Monthly Archives: August 2019

Obesity and Metabolic Problems

The vast majority of us are well familiar with how easy it is to gain weight with the wrong foods or simply too much food and how hard it can be to lose it. The same is true for most … Continue reading

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Nervous System Support

A horse embodies grace, power, balance and movement.  Nothing is more potentially devastating than nervous system dysfunction involving brain, spinal cord or nerves. I’m often asked about ways to nutritionally support the nervous system. A horse embodies grace, power, balance … Continue reading

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Special: Update on Garlic and Horses

Garlic has a long history of possible health benefits but its safety has been questioned because other members of the Allium family (i.e. wild onion) are known to potentially cause hemolytic anemia. In 2005, Pearson et al published a study … Continue reading

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Abductive Reasoning – Not Enough for Diagnosis

This blog first ran in 2013 – it still holds true. You’ve heard “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck…… it must be a duck”.  That is an example of abductive reasoning, more accurately inference, where a … Continue reading

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Struggling Lungs

ProAir, Vitamin C, Lung EQ, Spirulina Most of your horse’s body is heavily oriented to minimizing contact with the rest of the world but the lungs rely on it to function.  This makes their job of extracting oxygen and releasing … Continue reading

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The Seasonal ACTH Rise

ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone, is produced by the pituitary gland. It’s function is to trigger cortisol release from the adrenal gland.  Every year in the fall there is a temporary increase in the amount of ACTH produced. For most horses this … Continue reading

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