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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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    • 4.9 • 149 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.

    75 | Organic Minerals [Dr. Larson & Dr. Wisniewski, Guest Experts]

    75 | Organic Minerals [Dr. Larson & Dr. Wisniewski, Guest Experts]

    Do organic minerals give my horse an advantage? Are all organic minerals processed the same way by the body? Which form is best? These questions and more will be addressed by Dr. Nichols and two PhD guest experts, Dr. Connie Larson and Dr. Andrea Wisniewski!

    Show Notes:

    Bluebonnet Feeds products which contain the Zinpro® complexed trace minerals discussed in this episode:

    · All feeds in the Intensify® family.

    · All feeds in the Equilene® family.

    · Horseman’s Elite® Pelleted, Horseman’s Elite® Mare & Foal, Horseman’s Elite® Senior Care.

    Stride Animal Health supplements containing these minerals:

    · 101 Diet Balancer

    · NutriMix Plus

    · Element

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    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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    • 51 min
    74 | Ingredients to Avoid + Omega-3 Research Update

    74 | Ingredients to Avoid + Omega-3 Research Update

    Research Update on Omega 3 dosing!! Also included in this episode is a list of ingredients to avoid in horse diets. Dr. Nichols explains some of the important toxins to be aware of for horses.

    Show Notes:

    Omega 3 fatty acid (EPA & DHA) research conducted by Cornell University: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2021.103781

    Toxins discussed:

    · Ionophores (common cattle medication)

    · Fumonisin (fungus that grows on corn)

    · Decaying organic matter (moldy hay and lawn clippings)

    · Maple leaves

    · Johnsongrass

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    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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    • 30 min
    73 | Flax & Peas

    73 | Flax & Peas

    Are flax seed and peas a good option for my horse’s diet? Dr. Nichols discusses the nutritional profile, benefits, and drawbacks of using flax and peas in horse rations.

    Show Notes:

    Omega 3’s are fatty acids that have a double bond at the 3rdcarbon atom from the end of the carbon chain. This episode touches on 4 of those. Check out Episode 13 for a deeper dive.

    · EPA (Found in fish oil. An essential fatty acid required by the body, must be consumed in the diet)

    · DHA (Found in fish oil. An essential fatty acid required by the body, must be consumed in the diet)

    · ALA (Found in flax seed, but it must be converted by the body to EPA and DHA)

    · ETA (Found in the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel. Helpful in joint pain, arthritis, inflammation)

    For products with these omega 3 fatty acids, check out StrideAnimalHealth.com

    · Fish Oil Factor

    · Rewind (for horses, humans, and dogs)

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    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
    72 | Physitis

    72 | Physitis

    Should you really pull the feed on a youngster presenting with physitis (swollen growth plates & joints)? It’s a common recommendation, but is it the right thing to do? Maybe, maybe not. In this episode, Dr. Nichols explains how to decide.

    Show Notes:

    Feed recommended for growing horses: Intensify Growth & Development

    Vitamin & Mineral recommended for growing horses: 101 Diet Balancer

    Amino Acid supplement recommended for growing horses: Competitive Edge

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    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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    • 23 min
    71 | Starch, Sugar, Glycogen, Oh My!

    71 | Starch, Sugar, Glycogen, Oh My!

    Do you really need a high NSC feed to replenish glycogen stores? 🤔 Busting myths, misconceptions, and simple misunderstandings about the role that starch and sugar play in a horse’s diet.

    Show Notes:

    Research reference: P. Waller and M.I. Lindinger. 2010. Nutritional aspects of post exercise skeletal muscle glycogen synthesis in horses: A comparative review. Equine Veterinary Journal 42(3):274-281.

    Stride Animal Health supplement that supports glycogen replenishment:

    · TurboMag BCAA (https://strideanimalhealth.com/turbo-mag-bcaa/)

    Bluebonnet Feeds products containing chromium to support glycogen replenishment:

    · Intensify Omega Force (https://bluebonnetfeeds.com/intensify-omega-force/)

    · Intensify Ex-Factor Low Starch (https://bluebonnetfeeds.com/intensify-ex-factor-low-starch/)

    · Intensify Senior Therapy (https://bluebonnetfeeds.com/intensify-senior-therapy/)

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    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
    70 | Magnesium

    70 | Magnesium

    Does magnesium elicit a calming effect on horses? This episode explains what we know based on the latest research.

    Show Notes:

    Study #1 – Effect of Magnesium. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2015.03.051

    Study #2 – No Effect of Magnesium. https://tinyurl.com/se3hbjt3

    For those wanting to supplement with magnesium Turbo Mag BCAA is a great choice. https://strideanimalhealth.com/turbo-mag-bcaa/

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    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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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

spiderkelleyev ,

Detailed + Informative Podcast

I love this podcast and have been binge-listening since I discovered it. Dr. Jyme is very thorough in her explanations of nutrition and how it relates to all of horse health. I personally need to get a grasp on the “why” first to see “how” a vitamin/nutrient/supplement/feed plan etc works, ultimately to understand the entire process. It is all fully explained and a wealth of knowledge!

ENRodgers ,

Advice from someone selling feed

Talk to a vet instead. Consider who’s funding the “research”.

Crazyhorserider ,

Awesome

I really like this podcast, as it is well put together and informational. I am constantly trying to further my knowledge about horses, and how to properly care for them. My mare when I first got her was obviously lacking in proper nutrition, and now I actually know why. Thanks for making this awesome podcast! ❤️

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