Maintaining a Healthy Diet to Prevent Insulin Resistance

Your horse’s health is our top priority! Maintaining a healthy diet for your horse is extremely important to prevent health issues such as Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance, also known as I.R, is a serious condition in which your horse’s cells become less sensitive to insulin, causing the pancreas to be overworked and the body to have an overabundance of glucose in the blood. Insulin is an important cluster of cells that is created by the pancreas. It helps to manage the metabolism of sugars, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. As the amount of sugars in the bloodstream increase, insulin must be … Continue reading

Understanding and Treating Equine COPD

According to Tufts University Veterinary School report, 25-80% of horses in the U.S. suffer from equine COPD/Asthma. That is a lot of money spent and a lot of time lost dealing with expensive inhalers and other steroids for your horse. The total yearly cost of these medicines can reach over $2500, that is a lot of money! Fortunately, there are simple and cost-effective solutions for a complex epidemic that affects many horses. Equine COPD can have many names for the same condition such as equine recurrent airway obstruction, heaves, equine small airway inflammatory disease, equine asthma, equine allergic airway, and … Continue reading

Does My Horse Need Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an essential vitamin for horses, giving daily protection to individual cells and helping nerves to function properly.  It is also considered the #1 antioxidant in a horse’s body. Horses get their vitamin E typically from grass. But as the weather changes, vitamin E levels fluctuate, causing your horse to become deficient in this crucial vitamin. So what are the situations in which additional Vitamin E is needed? On All hay diets: You can not get the full daily requirements of your horse’s Vitamin E from hay, cubes, or pellets. Horses that are stall bound or on dirt … Continue reading

Protecting the Bond Between Horse and Rider

Horses have an uncanny ability to raise the emotions of their riders. A simple look with those big brown eyes, the feeling of their velvet hair, the monotonous “clip clopping” of their hooves as they trot down crooked paths; all touch and mend a broken heart. Scientists have taken this incredible connection and measured it, finding a scientific explanation for this unbreakable bond. Anita Maurstad, PhD, professor and researcher in the Department of Cultural Sciences at the University of Tromsø in Norway; teamed up with American researchers Dona Davis, PhD, and Sarah Cowles from the University of South Dakota’s Department … Continue reading

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