Soy In Horse Feeds – The Silent Antinutrient

Check those feed tag labels!  Many horses are allergic to the soy that is in the horse feeds today.  The horse’s body can only absorb a limited amount of iron from foods and supplements.  It is easier for a body to absorb a higher percentage of heme iron (found in meat proteins), than in nonheme iron (found in plant-based foods), and a
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What is Equine Insulin Resistance (IR)

It was thought 30 years ago that horses were immune to the affects of IR or Diabetes. Horses are alleged to have been on planet Earth for 4 million years. So why in such a relatively short period of time are horses so dramatically compromised by diabetes? Many would say
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Fall Transition & Chronic Colic Tips

Fall is in the air!  That being said, many horses will colic or find themselves in a Pre-colic situation in the Fall Transition, especially horses prone to “chronic colic.” Prevention…Colic can be caused by many different factors.  During Fall and Winter, weather plays a major role. As the temperature swings can result in frozen
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How To Check The Vital Signs On Your Horse

Vital Signs! Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Gut Sounds, Capillary Refill Time & The Pinch Test. Summer is in full swing so it’s time to talk about keeping a close eye on our Equine family by knowing what to look for in our horse’s Vital Signs. If your horse is having problems
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Comparing Mineral Types In Horse Supplements

I often receive emails or calls wanting or requesting a comparative analysis between Equine Challenge Supplements and the current product a potential customer is using. As an example, some will want to know how much copper is in Equine Challenge? It is easy to say …”there is 50 mg of
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Is It Colic, Or A False Alarm?

Is It Colic, Or A False Alarm? Sometimes you just can’t tell. Sometimes it’s a mild colic that doesn’t require a Vet even seeing the horse. Sometimes it’s as obvious as can be that something is wrong and a Vet needs to be called immediately. Sometimes the signs are so
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Horse Wormers Are Not Created Equal!

Not all wormers are the same.  Do you know which is the best choice for your horse?  Different wormers target different worms and parasites. An easy and inexpensive way to find out if your horse is infested, and if so, with what, is to get a sample of your horses
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