Monthly Archives: August 2020

Fecal Transplants For Animals

Yes, it’s what you think it is!  Receiving fecal material from a healthy donor is in the news for people these days. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0929664618305552?via%3Dihub [click on “download PDF” to get the complete article].  It has been approved by the FDA as … Continue reading

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Put A Strong Foundation In Your Nutritional Program

If you find yourself reaching for a variety of special supplements it may be time to back up and examine the basics.  Step 1 is adequate calories and protein from a hay and/or pasture based diet with concentrates if needed … Continue reading

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Overheating and the Microbiome

We’re all aware of the risk of dehydration and heat stroke with a hot horse but did you know it can also affect the intestinal microbiome? Probiotic supplements are a good idea after exertion in the heat  While the research … Continue reading

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Hay Rules In Protein Too

Most people when asked what they feed their horses will give you the brand name of a bagged feed and the percent protein it contains. They may or may not know what type of hay they feed. Some even believe … Continue reading

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Understanding Amino Acids

Amino acids are the basic unit of proteins. The cellular ribosomes are protein assembly factories where amino acids are strung together to build proteins according to the formulas contained in the horse’s DNA.  https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Ribosome. If an amino acid in the … Continue reading

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Slow Growing Hooves

The cells of the hooves are among the most metabolically active in the body because they are constantly being worn away and need to replace themselves. Because of this, any gaps in their nutrition shows up as slow growth or … Continue reading

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Protein and Your Horse

Myths abound in equine nutrition, especially when it comes to protein. One of the most common of these is that high protein can damage the kidneys.  Excess protein is processed in the liver to urea, which is excreted in the … Continue reading

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The Science Behind Uckele Muscle EQ

When I formulated the new Uckele Muscle EQ supplement I wanted to go beyond the usual topline support to also target suboptimal muscle function that often underlies loss of muscle,  failure to build muscle and exercise-related cramping. From lean Arabians … Continue reading

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