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Colic By The Numbers

Colic is a potentially deadly and unfortunately common condition that affects horses of all ages, breeds, and disciplines. Switching types or feeding a new cut of hay can increase your horse’s chance of developing colic by 10 times. Changes in

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The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About SmartPaks

#10: SmartPaks are recyclable SmartPaks™ are made of #1 PET plastic (just like water bottles), which means they can easily be recycled at most recycling centers #9: SmartPaks are made of recycled materials SmartPaks are made of recycled plastic, so

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lists

What to Put In & What to Put On: Skin & Coat

FOR YOUR (SK)INFORMATION Your horse’s skin is a master multi-tasker. It’s his first line of defense against injury, insects, infections, and more. It helps with thermoregulation by activating the sweat glands when it gets too hot and puffing up the

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The Grass Isn’t Just Greener

Your horse was designed to spend his days roaming and grazing, thriving on the nutrients found in fresh grass. But since acres of pasture can be hard to come by, most horse owners turn to hay to meet their horses’

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The Top 5 Things You Need to Do Before Winter

Have you started preparing for winter yet? Cold weather is on its way, and it’s bringing a unique set of challenges for horse owners with it. Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to prepare for the chilly temps

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How Your Horse Stays Warm

Because your horse was designed to spend his days roaming outside, he is naturally equipped with tools to keep himself warm when the temperatures start cooling down. Here, we’ll take a look at what your horse does to stay warm,

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What to Put In & What to Put On: Calming

HELP YOUR HORSE KEEP HIS COOL Do you start every ride with your fingers crossed, just hoping for the best? Working with an unpredictable, nervous, excitable horse isn’t fun (for you or your horse), but don’t give up yet! If

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Relax & Enjoy the Ride

If your horse’s nerves sometimes get the better of him, the right supplement may help, and we’ll help you find it! Does looking at the number of calming supplements available make you want to spin and bolt? Don’t shy away

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The seasons are changing. Are your horse’s needs?

The weather is cooling down and the leaves are turning colors, which means there’s something else that may be changing: your horse’s needs. If your horse’s workload, diet, or living environment is changing with the seasons, he may benefit from

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What to Put In & What to Put On: Senior

GIVE YOUR GOLDEN OLDIE THE SUPPORT HE DESERVES Your senior has given you his best for years, and now you can return the favor. Years of training, traveling, and competing can really take a toll on joints, leaving your senior

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T is for Temperament

Whether you have an inattentive horse, a spooky horse, or a moody mare, a challenging temperament can make everything from grooming to riding to grazing a miserable experience for both of you. Luckily, there’s more you can do than just

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Healthy Horses A to Z

Deworming Myths Busted

We get a lot of questions about deworming, and often hear horse owners confused by myths and rumors. So we’re clearing the air and demystifying deworming! Myth #1 “I don’t need to deworm my horse because his fecal always comes

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4 Ways to Foolproof Your Summer

You and your horse want to be outside soaking up every second of summer, and that means you need serious gear to beat the heat. From healthy hydration to sun protection, we’ve got the smart solutions you need to make

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J is for Joints

Your horse’s body is an impressive machine. It’s designed to manage the normal wear and tear that’s associated with being a horse — an animal designed to be on the move! However, research has shown that joint problems are a

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Healthy Horses A to Z

SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research in the News

Since we first completed our research study on SmartGut Ultra Pellets, we’ve been eager to share our findings with horse owners and veterinarians and have been thrilled to see it featured in magazines, journals, and at veterinary conferences over the

Posted in Health & Nutrition

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