Tag Archives: Spirulina

“Natural is Better” Wars

There are so many labels available to describe the individual interests in this debate that it’s very difficult to even frame a simple sentence that describes it. A workable approximation for my purposes here is to define “natural” as substances … 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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Summer Allergies

Nothing ruins enjoying the warm weather with your horse quite like the scourge of allergies.  Manifestations run the gamut from sneezing and snorting to wheezing, runny eyes and agonizing itching. from Towcester Vets, UK Allergies are basically a misdirected and … Continue reading

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Winter Respiratory Care

Clear or whitish nasal discharge, sometimes foamy.  Dry cough when starting exercise or eating.  When there is no fever to indicate infection, these are signs of IAD – inflammatory airway disease – and are very common in stabled horses.  A … Continue reading

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