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Can Curcumin or Turmeric Help Your Horse?

Turmeric and curcumin.  Both well known names in the world of herbs and alternative medicine, even in the horse industry.  Despite being well known, many do not trust or believe this herb can be of any value in helping their horse. The reason for this disbelief is two-fold, stemming from misinformation or a lack of true desire to investigate the herb and acquire an understanding.  When used properly in the horse, both curcumin and turmeric can be of real value, but again, there must be a certain level of understanding in its proper usage. (more…)

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Adaptogens; Rebuilding and Calming the Horse

Adaptogens are powerful in their ability to impact the health of the horse, and the term ‘adaptogen’ has become rather familiar for many owners.  In today’s horse world, anxiety runs very deep, contributing heavily to ulcers, irritable bowel conditions, performance issues, a lack of focus, and many other problems.  For many owners, they are seeking that one solution, that one fix, that will remedy all of their horse’s problems, and while this is possible in a few cases, for most the solution comes with a better understanding.  As with all things, if you’d like to properly implement something and gain results, it is best served to take the time to better comprehend the problem and possible solutions. (more…)

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Creating Real Change in the Metabolic Horse

The easy-keeper and metabolic horse pose many challenges to horse owners, farriers, and veterinarians in many facets of equine health and soundness.  For some owners, they are contending with weight issues, insulin resistance, laminitis, and other health concerns in their horse.  For many others, these primary issues are not the problem, but more so it is allergies, ongoing colic concerns, irritable bowel issues, hindgut acidosis, and non-healing injuries or foot problems.  While this second group doesn’t realize it, all of those issues stem from underlying weight issues, metabolic concerns, and often poor digestive health balance.  Let’s look at some new options to assist these horses. (more…)

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Vitamin E in the Neurological Horse; Maybe More Harm Than Good?

Vitamin E often goes hand in hand with conditions such as EPM (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis) , EDM (equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy), and even PSSM (polysaccharide storage myopathy) in the horse.  This vitamin possess moderate antioxidant capabilities and can render much needed benefits to those horses afflicted with those conditions, however, not every horse responds and in fact, there is clinical evidence that some horses might actually deteriorate.  Despite rendering antioxidant properties, is there maybe more to the story, regarding vitamin E supplementation in the horse and should a broader approach be utilized for improved outcomes? (more…)

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Cur-OST EQ Topline & Muscle Protein Rebuilds the Horse

Building the topline and overall muscle development in the horse can be a real challenge for many horse owners.  In order to provide for proper topline and muscle development in the horse, protein and amino acids are vital for success.  Most feed regimens and forages being fed are lower in digestible protein and not often high enough to support proper muscle growth.  Supplementing with Cur-OST EQ Topline & Muscle, may provide the edge you are seeking to help your horse to rebuild muscle and topline. (more…)

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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 high level competition horses and you will be witness to a weak topline, which then impacts that horse’s performance and soundness.  Why is the topline so tough to build and what can you do to regain muscle and strength to that region in the horse? (more…)

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Bone and Joint Support in the Horse; Cur-OST EQ Bone Support

The bones make up the skeleton and foundation of every horse and are directly involved in every joint. When we have a failing joint in the horse, it is really a matter of failing bone. Bone health is paramount for overall support, movement, and joint function.  In every horse, especially as they age or are heavily under work, the bones will gradually change over time and joints will remodel. The long-term effect is typically seen as osteoarthritis or simply arthritis, which impacts upwards of 80% of all horses, creating discomfort, reduced range of motion, and impaired performance.  Arthritis in the horse, or joint associated lameness, is often the most common reason for an owner to seek out veterinary advice.  Despite all of our efforts and means of intervention, the long-term outlook for bone and joint health in the horse is often not what we would desire it to be.  Is Cur-OST® EQ Bone Support a new approach for long-term bone and joint health in the horse? (more…)

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Cur-OST EQ Inflammend; Harnessing the Power of Turmeric in the Horse

Inflammation is at the core of most horse related lameness and health conditions.  The cellular process is present, contributing to a high level of dysfunction and even degeneration, but we are often left with the ultimate question as to how to aid the situation.  Many current therapies target the inflammatory process, helping to balance it, but more times than not, we are left seeking, as a horse owner, veterinarian, and farrier.  What more can be done to help the horse and to further promote balance in that inflammatory process, while also keeping cost under control?  Curcumin and Turmeric extracts could prove to provide real solutions! (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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Calming the Anxious Horse and Reducing Anxiety; How and Why It Is Important

The horse is just as prone to anxiety as we are, believe it or not.  Anxiety in the horse impacts their performance and ability to pay attention, but it also can dramatically impair their health.  The anxiety problem in the horse industry is becoming a big problem. Many horse owners are just seeking a calming supplement for their horse and some even resort to sedatives or tranquilizers.  Although some of these remedies can help, most are not getting to the root of the problem. Until you get to the main issue at hand, the anxiety and impacted performance may always be an issue of concern.

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