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Rest, Relaxation, & Alixir EQ: The Keys to Recovery

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Supporting the body’s recovery process after physical exertion, training, and competing is crucial for equine athletes.  Recovery support is also crucial for horses stressed from high temperatures and/or high humidity.  Metabolic horses, especially, are...

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Healthy Critters Radio: Warhorse, Dalmatians & Antioxidants

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The 11th episode of Healthy Critters Radio on The Horse Radio Network is live! This episode includes: • Expert Interview: Warhorse Solutions founder Tawana Weicker tells the inspiring story of how she developed her Warhorse line of...

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Oxidative Stress Reduction for Longer, Healthier Living

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Oxidative stress has been recognized as a contributing factor in fatigue, memory loss, muscle or joint pain, susceptibility to infections, and aging. Oxidative stress is caused by the reactive oxygen species (ROS), otherwise known...

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Feeding your horse’s immune system

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There are specific foods that can aid and support a healthy equine immune system. Stress, nutritional deficiencies, and aging can affect the appropriate functionality of the immune system. This can result in pathogens being able to breach the defense systems of the body.

Stress: can come from environmental factors, chronic conditions such as ulcers, as well as competitions, shipping, injuries, lay up, metabolic imbalances, and daily training.

Nutritional deficiencies: can result from not enough forage and hay, as well as low-quality hay. Deficiencies can also occur when feeding processed feeds if the recommended amount per day is not fed. Some nutritional deficiencies are a result of metabolic issues such as PSSM, EPSM, and HYPP.

Age: older horses can have weaker immune systems due to the aging process.

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