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Healing the Equine Tendon & Ligament

Equine tendon and ligament injuries are extremely common in the industry, being created as a result of many factors.  Despite being very common in the industry, the recovery rate is dismal with a high percentage of horses either experiencing a recurrence of the injury or being forced to retire to a lower level of work due to persistent lameness.  This doesn’t have to happen and through a better understanding, either you can reduce the incidence of tendon and ligament injuries through prevention or enhance your recovery rate with proper supplementation. (more…)

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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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Rebuilding Your Horse’s Core for Health and Soundness

The Three Treasures of Chinese medicine are the root of almost every health and lameness condition impacting the horse.  Resolve, re-balance, and support these three important facets of the body and you will restore health and soundness to your horse. This is the core or root process involved with healing and recovery.  Understand it and the answers will seem rather straight forward.  Ignore it and you will be chasing your own tail as you struggle to find solutions and long-term remedies as a horse owner. (more…)

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Fueling and Repairing the Horse Cells; Cur-OST EQ Cell Repair

In order to compete, run, jump, recover from an injury, muscle stiffness, PSSSM, or even battle the effects of metabolic syndrome, a horse is completely reliant upon their cells.  Now, this may be obvious, as all tissues are composed of different cell types, but for most, the negative events you are encountering in your horse are actually due to those cells not functioning correctly.  They are damaged and in need of desperate repair.  As a result of their reduced function, other vital areas of your horse’s health are also impaired.  How do you repair the cells and turn the tide on this viscous cycle of events?  The Cur-OST EQ Cell Repair formula may just be the answer you are seeking! (more…)

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Horse Health and Lameness; Nitric Oxide and Circulation

The horse is just as predisposed to health ailments or lameness associated conditions as any human or athlete.  A high majority of these health and lameness conditions are directly linked back to chronic inflammation on many levels.  Nitric oxide plays an important role in over horse health and lameness. It is an important gas that is produced within the body that impacts circulation, vascular health, and can be negatively impacted by many factors.  This reduction or alteration in nitric oxide production can play a role in many horse health and lameness conditions.  Is there something you can do about nitric oxide and circulation to aid in the recovery and overall health for your equine companion? (more…)

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Considerations in Equine Tendon Injuries

A tendon and ligament injury is common in the equine industry, impacting upwards of 30% of horses. Despite the injuries being common, most often result in loss of use or reduced use, especially in highly competitive industries including racing.  These injuries are often frustrating to both owner and veterinarian because healing can be slow and often incomplete, despite valiant efforts.  Can healing be enhanced and recovery improved?  The answer is always an emphatic ‘yes’, but each case can be different. (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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Equine Sports Injury Management For Optimal Outcomes

A sports related injury is common in equine competitions and training.  They are expected to occur and are likely, due to the extreme stress placed upon horse joints and other supporting structures, often exceeding normal limitations.  The injuries can be a short term nuisance, but many prove to be long-term, career ending problem that drags on for years.  Management and therapy of the horse injury from both a preventative and therapeutic perspective can dictate the outcome and often improve our odds of success.  In order to understand the therapy options before you, we have to understand what is taking place within that horse. (more…)

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Cur-OST EQ Pure; Critical Support for Critical Conditions

Joint degeneration, tendon injuries, laminitis, navicular conditions and even back pain can limit any horse, but especially those competitive athletes.  In many cases, these conditions have progressed further than we would like, resulting in marked changes to the joints and even damage to tendons or ligaments, often becoming unresponsive to traditional therapies and medications.  The bottom line contributor is the inflammatory process, which impacts cell health, circulation, cell function and overall health.  Sometimes, those patients require a higher level of support to ease their discomfort and improve overall performance in what ever they do.

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