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Advanced multivitamin/mineral with joint support now available!

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As we continue to study nutrition for horses, we have discovered mineral deficits, specific mineral excesses, and protein requirements that have inspired us to update our Optimum EQ formulas.  These new formulas are unlike...

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Announcing Optimum EQ 2.0 from BioStar

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If you give your horse a multivitamin/mineral, it’s possible that your horse’s body is not able to process all of the potential benefits due to low bioavailability.  BioStar’s upgraded Optimum 2.0 provides your horse...

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Making Sense of Stress: The Gut-Brain Connection

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The more we learn about the gut-brain connection, the better we can get at addressing equine health issues.  One of the most common issues in horses of all ages and lifestyles is stomach ulcers,...

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Healthy Critters Radio: Defusing Dog Stress

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The third episode of Healthy Critters Radio on The Horse Radio Network is live and online! This episode includes an interview with Karen Quillen at All Things Pawssible discussing dog stress during the holidays, BioStar talks about...

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Radio Spotlight: Stress Herbs for Horses

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BioStar’s Tigger Montague gives a full rundown on the best stress herbs for horses…

Holy basil and ashwagandha are Ayurvedic herbs from India that have been used for 5000 years for stress relief, particularly cortisol reduction.  Cortisol is a natural hormone released in response to stress, which normally settles back to base levels.  The danger is when there is chronic, long term stress, which can cause ulcers, metabolic imbalances, and liver imbalances.

Individual horses manifest stress differently, some internalize their stress and some act out.  Holy basil helps mainly with cortisol reduction.  Ashwagandha helps with serotonin in the brain, to help promote overall well-being.

Listen to this Kim Baker Radio Show spotlight on Horses in The Morning, where our own Tigger Montague explains these stress herbs for horses, and stress in detail.

Hear Tigger’s expert advice starting at 00:36:42:

For more information on BioStar products that contain these stress herbs for horses, see Optimum EQ Senior, and Equilibrium EQ.

Also on the show: Celeste gets a reading for her horse Reily, and Connie Thompson talks about helping your relationship with her Horse Apple theories.

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