137 episodes

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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    • 4.7 • 55 Ratings

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.

    135 | Fly Control

    135 | Fly Control

    It’s fly season and there is nothing more irritating than a barn full of flies zapping the energy right out of your horses. This episode covers feed through fly control options and extra management tips to make your horse’s life as fly-free as possible this summer!

    Resources

    • Here are some of Dr. Jyme’s favorite fly control options. Dr. Jyme receives no incentive, discount, or kickback from these brands, they are just products she personally uses and loves.

    o Bobby G’s Fly Spray (chemical free)

    o ShooFly Leggins

    o Fly Free Boots

    o Spalding Labs Fly Predators

    o Starbar Fly Control Products

    o Solitude IGR

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

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

    Dr. Jyme Nichols is Director of Nutrition for Bluebonnet (formerly 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
    134 | Hoof Conditions

    134 | Hoof Conditions

    The old saying “no hoof, no horse” couldn’t be more true. If you have ever found yourself in a situation with a horse that had foot issues, you quickly realize there isn’t much you can do with that horse from a work or athletic standpoint, you may be devoting hours/days/weeks/months to helping the horse heal, and sometimes the situation may be career, or even life, ending. This episode sifts through many hoof conditions and explains when nutrition may or may not play a role.

    Resources

    • Common Indicators of Hoof Stress – with Dr. Debra Taylor and Dr. Tracy Turner: https://thehorse.com/190264/horse-hoof-stressors/

    • A Field Guide to Hoof Cracks – Equus: https://equusmagazine.com/horse-care/field-guide-hoof-cracks-55256

    • Hoof Abscesses - University of Minnesota Extension: https://extension.umn.edu/horse-health/hoof-abscesses

    • Laminitis – UC Davis Veterinary Medicine: https://ceh.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/health-topics/laminitis

    • Quittor - Merck Veterinary Manual: https://www.merckvetmanual.com/musculoskeletal-system/lameness-in-horses/quittor-in-horses

    • Quittor – Butler Professional Farrier School: https://butlerprofessionalfarrierschool.com/archives/2237

    • Side bone - Merck Veterinary Manual: https://www.merckvetmanual.com/musculoskeletal-system/lameness-in-horses/sidebone-in-horses

    • Navicular disease – Iowa State University: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/equine/navicular-disease-western-pleasure-horses

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

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@bluebonnetfeeds.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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    • 24 min
    133 | How to Select Feed

    133 | How to Select Feed

    Confused by all the feed choices out there? Inspired by a listener question, Dr. Nichols explains her 8-step process for selecting the brand or line of feed to best fit your needs.

    Show Notes:

    Feed Selection Road Map

    1. Is the nutritionist qualified?

    2. Least Cost vs Locked Formula

    3. Ionophore Stance

    4. Feeding Rates

    5. Trace Mineral Source

    a. Zinc Methionine Complex

    b. Copper Lysine Complex

    c. Manganese Methionine Complex

    6. Amino Acids

    7. Bonus Round (supplement replacements)

    8. Final Check of Basics (protein, fat, fiber, starch/sugar)



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

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@bluebonnetfeeds.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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    • 34 min
    132 | Stallion Nutrition

    132 | Stallion Nutrition

    Stallions can fall into a fairly wide range in terms of dietary needs, so there is no one-size-fits-all program. In this episode, Dr. Jyme describes different things to consider in designing a foundational nutrition program for a stallion and then takes it a step further by considering functional technologies that may help with things like semen quality and libido.

    Resources

    • Ultimate Breeding Guide https://strideanimalhealth.com/ultimate-breeding-guide

    • Effect of feeding a DHA-enriched nutriceutical on the quality of fresh, cooled and frozen stallion semen: doi 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2004.07.010

    • Use of nutraceuticals in the stallion: Effects on semen quality and preservation: doi 10.1111/rda.13934

    • Effect of dietary antioxidant supplementation on fresh semen quality in stallion: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2010.12.003

    • Oral supplementation with L-carnitine improves stallion fertility: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2016.06.068

    • Effect of L-carnitine administration on the seminal characteristics of oligoasthenospermic stallions: doi 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2003.11.018



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

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@bluebonnetfeeds.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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    • 24 min
    131 | Pre-Breeding Season for Mares

    131 | Pre-Breeding Season for Mares

    If you plan to breed your mare this year, this is your episode! Dr. Jyme explains her pre-breeding checklist and two special functional ingredients you can add to the diet to maximize your chances of an easy conception and healthy baby.

    References:

    • Merck Veterinary Manual - https://www.merckvetmanual.com/management-and-nutrition/management-of-reproduction-horses/the-reproductive-cycle-of-horses

    • American Association of Equine Practitioners - https://aaep.org/horsehealth/regulating-estrus

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

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@bluebonnetfeeds.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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    • 21 min
    130 | Winter Laminitis

    130 | Winter Laminitis

    Just because the grass is dormant and covered by a fresh layer of snow doesn’t mean you can forget about laminitis. Winter laminitis can be a concern for horses, especially those predisposed to metabolic conditions.

    Resources

    • Winter Laminitis Proceedings 2015 https://www.ecirhorse.org/proceedings-2015.php

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

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    If you have a topic or question you would like addressed on a future episode please email info@bluebonnetfeeds.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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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

A.Bobbi ,

Essential and Practical advice

I have listened to many horse related podcasts and this is my favourite. I love Dr. Jyme’s style and the content is interesting and necessary. There are so many topics to research about horse management, but nutrition is the foundation of health.

GenoaFarm ,

Loaded with great info!

I love Dr.Jyme’s podcast. So much great information! She does work for a company but all the info is general health facts. I wish there was similar products available in Canada.

sopdubois28 ,

Mind blowing information

Thanks to Dr. Jyme podcast I can learn in so many topics on my way to the barn. All her advice help me in giving the best care to my horse. I don’t have listened to all episodes (yet!!) but I intend to in the next few days!

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