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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

We 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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Common Hoof Problems…Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Common Hoof Problems…Signs, Symptoms and Treament. Dehydration Dehydrated hooves…hoof cracks, pain and discomfort, this can be a real problem for the horse and horse owner.  There are several ways to provide moisture/hydration to the hooves. If the hoof capsule becomes dehydrated, it will prevent normal shock absorption. When this happens,
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Easy Keeper Horses & Dangers Of Lush Green Grass

Checking the digital pulse, Lush Green Grass, Vaccinations….boosting the immune system, Feeding mares, weanlings & yearlings, feeding whole oats. Spring is here…..rain, lush green grass, softer hooves, more thrush, shedding coats, foaling and so much more. For those who own the easy keeper horses that have access to that lush greeen
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Equine Insulin Resistance & Equine Hypothyroidism

Equine Insulin Resistance, Equine Hypothyroidism. For those of you new to Equine Challenge Supplements, we have a specific protocol for IR horses or for horses that are overweight (easy keepers). It is possible to have an IR horse with the classic signs of Insulin Resistance, and it is also possible to have
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Winterizing The Hard Keeper Horse

If your horse is struggling to keep weight on in the winter, add more WHOLE oats to the evening feeding. How much you ask? If you are currently feeding whole oats you can add a cup in the morning and a cup at night.  If you are just starting whole oats the amount will
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