Monthly Archives: November 2017

Co-Products, not By-Products

There is a trend these days to label many highly nutritious feed ingredients as worthless wastes.  This particularly falls on anything that might be classified as a by-product, including beet pulp, wheat mids, soybean hulls and distiller’s dried grains. Do … Continue reading

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Air Quality in the Barn

When the winds are up and temperatures drop we want our horses to be comfortable and protected. Nestling into a cozy stable may seem like a good solution but there are health risks lurking in a tightly closed up barn. … Continue reading

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Spirulina for Insulin Resistance?

First, I’m a huge fan of supplemental Spirulina platensis and have been for many years. There has been buzz this fall surrounding a study that supposedly shows Spirulina supplementation reversed Equine Metabolic Syndrome [EMS]. Spirulina platensis under the microscope. The … Continue reading

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Hoof Health Fix in the Off Season

It’s tempting to let hoof care slide a bit when you’re not working your horse but if you do you will be missing a perfect opportunity to improve hoof health. The back of a healthy hoof cushions the internal structures … Continue reading

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The Skinny Older Horse

Impending winter weather and loss of good pasture make all owners of thin senior horses anxious.  Some things to consider when a horse is underweight span all age groups, but seniors have additional considerations. Transverse ridges on the chewing surface … Continue reading

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