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What’s the Poop?

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What’s the Poop?

Horse people are unique in many ways, and among all our various and interesting quirks is our obsession with poop.  Typical is a non-horse person coming to a barn, wrinkling their nose, and asking, “What is that smell?” A horse person cocks his or her head and responds, “What smell?” We recently hired a young ...[Read Full Article]

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Turning Down the Heat: Cooling Foods and Cool Star EQ

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Turning Down the Heat: Cooling Foods and Cool Star EQ

It’s summertime, and keeping horses cool requires stall fans, electrolytes, mineral salt blocks, and lots of water.  Did you know that there are foods that can actually help a horse’s body cool down? In the science of Eastern Medicine, foods are divided into three groups: warming/heating, cooling, and neutral.  By adding appropriate cooling foods to ...[Read Full Article]

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The Healing Art of the Poultice

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The Healing Art of the Poultice

The poultice has been used for healing over thousands of years; in fact, we can consider the poultice to be one of the earliest forms of medicine, with mud and clay preparations being among the first known. I did not have poultices on my radar until the day I tripped on a small, unseen dog ...[Read Full Article]

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Muscle Building, Muscle Breakdown: Understanding the Cycle

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Muscle Building, Muscle Breakdown: Understanding the Cycle

Horse people appreciate the equine athlete who is well-muscled, fit, and strong for his activity, whether it be canter pirouettes, flying over cross-country courses, the quick turn to a show jumping combination, the spins of a reining horse, the speed of the barrel horse, the agility of the cutting horse, the stamina of the endurance ...[Read Full Article]

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Managing Gastric Ulcer-Sensitive Horses

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Managing Gastric Ulcer-Sensitive Horses

Gastric Sensitive Horses | BioStar USIt can be challenging to manage a horse that tends to act ulcery  for days, weeks or months after gastric ulcer treatment.  The horse goes back onto ulcer medications, gets better, is taken off the meds, and then starts acting ulcery again. What we have learned is that some of these horses don’t actually have ...[Read Full Article]

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