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Electrolyte Supplements

If you are thinking ahead to the imminent summer heat by looking at electrolyte supplements, good for you.  Horses lose massive amounts of electrolytes (and water) in sweat, putting them at high risk for dehydration, impaired performance, heat stroke, GI … Continue reading

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Full Spectrum Joint Support Supplements

The big three joint nutraceutical ingredients – glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronate – address the health of joint cartilage but there are other types of tissues that also play key roles.                                       Stabilizing structures of the stifle … 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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Selenium Paranoia

It’s never bad to be aware of things that may be toxic to your horse, but precautions can be carried too far if you don’t know the details.  Yes, selenium is a potentially toxic mineral but deficiency is much more … Continue reading

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Avoid the “Eww..Yuck” factor!

Often times palatability complaints are due more to the sudden onset of a new supplement and have less to do with taste or texture. Horses don’t like change. For Example: You wouldn’t immediately throw a saddle on a green horse.  Instead you start by … Continue reading

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How much wood can a horse-chuck chuck.. oh that’s not right!

Is your little angel chewing your barn and fences to shreds? Horses can chew wood for a number of reasons. 1.)  They may have a legit vitamin/trace mineral deficiency and adding a compete vitamin/mineral supplement to their feed just may … Continue reading

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Understanding a Horse’s Digestion The horse evolved to graze and process high fiber grasses, not grains or other concentrated feeds. To process these successfully requires a well coordinated interplay involving the horse’s own digestive enzymes and the microbes living in … Continue reading

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