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Stress, frequent diet changes and other factors can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome. The only way to address it is through nutrition. • Photo by Molly Montag.

Leaky Gut Syndrome: A Hidden Danger for the Horse

There are many things in this world we do not know about that will not necessarily hurt us. There are some things, though, that we live with every day truly having no knowledge of that can, and will hurt us, regardless of our ignorance.

Long-Duration Joint Therapy

Western performance horses repetedly execute physically intensive maneuvers making them prone to injury. “The most common location for joint injuries are the stifles and lower hock joints behind, and the navicular region in front,” says Dr. Craig Roberts, Veterinary Director with Nucleus ProVets. In performance horses, the first indicator of joint pain is not an […]

Preventing EGUS and Gastric Discomfort

Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and gastric discomfort affect an estimated 50 to 90% of all performance horses. This man-made condition is a product of stress, reduced forage intake, intermittent feeding, confinement, and/or high starch diets. But, through dietary modifications, owners can help improve the gastric environment thereby decreasing the […]
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Caring for Horses in the Summer Months

Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Regardless of your discipline, summer is a great time to enjoy your equine companion. However, it also presents unique challenges such has high ambient temperatures, flies, and other physiological challenges associated with heat. Therefore, our nutritionists developed Forage First® Summer Care, a unique supplement specifically formulated to help support your […]

Reduce Gastric Discomfort in Performance Horses

Sponsored by ADM Animal Nutrition Today’s performance horses are challenged with a multitude of stressors including exercise, hauling, and stall confinement. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and gastric discomfort affect an estimated 50 to 90% of all performance horses. This man-made condition is a product of stress, reduced forage intake, intermittent feeding, confinement, and/or high […]