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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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Considering Backyard Chickens?

 Thinking about having backyard chickens in your urban setting? If so, you are not alone.  Over the last few years having backyard chickens has grown in popularity in both suburban and urban setting. Traditionally, farm keep animals, these pets are simple to care for and also provide a great benefit (fresh eggs are a treat!). Here we highlight a few things to consider if you are thinking about having backyard chickens. The Coop Having a proper chicken coop to house your chickens is important. You can either build or purchase a proper coop that fits your space well. This will also serve as the perfect spot for them to eat, roost at night and lay eggs. Choose a structure that...

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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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