Joint Maintenance for Performance Horses – Specific Nutrition Helps Horses of Every Kind

From young horses to seniors, child’s mount through the upper level stars of any sport, the joints of a horse take considerable stress. The core supplements for joints in any species are glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. They are components of the joint cartilage and/or synovial fluid that bathe the …

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Spring Skin Health

There are many wonderful things about spring — but trying to keep your horse clean and his skin healthy isn’t one of them. The list of seasonal challenges includes: Plenty of rain Mud everywhere Remnants of the winter coat trapping dirt, moisture, and sweat Insect irritation Long coats, warm days, …

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Help for Your Horse’s Winter Stiffness – Cold Weather Affects Your Horse’s Whole Body

Your horse doesn’t have to be a senior or have pre-existing problems to develop winter stiffness—although those things can certainly make it worse. While some horses may function quite well in the warmer months, they may have so much trouble with cold weather that they find themselves unable to get up …

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Online Exclusive: Understanding Fatty Acids – Balance of Fats is Essential for Healthy Horses

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Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats in the same way that amino acids are the basic unit of proteins. When picking a fat for your horse, you should be guided by the fatty acid levels. The fat content of the horse’s natural diet is quite low—about 4% during …

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Chasteberry for Horses

Fruit’s Extract Historically Used to Stabilize Hormonal Function By Dr. Eleanor Kellon   Chaste tree berry (CTB), or simply chasteberry, has a long traditional history of use helping balance hormonal systems in both males and females. While both sexes have different levels of hormones produced by the sex organs, the …

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