Tag Archives: Lysine

Living with Old Soft Tissue Injuries

Tendon and suspensory ligament injuries plague horses performing in all disciplines.  Even pleasure horses and pasture ornaments may fall victim if they take the proverbial “bad step” over rough ground conditions. These are every bit as painful as bone or … Continue reading

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Speed Up Shedding

Wouldn’t it be great if horses just slipped out of their winter coat like a snake shedding its skin?  Unfortunately, at best it’s not even close but there are factors that can slow it down which you should be aware … Continue reading

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Feeding for Healthy Weatherproof Hooves

There is a reason hoof supplements have a sizeable market.  There is also a reason they tend to have the same ingredients.         There is often a strong nutritional component to poor hoof quality The quality and integrity of the … Continue reading

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Basic Muscle Nutrition

Well developed muscles are much more than cosmetic. Efficient, strong muscular function allows smooth movement, athletic balance, speed and endurance.   L-lysine, a common amino acid deficiency limiting muscle development About 70% of a muscle’s volume is water but water … Continue reading

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Feeding Weanlings

Weanlings have intensive nutritional needs and you shouldn’t start feeding them like a smaller version of an adult. Nutrient dense diets are those that have high levels of protein/amino acids and minerals per calorie. As you might expect, mineral requirements … Continue reading

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Feeding Muscle

From sales yearlings to seniors, pleasure trail horses to upper echelon competitors, caretakers and owners are attuned to muscle bulk.  In addition, muscle dysfunction or pain is a grossly underappreciated cause of suboptimal performance whether it be a young horse … 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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