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Cleaner Water For Your Horse

Since horses are classified as “livestock” there are less rigid water quality standards used for them.  However, unlike other livestock they are often with us for decades rather than the short lifespans of meat and milk animals or smaller herbivores … Continue reading

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Be Cautious With Iron

Iron is essential for all forms of life; a mineral element that has no substitute and powers key life-sustaining reactions in your horse’s body.  Iron also has an insidious dark side. The most well know role of iron is in … Continue reading

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Feeds for Carb Sensitive Horses and Weight Control

By carb I am referring to hydrolyzable carbohydrate digested to glucose in the small intestine. This includes starch and the sugar/ESC (ethanol soluble carbohydrates) fractions on an analysis. These are the carbs that elevated glucose and cause an insulin response. … 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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Fall Laminitis

There are many possible causes of laminitis but the vast majority of cases have a hormonal/endocrine root.  There is a peak in the spring, related to grazing young high sugar growths of grass.  A second peak occurs in the fall, … Continue reading

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