112 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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    • 4.9 • 260 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.

    110 | Overweight Horses

    110 | Overweight Horses

    Who likes their horse fat? Most of us, right? Well, fat is not healthy and it can lead to some serious problems. This episode explains how to determine if your horse is too fat, why it may be dangerous, and how you can safely bring your horse back to an appropriate body condition.

    Additional Resources:

    ●  Ellis & Hollands (2002). Use of height-specific weigh tapes to estimate the bodyweight of horses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12046788/

    ● NRC – Determining your horse’s calorie needs: http://nrc88.nas.edu/nrh/

    ● Calculations for determining body weight: 

    BW, kg = [Heart Girth (cm)^2 x length (cm)] / 11,880

    BW, lb = [Heart Girth (in)^2 x length (in)] / 330



    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@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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    • 26 min
    109 | Hair Analysis NOT Reliable

    109 | Hair Analysis NOT Reliable

    Horse hair analysis (HHA) is gaining popularity as purported  tool to assess the diet, but research reports hair analysis is NOT a reliable tool for assessing mineral intake in horses.

    Additional Resources:


    Commercial hair analysis in horses: A tool to assess mineral intake?, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2022), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2022.104145
    Hair analysis as an indicator of nutritional status,  Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (2001),https://doi.org/10.1016/S0737-0806(01)70122-0
    Hair analysis as an indicator of mineral status of livestock, Journal of Animal Science (1987), https://doi.org/10.2527/jas1987.6561753x

    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@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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    • 14 min
    108 | Cribbing & Wood Chewing

    108 | Cribbing & Wood Chewing

    The behaviors of cribbing and wood chewing are developed by a percentage of domestic horses. Dr. Nichols talks about what these behaviors are and how to prevent them.

    Additional Resources:

    · 2010 - Crib-biting in horses: a review. Applied Animal Behavior Science 12: 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2010.07.002

    · 2018 - Potential role for selenium in the pathophysiology of crib-biting behavior in horses https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jveb.2017.10.003

    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@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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    • 23 min
    107 | Purchasing a Weanling

    107 | Purchasing a Weanling

    You just found the perfect prospect and are thinking about purchasing a weanling. This episode provides the details on how to care for the nutritional needs of your new horse.

    Additional Resources:

    · Developmental Orthopaedic Diseases in Foals (2010) doi:10.9775/kvfd.2010.2206

    · Oklahoma State University Extension AFS-3978 (2020), Weaning and Management of Weanling 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@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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    • 39 min
    106 | Don't Fast Ulcer Horses Overnight!!

    106 | Don't Fast Ulcer Horses Overnight!!

    Faulty theory?? Should be fasted overnight and not administered a meal until 90 minutes after dosing with omeprazole?? There has been is a misunderstanding!!! Listen to this episode!

    Studies referenced:

    Hypothesis Article: Sykes (2019) https://beva.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/eve.12894

    Study: Sykes (2017) https://beva.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/evj.12630

    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@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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    • 16 min
    105 | FFWS

    105 | FFWS

    Ah the complex and complicated problem of poopy butt…. More formally known as free fecal water syndrome. Check out this episode to learn more about this annoying situation and what you may be able to do to help.

    Products mentioned in this episode include: TurboMag BCAA, Travel Paste, Equilene Pro Care, GI Calm, LIFELINE+, Gastro pHix, ADR Powder.

    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@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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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

kindsey2022 ,

Something for Everything

I have an hour commute and I wanted to use that time to sharpen my knowledge and learn something new. This podcast is excellent: easy to understand, real world topics covered, and the information given is SCIENCE. I have actually implemented nuggets of info from this podcast to use on my own horses.

DJ SW Idaho ,

Is Teff low carb

Awesome information,Clearly stated and understood

youtubesmd ,

30 minute commercial

I use to really enjoy this podcast. I felt like I was learning good information for feeding my horse until I realized it’s just one giant commercial for Blue Bonnet feeds. Even though it was frustrating to get in my area, I tried their product. It was horrible.

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