Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Science Behind Tendon EQ

I have been asked to explain the scientific reasons behind the ingredients in the Tendon EQ supplement from Uckele https://uckele.com/tendon-eq.html . Tendons and ligaments are composed of interwoven strands of the structural protein collagen. It has been known since the … Continue reading

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Beet Pulp in Equine Nutrition

Beet pulp is a by-product of sugar production but for some reason there is more negative and inaccurate information floating around on the internet about beet pulp than any equine feed ingredient you can name. Beet pulp is the fibrous … Continue reading

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Midline Dermatitis

There’s nothing more aggravating than an itchy spot you can’t reach. For a horse, the midline of the belly certainly qualifies. This is what happens when the horse is suffering from summer midline dermatitis. Midline dermatitis is a seasonal problem … Continue reading

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Neuromuscular Support Nutrients

Your horse’s health, happiness and performance depend on normal functioning of the nervous system and muscles.  All nutrients have a role to play but some are particularly important. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which becomes incorporated directly into the membranes … Continue reading

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Hemp for Horses

The endocannabinoid system is a feedback loop within the brain and all branches of the nervous system – higher brain functions of thought/memory/mood, movement, sensation, and the autonomic system which helps regulate all organs and the immune system down to … Continue reading

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Safe Supplements for Metabolic Horses

When evaluating supplements for horses prone to high insulin levels there are two basic areas to consider – the active ingredients and the base. On the ingredients front, some things to generally avoid include:  Added iron.  These horses often have … Continue reading

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Electrolyte Problems in Endurance Horses

Electrolyte problems in the heat are directly proportional to sweat loss so it makes perfect sense that horses working long periods are at greatest risk.  This puts the spotlight on endurance horses. Australian endurance horse champion Omani Mr. Squiggle owned … Continue reading

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Dry Hooves Are Not Inevitable

Throughout history, horses have been able to perform and thrive in very hot, even desert, environments. Breeds such as the Arabian, Akhal-Teke and predecessors like Turkoman and Byerly Turk are among the many desert adapted breeds. Sand is about as … Continue reading

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