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Hoof Health and Soundness in the Horse; A Constant Struggle?

Are you struggling with hoof health and foot related soundness in your horse?  If you are, you are not alone!  This area of horse health can be a battle, making positive gains one minute and then falling four steps backwards the next.  When you combine other factors including weather, mud, and other unfavorable contributors into the mix, it can be really frustrating.  No matter what you do, no matter what shoes or other fixtures are applied, your horse always seems to have problems from cracks to flares, thrush, to white line issues.  Are you missing out on something?  Is there a magic trick? (more…)

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Cur-OST EQ Sole & Tendon Therapy; Promoting Hoof Health in the Horse

Upwards of 80% of all lameness conditions in the horse are directly connected to poor hoof or foot health.  That is a staggering number and considering that the foot is often overlooked, it makes us wonder what would happen IF we looked at the foot more closely?  Hoof health is intertwined with many factors including the diet, digestive health, stress, correct trimming and balance, and the immune response.  This can be overwhelming for most and in many cases, everything is being applied properly, yet, results fail to follow.  Is there something more that can be done to help encourage proper hoof health and conditioning for your horse? (more…)

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Is My Horse’s Grain Creating Health Problems?

Grain.  They are a staple in the horse community.  Processed or commercially available grain products are the most popular and there seems to be a grain blend for almost any health or performance issue. Considering the popularity of these commercial grains and the concurrent rise in health problems in horses, you have to ask whether if you are truly doing good…or are you maybe doing harm? (more…)

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Equine Health and the Importance of the Off Season

Equine health and soundness is critical for the competition athlete.  It is something that many struggle with during the competitive season, which then often translates into the off season with hopes of full recovery.  In many cases, the time off does allow for repair, just due to the fact of reduced stress, but for others, the problems persist. There may be more that can be done to further enhance the body and accelerate the recovery process, during that much needed time off .  (more…)

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