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The Magic of Colostrum

Foaling season is upon us and everyone realizes the lifesaving importance of mare’s colostrum in transferring disease-protecting antibodies to the new foal but colostrum does much more than this. For For example, colostrum contains a hexasaccharide that inhibits gram negative … Continue reading

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Balance is Everything

Homeostasis is a continuously occurring dynamic process that seeks to maintain balance between body processes and a stable internal environment. The Chinese describe it as a balance between Yin and Yang.                  There’s a lot going on beneath the surface … Continue reading

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Vitamin C for Horses

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) comes in and out of supplement headlines.  As happens with many nutrients, exaggerated claims end up being made and when these eventually prove to be unwarranted the pendulum swings too far in the other direction but … Continue reading

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Plant Pigments and the Immune System

Green drinks are a hot human health craze these days and with good reason. Plant pigments possess a variety of beneficial properties for the immune system. Green pigment (chlorophyll) is only a piece of the picture.  Flavonoids, carotenes, lycopene, zeaxanthin, … Continue reading

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The Foundation for Strong Immunity

There are many herbs, plant or bacterial extracts and probiotics that can stimulate the immune system but they won’t help if the horse’s body does not have the basic raw material it needs to respond. That comes from the diet. … Continue reading

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Hay Analysis in Equine Nutrition

If you think a hay analysis is just something else unnecessary to waste your money on, please reconsider. The dairy and beef industry has been utilizing hay analyses since the 1800s.  Why? Because it saves them money through maximized milk … Continue reading

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