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Equine Performance & Stamina; Achieving Optimal Results

The performance of an equine athlete is vitally important whether if we are talking Dressage, Jumping, Western Pleasure, Barrel Racing or on track TB or QH racing. One of the biggest determinants of performance is stamina.  Without stamina, almost always, performance is reduced on various levels.  So, what determines one or the other? What dictates performance in that equine athlete and considering that stamina is involved, what options do we have to improve the outcome? (more…)

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Cur-OST EQ Revive; Not Just to Enhance Performance!

Stamina and performance are two key issues on the competitive horse owner’s minds.  Those two factors can make all of the difference and separate your horse out from the others in any competition, whether if it is barrel racing, flat racing, dressage or jumping.  There are many contributors to enhancing stamina and performance, some of which are inherent in that horse, but others can be manipulated to enhance results! It’s not really about “Performance Enhancement” but more so about “Health Restoration“.  If we restore health and cell function, then performance and stamina soon follow. (more…)

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Equine Stamina & Recovery; Influence of Two Key Herbs

Equine performance, stamina, recovery, and overall health are tied in together.  For centuries, various “tonic” herbs have been utilized in Chinese and Ayurvedic medical cultures, to help rebuild and promote vitality in the body, especially post illness or in cases of mental or physical exhaustion. Two key herbs stand out regarding their known ability to ‘revive’ or reenergize the body: Cordyceps sinensis and Astragalus membranaceus. In a search on Pubmed.gov, there are 853 cited papers on Astragalus membranaceus and 1118 on Cordyceps sinensis.  This give us an idea of the vast amount of research conducted and the potential applications towards health restoration. (more…)

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Anhidrosis in the Horse; Thoughts and Considerations

Anhidrosis is a common problem, impacting upwards of 10% of horses, which are usually subjected to high heat and humidity for prolonged periods of time.  It is an important condition in the horse as its presence can impact stamina, recovery, and overall ability to exercise.  Sweat production is vital for the body, not only to aid in detoxification, but also in thermoregulation.  When your horse cannot sweat they can quickly overheat.  Solutions for anhidrosis are sporadic with some of these therapies helping a few horses while others do not benefit.  Hopefully, if you take a deeper look into this condition you can arrive at some potential options to improve management. (more…)

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