Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast
Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast
Dr. Jyme Nichols
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.
41 | Muscle Stamina & Endurance
This episode talks about improving muscle stamina and endurance in horses and highlights some biologically active nutritional technologies that support muscle health and ultimately lead to improvements in performance. Have a horse that ties up? Listen to the end! Show Notes: To take advantage of the 50% off sale on “Moving Up” visit https://strideanimalhealth.com/moving-up/ Sale ends Monday November 30, 2020. Please share this episode on your favorite social media channels using #feedroomchemist so we can see which episodes you are loving! _ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Nov 26
25 min
40 | Hind Gut: Digestive Tract Part 2
This episode continues the journey through the equine digestive tract and focuses heavily on the hindgut. Dr. Nichols covers the main problems that can occur and what you can do to prevent negative issues from overtaking your horse. Show Notes: Please share this episode on your favorite social media channels using #feedroomchemist so we can see which episodes you are loving! We will be sharing the love with lucky listeners! Products mentioned: · Intensify Feeds – a family of super premium horse feeds by Bluebonnet Feeds which provides an excellent digestive support package designed for preventative care. · Equilene Pro Care – a beet pulp based feed that contains elevated levels of prebiotics and probiotics to help horses under stress. · ADR – available in paste or powder forms, this supplement is a mega dose probiotic and prebiotic that can be used during stressful events such as travel and in conjunction with antibiotics and NSAIDs. _ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Nov 20
27 min
39 | Foregut: Digestive Tract Part 1
This episode begins the journey through the equine digestive tract and focuses heavily on the foregut. Dr. Nichols covers the main problems that can occur in each section of the equine digestive tract and what you can do to prevent negative issues from cropping up. Show Notes: Please share this episode on your favorite social media channels using #feedroomchemist so we can see which episodes you are loving! We will be sharing the love with lucky listeners! Products mentioned: · Intensify Omega Force – low feeding rate, nutrient dense pelleted feed that can be fed in small meals. · Equilene Pro Care – contains a seaweed calcium that buffers stomach acid. · Intensify Growth & Development – contains lithothamnion, a seaweed calcium that improves bone health. · Gastro pHix – a Foregut supplement that is about to hit the market! · LIFELINE+ Equine – the only oral plasma supplement in the United States that is horse-safe. _ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Nov 16
39 min
38 | Why Horses Quit Eating
Ulcers, hay changes, and hind gut pH changes are just a few of the reasons your horse may have gone off feed. Check out this episode for all the details on why your horse may have stopped eating his hay or grain. Show Notes: Please share this episode on your favorite social media channels using #feedroomchemist so we can see which episodes you are loving! We will be sharing the love with lucky listeners! _ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Oct 30
45 min
37 | LQ: Coastal Causes Colic? Are Supplements Necessary? And More!
Listener Question Episode! We cover a variety of questions, such as: Does coastal cause colic? Do I really need to feed a supplement? Does pasture alone provide enough fiber? How do I prevent laminitis when my only option is pasture turnout? Tune in to hear the answers, and don’t forget to hit subscribe and share with a friend! 😉 Show Notes: Wow, this episode resulted in a lot of product references! Here’s the laundry list: Competitive Edge – Amino Acid Supplement ADR Paste or Powder – Mega Dose Probiotic with Prebiotics LIFELINE+ - Plasma Turbo Mag BCAA – Metabolic pH balancer for improving hydration and preventing impaction Transform DSI – Enzymes to support hay digestion (help reduce “hay belly”) Fish Oil Factor – 30% fat supplement with high level of omega 3’s Shine – 99% fat supplement as a liquid top dress _ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Oct 23
36 min
36 | Nutrition Dangers
Ever thought of green grass, iron supplements, and zinc as dangerous? Most people have not. This episode explains when normal nutritional components can turn dangerous. Show Notes: Feeds proven by Dr. Nichols to be “super-safe" if a horse were to break into the feed room! 😅 (Check out the episode for that inside joke).  Equilene Pro Care and Intensify Senior Therapy both by Bluebonnet Feeds. 101 Diet balancer – provides balanced trace minerals and vitamins for easy keepers, insulin resistant horses, or those that can’t tolerate extra calorie levels. Intensify Ex-Factor Low Starch – a low starch, low sugar feed that provides extra calories or energy for horses that are sensitive to sugar levels in the diet. _ 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Oct 16
28 min
35 | Nutrition Consulting with Lindsay Burer
Equine nutrition consultant, Lindsay Burer, joins us for our first ever guest episode! Lindsay offers insight on what it is like to be a traveling nutrition consultant with Bluebonnet Feeds and Stride Animal Health, what an owner can expect from a nutrition consultation, and the highs and lows of this kind of career. Show Notes: Connect with Lindsay, on Facebook: Lindsay Burer- Equine Nutrition Consultant facebook.com/lbequinenutrition --- 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Oct 9
44 min
34 | LQ: Weanling to 2-yr-old Nutrition & Wobblers
This episode addresses listener questions around wobbler syndrome and how to feed weanlings to 2 year olds.  Dr. Nichols shares her secrets to helping reduce OCDs in a breeding operation. Show Notes: Products mentioned in this episode are: · Intensify Growth & Development by Bluebonnet Feeds · 101 Diet Balancer by Stride Animal Health · Ortho Max by Stride Animal Health · Surge by Stride Animal Health · Fish Oil Factor by Stride Animal Health 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Oct 2
39 min
33 | Metabolic pH & Anhidrosis
This episode uncovers the benefits of using a metabolic pH balancer in equine athletes for improving hydration, supporting  muscle function, speeding up recovery time, and supporting normal movement of digesta through the intestinal tract. We are also going to address a listener question about anhidrosis in horses. Show Notes: Products mentioned in this episode are: · Turbo Mag BCAA– for helping maintain healthy metabolic pH balance. Now through September 30, 2020, use promo code SIZZLE at checkout for a buy one Turbo Mag BCAA, get the second half off (5 lb pails only).  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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Sep 22
30 min
32 | PSSM – Tying Up
This episode hits the high points in the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 PSSM and what you can do to manage these horses and help prevent episodes of tying up, or at the very least lessen their severity. Show Notes: Products mentioned in this episode are: · Moving Up – supplement designed for horses with PSSM · Turbo Mag BCAA– for helping a horse stay hydrated and maintain healthy metabolic pH balance. · Intensify Omega Force – high fat, low starch feed for horses that tie up. · 101 Diet Balancer– a diet balancer for horses that tie up. 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/FeedRoomChemist/message
Sep 11
31 min
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