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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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