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Riding Into a New Season

September gives us a feeling of change. Although most of us wish our equine time was our nine-to-five, this isn’t always the case. With the change of seasons, comes the change in our schedules.  What do we recommend in making this transition a smooth one? We recommended changing WITH the season.  Accepting that commitments may pick up outside of the barn in the Fall, suggest perhaps less time spent with our equine friends. This means really enjoying time with your horse when you get the chance. The summer may have consisted of hard exercise, training, or perhaps showing. Which can now be rewarded with some easy-bonding fall riding. Maybe along with riding, some evening grazing or a regular #EOC supplements.  This change...

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Equine Mega Sweat

With the recent hot and humid weather we have been experiencing in Southern Ontario many raiders have elected to switch up their riding times to early morning and late evening to avoid the excessive heat and sweating by both horse and rider. However if your horse suffers from anhidrosis, sweat may be difficult to experience even on the most hot and humid days. Defined as a decreased ability to sweat in response to increased body temperature Anhidrosis is a condition where horses are unable to sweat even in very hot and humid weather. This condition is important and is understood particularly in performance horses because thermoregulation is mainly accomplished by sweating.  Anhidrosis can often be diagnosed based on appropriate clinical...

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EQUINE OMEGA VITAMIN-E

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. Moreover if your horse is identified with a vitamin E deficiency it  can be at risk for several health conditions. Some of these include equine motor neuron disease, vitamin E deficient myopathy, equine neuroaxonal dystrophy/equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy, and general muscle soreness and poor performance.  Vitamin E supplements can consist of alpha-tocopherol, (a nutrient the body needs to remain healthy and work the way it should) because alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically available and well researched isoform of vitamin E....

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EQUINE MEGA GAIN

Horses can experience difficulty gaining or maintaining weight for several reasons. Health conditions, age-related issues, or simply inadequate calories can all be contributing factors. The steps we take as horse owners to investigate why the weight gain is not happening and how we add the adequate calories is important. When a horse does not have enough calories or protein in the diet, the body will break down its own muscle tissue and deplete much of the adipose tissue or fat. Research has shown establishing a solid feed program with fats and high in calories is a positive way to promote healthy weight gain support for your horse.  Fats are categorized based on the chemical makeup and are saturated or unsaturated....

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#EOC!

Have you ever added up the cost of all of the vitamins and supplements you take?  If you are taking more than one supplement or vitamin each day this cost can add up significantly and the same is true for your horse’s supplements as well.  Horse owners supplementing for deficiencies, preventative health or recovery could be spending a significant amount each month on supplements to ensure their horse’s health is at its best. But what if you could spend less on supplements yet still provide the same health benefits? Well  you can with Equine Omega Complete because the cost equals the benefit. Retailing for $97.00 for a one month’s supply for your horse, the supplement can be included in your...

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