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Which Is Best' Flaxseed or Fish Oil For Your Horse

The equine-nutrition buzzword ?omega? can influence your choice in feeds and supplements. What you may not realize, though, is which omega your horse needs and which you're truly getting. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important in the equine diet because they're the only forms of fat the horse cannot synthesize, or make, in his body. That means they must be present in the horse's diet in order for the horse to benefit from them. A horse who is deficient in his intake of these essential fatty acids will likely have a dry coat, skin and hooves. Internally, he'll be battling

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Strength Is So Important In Horse Training

John Strassburger

Training horses for eventing or dressage is a lot like training human athletes for sports like gymnastics, track or figure skating. Actually, I’d say that training a horse to event is a lot like training a person to do all three of those sports. read more

Fly Sheets 2014 – Lots of Improvement

Beth Hyman

In this trial, we noticed the horse fly sheets really trended toward extreme protection. Many we tested included neck covers, belly coverage and very fine mesh to protect the horse from smaller insects and UV rays. And the equine Bucas Zebra print sheet has some validity to the “stripes confuse flies” research from a few years ago. read more

Equine Herpes Virus Update

Grant Miller, DVM

Recent reports of Equine herpes virus Type 1 in numerous states prompt state veterinarians to issue warnings to horse owners to be on the look out for the virus. This post covers some of the basics about the virus, including how you can lower your horse's chances of contracting it. read more

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