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Too Hot To Ride, How About Trailering?

“How Hot Is Too Hot To Ride?”  Temperature + Humidity Level = 130 or higher…BEWARE! Horses get hotter much faster than you and I and are more susceptible to the effects of heat stress. It only takes approx. 17 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s
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Is It Colic, Or A False Alarm?

I have received several calls in the past month from horse owners who have a horse that either suffered from a bout of colic, or they weren’t quite sure if it actually was colic or not.  I decided to go through all of our old newsletters and go into detail
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How To Prepare For Vacation & Leave Your Horse Safely Behind

Summer is just around the corner and many of you are making your plans for summer vacation!  Many horse owners start to feel anxious at the thought of leaving on vacation and leaving their most prized possession, their horse, in the care of someone else while they are gone.  Though
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Winterizing The Hard Keeper Horse

November 2017 Newsletter.  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 increase the whole oats and the horse is still losing weight, then it is evident you are not feeding enough. When your horse is maintaining his weight
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Trailering Tips, Liquid Gas, Runny Burn, Too Hot To Ride?

July 2017 Newsletter  Maintaining Control Of Your Trailer, When Is It Too Hot To Trailer. Liquid Gas, Runny Burn, & When Is It Too Hot To Ride? I have received several calls in the past few months regarding “Liquid Gas or Runny Burn.”  Some of you may be wondering what that
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Comparing Mineral Types | Does My Horse Need Probiotics?

May 2017 Newsletter.  Comparing mineral types, does my horse need probiotics? I often receive emails or calls wanting or requesting a comparative analysis between Equine Challenge and the current product a potential customer is using. As an example, some will want to know how much copper is in Equine Challenge?
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Do You Know How To Check The Vital Signs On Your Horse?

July 2016 Newsletter.  Vital Signs! Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Gut Sounds, Capillary Refill Time & The Pinch Test. Summer is in full swing so in this months Newsletter we are going to continue talking about keeping a close eye on our Equine family by knowing what to look for in our
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Equine Insulin Resistance & Hypothyroidism

April 2016 Newsletter.  Equine Insulin Resistance, Equine Hypothyroidism. I have been getting many calls from customers regarding their IR horses and wanting info regarding the Equine Challenge IR Protocol. And for the newer Equine Challenge customers who are reading this, we do have a specific protocol for IR horses or
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Fall Transition Colic, Winter Hard Keepers, Feed Tag Labels

August/September 2015 Newsletter.  Fall Transition Colic, Winter Hard Keepers, Reading Feed Tag Labels, Natural & Artificial Flavoring Fall is in the air!  That being said……many horses will colic or find themselves in a Pre-colic situation in the Fall Transition. Prevention…Colic can be caused by many different factors.  During Fall and Winter, weather
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