for Bluebonnet Feeds, explores unique cases, debunks popular myths, and breaks down advanced research data. This podcast combines a little fun with a lot of science to provide real-world feeding advice for your horse.

    97 | Is Teff Hay Low Carb?

    97 | Is Teff Hay Low Carb?

    Low carb hay, ever heard of it? How about Teff hay, does that ring a bell? Researchers are looking for ways to replace cool season grass hays with warm season hays to help lower the sugar content in the horse’s diet. Teff is one possible solution, but it all comes down to how it is grown.

    You can now follow @drjyme on Facebook and Instagram! Please tell your friends how #feedroomchemist has made you an #empoweredhorseowner!

    Show Notes:

    · EquiSUMMIT Registration: www.attendequisummit.com

    · Certification Program for Growing Low Carb Teff Hay: https://www.oncourseequinenutrition.com/lowcarbhorsehayproject

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult


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    • 31 min
    96 | Heat Stress Dr. Kopp, Part 2

    96 | Heat Stress Dr. Kopp, Part 2

    Veterinarian, Dr. Ken Kopp, joins Dr. Nichols for a 2-part episode on heat stress in horses. If you missed part 1 (episode 95) stop, and go start there!

    You can now follow @drjyme on Facebook and Instagram! Please tell your friends how #feedroomchemist has made you an #empoweredhorseowner!

    Show Notes:

    · Register for 2022 EquiSUMMIT: http://attendequisummit.com/

    · Article by The Horse: When the rider is hot, the horse is hotter.

    · Travel Paste: https://strideanimalhealth.com/travel-paste/ - to encourage drinking, cellular hydration, muscle fatigue, and support the immune system.

    · Butyric Acid: Research on Protective Effects of Butyric Acid and Zinc on Equine Intestinal Cell Function Under Hypoxic Conditions, https://tinyurl.com/4supan6f

    · Chromium: https://bluebonnetfeeds.com/chromium/

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult


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    • 25 min
    95 | Heat Stress Dr. Kopp, Part 1

    95 | Heat Stress Dr. Kopp, Part 1

    Veterinarian, Dr. Ken Kopp, joins Dr. Nichols for a 2-part episode on heat stress in horses. There are all kinds of goodies in this one! Stay tuned for part 2 (episode 96) next week.

    You can now follow @drjyme on Facebook and Instagram! Please tell your friends how #feedroomchemist has made you an #empoweredhorseowner!

    Show Notes:

    · Register for 2022 EquiSUMMIT: http://attendequisummit.com/

    · Article by The Horse: When the rider is hot, the horse is hotter.

    · Travel Paste: https://strideanimalhealth.com/travel-paste/ - to encourage drinking, cellular hydration, muscle fatigue, and support the immune system.

    · Butyric Acid: Research on Protective Effects of Butyric Acid and Zinc on Equine Intestinal Cell Function Under Hypoxic Conditions, https://tinyurl.com/4supan6f

    · Chromium: https://bluebonnetfeeds.com/chromium/

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult


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    • 36 min
    94 | Spirulina, Silicon, Zeolite & Poop Eating

    94 | Spirulina, Silicon, Zeolite & Poop Eating

    Dr. Nichols covers four listener questions around topics of spirulina for allergies, silicon and zeolite for bone health, and what do to if you find your horse eating his own poop!

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    Show Notes:

    · Spirulina research references:

    o https://swww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136577/

    o https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2005.8.27

    · Silicon research references:

    o https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2658806/

    o O’Connor CI, Nielsen BD, Woodward AD, et al. Mineral balance in horses fed two supplemental silicon sources. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2008 Apr;92(2):173-81.

    o Spooner HA, Nielsen BD, Turner KK, et al. Mineral balance in horses fed sodium zeolite. 7th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, 26-31 August 2006, Fontainebleau, France.

    o Nielsen BD, et al. Training distance to failure in young racing quarter horses fed sodium zeolite A. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 1993. 13(10):562-567. AND Proc. 13th ENPS p.5

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult


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    • 27 min
    93 | Fodder

    93 | Fodder

    Dr. Nichols explains fodder in terms of horse nutrition, when it might be a good fit, and when it might not.

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult


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    • 22 min
    92 | Spring Pasture Transitions

    92 | Spring Pasture Transitions

    Learn how to transition your horses off of hay and onto grass, along with other helpful tips this spring season.

    You can now follow @drjyme on Facebook and Instagram! Please tell your friends how #feedroomchemist has made you an #empoweredhorseowner!

    Show Notes:

    Fish Oil Factor - https://strideanimalhealth.com/fish-oil-factor/

    Vitamin E/C - https://strideanimalhealth.com/vitamin-e-c/

    Forms of trace minerals to look for in ingredients list: zinc methionine complex, copper lysine complex, manganese methionine complex.

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@acbluebonnet.com

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health. For more information on these brands or a free virtual nutrition consult from our team just visit bluebonnetfeeds.com/nutrition-consult


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    • 29 min

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