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Nutritional Support for Shedding

Mother Nature provides our horses with a dense coat to protect them in Winter but getting rid of it in the Spring is a hassle.  Shedding is triggered by changes in day length. There are many factors that may either  … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Immune System

The horse’s immune system is always busy. Even when the horse is healthy it is performing its background functions of removing dead or damaged cells, guarding all the mucus membranes that are portals into the body from the outside world … Continue reading

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Vitamin Concerns in the Winter

Your horse’s vitamin needs don’t really change in the winter – but the supply available from the diet does.  This is because there is a big  difference between fresh grass versus hay and also because hay vitamin levels decrease with … Continue reading

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No Hoof, No Horse

The equine foot is a miracle of engineering and a design that is unique in the animal kingdom. Why the equine foot evolved the way it did is a bit of a mystery, but one clear thing is that the form … Continue reading

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Provide Joint Support the Natural Way

Several herbs and botanical extract show powerful promise in supporting joint health. Steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work well, but come with a considerable risk of side effects that make them unsuitable for long-term use. This is where herbal … Continue reading

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They’re all twitterpated!

Think Spring – Think Babies… HEALTHY babies! When a mare is in foal, it is very important to focus on her and her foal’s nutrition.  Proper nutrition starting at the early stages of pregnancy through the first several months of … Continue reading

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The J-Herb

Jiaogulan, scientifically known as, Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a vine indigenous to mountainous areas of Southern China and other parts of Asia. This herb is one of the most potent inducers of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthesis.  At the same time, it … Continue reading

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Laminitis – a bloody awful issue

“The clinical signs of acute laminitis, including a bounding digital pulse and increased hoof temperature, suggest a vascular component. It is postulated that there are blood flow abnormalities including increased capillary pressure, flow in arteriovenous anastomoses, and venoconstriction so lamellae … 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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I’d like some E please … with a dash of A, B, G and D!

Vitamin E is the primary fat soluble antioxidant.  It supports red blood cell integrity, supports immune function and plays a role in supporting healthy fertility.  Research has shown that the health benefits associated with Vitamin E come from a family … Continue reading

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