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Allergies and Omega-3

Springtime at the barn is a welcomed season as it brings fresh air, warmer temperatures and longer days for riding and spending time with your horse. However, for some horse owners Springtime brings allergy and airway issues to horses from hives, to coughs and coat loss. Why does this Happen? Allergies are typically most prevalent in the Spring and Fall seasons in horses and are largely due to an inflammatory response to cells and the immune system.  When an allergic reaction takes place the horse’s immune system receives a threat and goes into overdrive and responses at the highest level. Rather than eliminating the microorganisms, the reaction deteriorates the horse's own body tissues resulting in inflammation. Furthermore, the horse becomes...

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Fish Oils Facts

Doing your research and knowing how plant-based oils support your horse’s health is important. Here we provide some education about fish oils. It is important to know that all of the plant-based oils such as flax, soya, camelina, rice bran and so on, may be omega 3's however, they have to be converted in the body of the horse to be useable. Research shows this conversion process is very inefficient and only around 1% to 10% of the plant-based omega 3's are utilized.  This is why the use of fish oil has been so groundbreaking. Fish oil is made up of two specific fatty acids (DHA and EPA) that go straight to work when consumed. They do not have to...

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Understanding Omega 3's

We spend time, energy and money on researching and selecting the supplement to properly support our horses health in all the right ways. Whether looking for a supplement to specifically assist a health issue or alignment, or looking for overall health maintenance, it is important to understand how the ingredients contribute to this. Understanding elements like omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic) are important in order to comprehend if these ingredients are helping overall health or targeted alignments your horse is experiencing.   Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s Omega-3’s have different sources. ALA is commonly found in vegetable oils such as flaxseed, flaxseed oils, chia seeds, leafy green vegetables, pasture, and hay.  Whereas EPA and DHA...

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Vitamin E and its Benefits

Vitamin E is a critically important nutrient for all horses because the vitamin is not synthesized by the horse’s body and therefore, it is an essential dietary nutrient to include in their diet to provide the proper health benefits in horses. Understood to be  the primary lipid-soluble antioxidant that maintains cell membrane integrity and enhances humoral- and cell-mediated immunity, Vitamin E benefits growing foals, pregnant mares, stallions, and equine athletes in a variety of ways. Muscular, respiratory, reproductive and immune are just a few areas in the horse's body in which the vitamin provides recovery, support or repair.  Vitamin E has different structures, and the natural form is transported quickly and retained in tissues of the body promoting health benefits...

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Equine Omega Complete for the Senior Horse

Common health issues we see develop in older horses are joint problems, respiratory difficulties, gut issues and muscle loss or fatigue. Equine Omega Complete was developed to provide benefits targeting each of these health areas in an all-in-one formula supplement.

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