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Electrolytes and Ulcers: Is There a Link?

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“I’ve heard lately that electrolytes are contraindicated for horses with a history of ulcers – is this true?…”

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Peek in Our Paks – Lexi K.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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Peek in Our Paks – Karen S.

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Ever wish you could take a sneak peek inside our horses’ and dogs’ SmartPaks? Now you can! Check out the supplements we love, for the animals we adore.

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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

Meet Deborah and CC

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“I came to own CC after he had been through a trailering accident that left him shaken up but fortunately with no major injuries. When CC came to my farm I turned him out in the pasture with my two other geldings. It wasn’t long before he started showing signs of the stress and life changes he had been through, losing a significant amount of weight and body condition…”

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Posted in Our Stars, Success Stories

Ulcers, GastroGard and Supplements

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“My 6 year old mare has recently been diagnosed with an ulcer. They recommended 14 days of GastroGuard. I see that most of the studies have been done on 30 days of treatment. Do you usually treat for 14 days or longer in your practice? Also is there a supplement you recommend for horses with ulcers? Thank you. Regards, Laurie Bennison”

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Meet Mollie and F-1

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“Last year, I purchased my Tennessee Walking Horse at an auction and took him on a thirteen-hour trailer ride home. A week after his trip, I noticed F-1 had started losing a lot of weight and muscle mass and he wasn’t performing as well as usual…”

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Meet Meg, Aimee and Obsession – 2012 Update

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In 2010, after a winter of showing in Florida, Orion’s owners noticed he’d lost interest in his feed, which was really out of character. They immediately had him scoped by the vet, who confirmed gastric ulcers…

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Meet Libby and Hot Rockin Potential – 2012 Update

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Back in 2010, Libby noticed Sonny’s behavior starting to change. Normally a calm and cool show horse, Sonny seemed stressed and worried, which was really out of character. On a friend’s recommendation, Libby decided to give SmartGut a try and pretty soon Sonny was back to his old self — relaxed and confident in and out of the show ring…

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Meet Brianna and Promise

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Last fall, Promise strained a ligament during turnout. After eight weeks of stall rest, she was very cranky and spooky, which was unusual for her. Given her circumstances and her symptoms, I asked my vet about ulcers, and he confirmed the diagnosis.

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Meet Shannon, Paige and Zeus

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Zeus is a wonder boy and there is no replacing him. He won the Congress with my daughter Paige in 2008 and 2009 in 11 and under Showmanship, as well as with me in the Novice Amateur Showmanship in 2009. When he tore his suspensory and fractured his sesamoid, I did some extensive research on supplements. I found that your SmartSupplements had the highest levels in the areas he needed, plus they were the most economical!

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