Urine A Key Indicator To Equine Health

Whil it may seem awkward to stare at a horse as he urinates, learning what is “normal” for each horse can help equine caretakers spot issues quickly. For most horses, “normal” urine can be: Pale yellow. Horses will access to water at all times will have urine that is paler in color. Cloudy. Horse’s intestines […]

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Bran Mash: A Mashup Of Myths

On cold winter days, a hot beverage helps fight off chills. Many people like to do the same for their horses, often in the form of a warm bran mash. A common belief is that it will help warm the horse and have a laxative effect. However, neither is true! Although bran mashes often make […]

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Novel Treatment For Big Head Disease In Horses

Tiludronate, a bisphosphonate medication licensed for “the control of clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome,” appears to have a new use: treatment of big head disease in horses. “Otherwise known as nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism or NSH, big head disease results in abnormal skeletal development caused by excessive resorption, or breakdown, of bone,” explained Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a […]

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Purina® Introduces Outlast™ Gastric Support Supplement

Purina Animal Nutrition announces a new product line formulated to support gastric health in horses. Outlast™ Gastric Support Supplement, Race Ready® GT and Ultium® Gastric Care horse feeds are now available at participating retailers. Research shows up to 90 percent of active horses experience gastric discomfort, affecting health, attitude and performance. Purina’s Gastric Support products contain a proprietary seaweed-derived […]

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