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Scratches, Rain Rot, Dermatitis and Skin Allergies in the Horse

Scratches, rain rot, and skin allergies in the horse…oh my!  Skin problems in the horse are very, very common and at the top of complaints for many horse owners.  For most, they are easily resolved with a little attention, while for others, the skin problems fester and turn into real concerns.  Why are these problems …

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Building the Topline in the Horse; The Importance of Nutrition and Gut Health

The topline in your horse is one of the most important groups of muscles that supports the vertebral column, the rider and saddle, and facilitates proper movement in power.  The topline in the horse is also one of the most underdeveloped muscle groups in a high percentage of horses.  Take the saddle off of many …

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Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT; Balancing the Equine Digestive Microbiome

The digestive microbiome in the horse is a crucial organ system within an organ system that impacts health and soundness.  This ‘unseen’ population of microorganisms when in balance is vital for overall health, proper digestion, performance, recovery, and healing.  Unfortunately, too many horses experience upset in this region, leading to a dysbiosis or imbalance.  Is …

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Equine Lameness and Connection with GI Health

As horse owners, we are likely to be familar with lameness associated with tendon or ligament problems, but did you know that there may be a connection with digestion?  In many cases, we have tried everything to get that tendon or ligament to heal, but all efforts are futile it seems, with the problem likely recurring.  Now, I certainly don’t have all of the answers for every problem, but over the past years, I have made some observations and a connection with GI health.