Monthly Archives: July 2018

Understanding Pain

Short title for an incredibly complicated topic.  There are many different types, causes and pathways for pain.  For the purpose of this blog I will limit the discussion to acute and chronic pain that involves inflammation. At the cellular level … Continue reading

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Is A Salt Block Enough?

It’s a perennial question. Can a horse meet his salt needs from a salt block?  In a way, it’s a trick question.  There is more than enough salt there to meet the horse’s needs.  The real question is will the … Continue reading

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Picky Eaters

Most horses are good examples of what it means to “eat like a horse”.  The few that don’t dig in as well can drive their owners nuts. To make things worse, Murphy’s Law often kicks in so the pickiest horses … Continue reading

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Do Feeds and Supplements Go Bad?

They sure do – but the labeling laws don’t make it easy for you to figure out which ones may be out of date.  To be fair, a big part of the problem is determining when “out of date” (best … Continue reading

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Vitamin E and Selenium Are Powerful Protectors

Vitamin E and selenium are nutrients familiar to most horsepeople.  They are among the most common deficiencies in unsupplemented animals – and also the only two where deficiency diseases are still routinely seen.  Suboptimal levels also impact health and performance … Continue reading

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