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Stable Smart Q&A: Winter Hoof Care with Danvers Child, CJF

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What should horse owners be aware of in order to take great care of their horses’ hooves as winter approaches?

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Posted in Ask the Farrier, Blogs, Health & Nutrition

The 360 Approach

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While small changes can help, a full-spectrum program is the best way to tackle your horse’s health challenges.

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ColiCare™ Presents: Colic 101

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Everything you need to know to help keep your horse’s digestive system balanced and healthy.

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Posted in Blogs, Diseases and Conditions, Health & Nutrition

3 Calming Supplements Myths Busted

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Confusion about calming supplements got you feeling as anxious as your horse? Get the facts so you both can feel at ease. Myth #1 Tryptophan and Magnesium are banned substances for horses that compete. False. These nutrients are normal and

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There is No Off-Season for Healthy Joints

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Does your winter joint supplement routine feel a little, well, disjointed? Just because the weather cools off doesn’t mean your horse’s joint support should. Whether your horse takes the winter off, competes on the Florida circuit, or continues the same training routine at home, he can still benefit from a joint supplement…

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26 Things You Can Start Today That Could Change Your Horse’s Life

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You want to take the best care of your horse, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to help. SmartPak to the rescue! We have 26 tips that can take your horse’s health from “good” to “great.”…

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Posted in Blogs, Gear Review, Health & Nutrition

Healthy Hydration

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Dehydration can have serious consequences for any horse, any time of year. Inadequate water intake and mineral imbalances can cause fatigue, muscle stiffness and even colic.

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Ticked Off by Ticks?

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We all love blood-sucking monsters when they’re on the big screen or in our favorite teenage romance novel, but it’s a completely different story when they’re in our barn. There is nothing cute about finding a tick nestled deep in your horse’s mane when you’re busy braiding for a show. And not only are ticks far less attractive than pasty British actors seductively faking an American accent, they are also far more hazardous to the health of your favorite four-legged friends…

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The Scoop on Multi-Vitamins

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Clearing up common horse owner confusion about feeding grain and meeting a horse’s nutritional needs.

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Healthy digestion fuels your horse’s performance. If you can’t make heads or tails of gastric and digestive supplements, and just thinking about them gives you an ulcer, we can help!

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3 Reasons to Feed Omega 3s

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Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids support many vital functions in your horse’s body. You need to feed both to keep your horse healthy, but it’s important to maintain a proper balance.

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Joint Support Isn’t Just for Your Horse

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When you feed your horse his daily joint supplement, you feel good knowing that you’re supporting healthy recovery from the daily wear and tear that come with training; but have you ever thought about your other four-legged friend? Your dog’s

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Posted in Blogs, Canine Lifestyle, Health & Nutrition

Soundness Exam

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You’ve browsed our Supplement & Horse Care Guides, talked to your vet and Googled ‘glucosamine.’ But how much do you really know about joint supplements? Put your joint savvy to the test and find out if you could be smarter

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Give your senior exactly what he needs

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Every horse’s needs change as they age, but they don’t all change in the same ways. Supporting your senior where he needs it most can keep him going strong for years to come. Not sure where to start? Check out

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Equine Allergies & Skin Health

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Allergies & Skin Health An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance in the environment, called an allergen. Although horses can become allergic to things they eat, inhale, or touch, insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH or

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