Tag Archives: Supplements

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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Does Your Horse Need Supplements?

Odds are the answer is yes. As the term implies, supplements are nutrients added to supplement those already present in the horse’s base diet.  At the most basic level, supplementation is done to provide nutrients that are not present in … Continue reading

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Malic Acid to the Rescue

Environmental toxic metals are quite common and thankfully, most horses seem to manage them fairly well.   That being said, the toxic metal aluminum is easily the most prevalent and damaging toxic metal affecting the horse’s metabolism.  Horses don’t manage … Continue reading

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