About Alex Rankovic

Alex Rankovic is a PhD Candidate studying Companion Animal Nutrition at the Ontario Veterinary College, at the University of Guelph. She previously completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology, with a minor in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences, and a Master’s of Science in Companion Animal Nutrition. Alex has been a teaching assistant for many university-level courses, including Equine Nutrition and Equine Anatomy and Physiology. Alex has been around horses for as long as she can remember, and started riding when she was 6. In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with her mare Jenna, her bunny Oscar and her cat Larry.

How Much Water Should Your Horse Drink? [Encouraging Hydration]

By |2021-09-07T20:19:55-05:00September 6th, 2021|Horse Health|

How much water does your horse need to drink every day to stay healthy and how much do water requirements increase in hot conditions or when working? Ensuring adequate water intake is important for the optimal health and well-being of all horses. Some horses are more susceptible to becoming dehydrated and have a higher need for water.

How and What to Feed a Horse with Diarrhea [Top 10 Tips]

By |2021-07-18T21:02:15-05:00July 18th, 2021|Gut Health, Horse Health|

Dealing with a horse that has diarrhea requires careful attention to their feeding plan and to their daily management. In some cases, diarrhea is a temporary annoyance that resolves itself with minimal intervention. Chronic cases in which diarrhea persists for at least 7 to 14 days can require greater intervention.

Diarrhea Causes in Horses: Risk Factors & Complications

By |2021-07-08T20:13:08-05:00July 8th, 2021|Conditions, Gut Health|

Diarrhea can affect horses of all ages, breeds and sizes, resulting in dehydration, weight loss, poor nutrient absorption or electrolyte imbalance. Diarrhea is described as the increased excretion of liquid or semi-solid feces. Cases of equine diarrhea can range in severity from mild episodes to serious and long-term episodes, which may require veterinary attention.