Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Development and Management

PD is a respiratory problem caused by allergens and effects health and performance in many horses. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as “heaves” or recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), occurs in horses that are allergic to environmental dust allergens. The allergic reaction causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways creating breathing difficulties. Affected horses Read More …

Performance

damage to muscles. Antioxidants are added to many horse feeds and supplements as they are widely perceived to benefit competing and exercising horses. How do antioxidants supplements work in the horse’s body and how does their function benefit horses in training? What are Antioixdants? The term “Antioxidants” refers to a group of chemicals that stop Read More …

Digestion

Studies show that 4-10% of horses are diagnosed with colic annually. However, some types of colic are more serious than others. From an owner’s perspective, colic is one of the most frightening conditions that can affect a horse. Probably because in spite of it’s relatively low incidence, not only can colic still strike with impunity, Read More …

How do I calm my horse?

Excitable behaviour in horses is linked with environment, breeding and nutritional imbalances. Dietary supplements are a competition safe method of calming nervous horses and improving performance. Modern horse husbandry is often far removed from a horse’s natural environment, which along with athletic training, competition demands and high starch and sugar diets can lead to over-excitable Read More …

Electrolytes

What are Electrolytes for Horses? Essentially electrolytes are minerals that form salts. These salts dissolve in the horse’s blood stream. They are necessary for nerve function, muscle function, digestion, nutrient absorption, brain function. They are, in fact, responsible in some way for all of the chemical reactions and pathways that sustain life. The actual electrolytes Read More …