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Looking Back: Feeding Horses in the 1800s

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I came across an interesting book called The History, Treatment, and Diseases of the Horse written by William Youatt for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, first published in 1831 and last...

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The Environmental Impact of Manufactured Amino Acids

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I ran across an interesting study from the Netherlands published in 2010 that examined the raw materials and ecological impact involved with the production of three of the most popular amino acids for livestock...

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Decisions, Decisions: What Supplement to Use When?

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“Which product is best for my horse? Do I need hemp oil or camelina? Do I use Flex-Well or Comfort Zone? Or Furnace?”  We hear these questions a lot!  Well, here we are to help...

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Healthy Critters Radio: Selling Horses, Omega 3’s

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The fourth episode of Healthy Critters Radio on The Horse Radio Network is live and online! This episode includes an interview with Jeff Johnson at Impulsion Unlimited discussing selling horses on consignment, BioStar talks about Omega...

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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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