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Pop Quiz: Make a Muscle

Make a Muscle

Muscle Health Which of these does a horse need to develop strong, healthy muscle tissue? Amino acids Exercise A diet high in sugar a and b In order to build muscle, your horse needs a combination of both amino acids

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Smarter Stall Rest

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Why stall rest? When you get injured, you know to take it easy. Unfortunately, your horse can’t read a doctor’s note. That’s why veterinarians often recommend restricting movement to help your horse heal. Building your rehab plan Whether your horse

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Support for the entire GI tract? Check.

SMARTGI

Check this out! With SmartGI Ultra you get: Total GI support Smart riders like you want to give their horses comprehensive support for the entire digestive tract. That’s why we designed SmartGI™ Ultra to provide your horse with the ultimate

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What’s your horse’s colic risk?

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These three horses live in the same environment, but they each have a different level of colic risk. Keep reading to find out why! EVERY HORSE IS AT RISK FOR COLIC. In fact, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

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A Smarter Diet In Six Easy Steps

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This spring, help your horse look and feel his best by checking “better diet” off his list. That may seem like a daunting task, so we broke it down into six key steps so you can build your horse’s ideal

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Lists

Top Tips for Managing Respiratory Issues

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Respiratory issues can be difficult to diagnose, treat, and manage, but with the right plan you can help your horse breathe easier. In this blog I’ll share my top tips for keeping your horse’s respiratory system healthy and managing issues.

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Dust Busters

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Between the shavings he sleeps in, the hay he eats, and the cobwebs in the rafters, your horse’s home may be full of dust that could negatively affect his respiratory health. That’s because “dust” isn’t just “dust.” Dust particles are

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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 and at veterinary conferences over the past

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Foregut or Hindgut? That’s The Question – Part 3

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Make sure to check out part 1 and part 2! SECTION: FOREGUT & HINDGUT CONCERN: TWO COMMON PROBLEMS ONE SMART SOLUTION Many of the risk factors that can lead to gastric lesions can also put your horse at risk for

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New Year’s Nutrition

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As we start the New Year, many of us make resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and re-evaluate our diets in general. But have you done the same for your horse? Now is a great time to take a closer

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Snow Isn’t The Only Winter Worry

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Horse-keeping during the winter brings its own unique challenges, and those challenges can wreak havoc on your horse’s GI tract and increase his risk for digestive upset. But with the right care and support, you can help ensure your horse

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Triumph Over Thrush

Sawyer post thrush

I’ve owned horses throughout my life, and thrush is something I always thought I knew how to deal with. But recently my horse, Sawyer, came down with a very bad case of thrush, and boy was there more to learn!

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Get Schooled

getSchooled

Everyone knows that college students don’t make the best choices when it comes to food. Check out these horses, then ask yourself — is your horse on a college student diet?

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SmartGut® Ultra Pellets Research Presented at the Colic Research Symposium

Dr. Frank Andrews, large animal internal medicine specialist (ACVIM) and Director of the Equine Health Studies Program at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, has spent the last 24 years researching the causes, treatment, and prevention of gastric ulcer

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EMS vs. PPID – Do You Know The Difference?

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EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME (EMS) EMS refers to a collection of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity and the development of laminitis in horses. Faulty insulin metabolism is a key component of EMS and can include both insulin resistance (IR)

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