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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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#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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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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