Tag Archives: Supplements

Do Feeds and Supplements Go Bad?

They sure do – but the labeling laws don’t make it easy for you to figure out which ones may be out of date.  To be fair, a big part of the problem is determining when “out of date” (best … Continue reading

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Common Issues of the Older Horse

With a lifetime of good care there is no reason a horse can’t remain active and useful well into their 20s or even longer. However, just like us, there are some health issues that become more common as a result … Continue reading

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Nutrition for Advancing Pregnancy

In the last half of pregnancy the foal grows from the size of a small dog to an average 100 lb foal. Nutritional needs ramp up significantly in late pregnancy and calories are the least of the concerns.  This means … 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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Nutritional Advertising Hooks

The goals of customers and manufacturers are sometimes at odds when it comes to advertising.  Customers use it to obtain information on products, while companies are focused on getting potential clients’ attention.  These two goals don’t have to be exclusive, … Continue reading

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Nutrient or Drug

The FDA has defined a drug as “A substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. A substance (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.”  It might … Continue reading

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How Stuff Works

For as long as I have been writing about horse health issues I’ve been told people just want to know what to do, not why.  I know this isn’t 100% true, and hope it’s actually much less than that.  To … Continue reading

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Nutrition is not ‘Alternative’ Fluff

First, my apologies to some effective therapies called “alternative” that do not fall under the umbrella of FDA approved drugs or recognized surgeries.  There are many such therapies, such as acupuncture, pulsed electromagnetics, laser and others that are indeed effective. … Continue reading

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Super Supplement Erunam

Erunam, definitely in a class by itself!  This supplement is organic and 100% natural, no synthetic ingredients.  It contains a full range of amino acids, phospholipids, vitamins including high levels of all Bs, all nutritionally important minerals.  It is the … Continue reading

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Deciphering Labels

Whether it’s a bag of feed or a supplement,  a complaint that comes up over and over again is how difficult it is to read label information.  What exactly do those numbers mean? From the perspective of an owner, trainer … Continue reading

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