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Fear-Mongering and Pseudoscience Sales Tactics

On May 14 a company which routinely bashes magnesium supplementation and sells supplements based on chelated calcium put up a piece entitled “Is magnesium contributing to eventing deaths?”.  This was on the heels of the tragic passing of a UK … Continue reading

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Oh, Oh, Oh.. Witchy Woman..or Mare.. something like that!

You know exactly what I am talking about..you see it in any barn.. it is the very reason why some people opt for the gelding over the mare at point of sale. I am talking about the periods of time … Continue reading

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The J-Herb

Jiaogulan, scientifically known as, Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a vine indigenous to mountainous areas of Southern China and other parts of Asia. This herb is one of the most potent inducers of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthesis.  At the same time, it … Continue reading

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Laminitis – a bloody awful issue

“The clinical signs of acute laminitis, including a bounding digital pulse and increased hoof temperature, suggest a vascular component. It is postulated that there are blood flow abnormalities including increased capillary pressure, flow in arteriovenous anastomoses, and venoconstriction so lamellae … Continue reading

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May I present… Lysine, the Limited

“Lysine supports immune function and is the most important essential amino acid in horses.” – Jack Grogan, CN Essential Amino acids must be provided in the horse’s diet because they can  not be synthesized in the body. Lysine is also … Continue reading

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I’d like some E please … with a dash of A, B, G and D!

Vitamin E is the primary fat soluble antioxidant.  It supports red blood cell integrity, supports immune function and plays a role in supporting healthy fertility.  Research has shown that the health benefits associated with Vitamin E come from a family … Continue reading

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He took his time getting here, but Old Man Winter has officially arrived!

Winter horse care can be more demanding than any other time of the year as lower temps, wind and wet conditions cause a higher demand on a horse’s body for heat production. Here are 5 tips to supplementing during the … Continue reading

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Food Pyra-what?

Whether you are horse or human, you must be conscious of what you eat.  With processed foods and feeds gaining popularity due to its convenience and affordability,  many of us have lost sight of the very foundation of healthy eating habits, … Continue reading

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That old saying again…

You can lead a horse to water… but he prefers it warm, clean and with a side of hay! Horses need to drink anywhere from 6 to 12 gallons of water daily to maintain proper hydration.  Inadequate water consumption can … Continue reading

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