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Equi-Palm™ – Alternative Energy Source for Horses

Posted by ENHS on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Product Discussion 
The energy or calorie requirement of the horse is one of the most commonly analyzed factors of performance. Horses that compete in energy-oriented competitions need the proper amount of fuel to perform at their best, whether it is racing, eventing, or endurance riding. Often times when the topic of energy sources comes up, carbohydrates are considered the main source of energy. While carbohydrates play an important role in the production of energy, other sources, such as fat, should not be ig...
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Equine Probiotics for Digestive Health – EquiOtic™

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : Product Discussion 
The horse’s digestive tract is delicate system and often the rigors of training, showing, traveling, and the stresses of injury and illness, can cause disruption of normal function. As discussed in our blog post “Supporting Equine Digestion – Intestinal Micro-organisms for Healthy Gut Function”, one of the best ways to support and maintain a healthy equine digestive tract is to provide it with healthy microbes through the use of probiotics. Equine probiotic supplements on today’s ma...
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Supporting the Equine Immune System – Beta-Stim™

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Product Discussion 
From time to time all horses can benefit from an immune boost and Beta-Stim™, a novel and unique equine immune supplement, is effective at helping the horse fend off bacterial and viral infection when exposure occur.

Beta-Stim™ contains Beta-1,3/1,6 D-glucan (also known as Beta Glucan) from purified yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) which is clinically proven to activate the immune system by stimulating production and activation of macrophages, the natural pathogen scavenger in the horse. A...
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An Equine Electrolyte for All Seasons – Electro-Ryte™

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Product Discussion 
Even with cooler weather on the horizon, maintaining your horse's electrolyte level is still as important as ever. As discussed in one of our previous blog posts, “Keeping the Horse Replenished – Equine Electrolytes”, electrolytes are mineral salts that create the electrical current in the horse. In addition to creating the electrical current, electrolytes are necessary for a variety of biological processes, including:
  • Muscular contraction
  • Water balance
  • Regular heartbeat

If electrolyte lev...
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Targeted Nutrient Therapy for Insulin Resistance

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : Product Discussion 
As discussed in our blog post series on Feeding and Managing the Overweight Equine, obesity is becoming widespread among the equine population due to better quality nutritional products and pasture management and lack of exercise. Obesity can lead to a variety of unfortunate consequences, including Cushing’s disease and insulin resistance, which must then be treated for the entirety of the horse’s life.

Increasing the amount of exercise, closely monitoring forages and grazing times, and f...
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OmegaTri and the Equine - Reducing Inflammation, Restoring Balance

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Product Discussion 
The topic of oil supplementation for the horse is a common discussion among horse owners. Often when you walk into someone’s feed room you may see bottles of corn oil, sunflower oil, or fish oil. What are these oils trying to accomplish? For some, it might be to improve coat quality or to help add weight, but the type of oil product that will be looked at today has another purpose – reducing inflammation and restoring balance to the equine diet.

OmegaTri oil is different from the o...
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Let's Talk About Equine Probiotics - EquiOtic

Posted by Dr. Amy Gill on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Product Discussion 
Greetings and welcome to the Equine Nutrition and Health Services blog! This blog provides equine nutritional tips and advice, equine nutrition news, and product discussion. For those of you looking for equine nutrition information and advice, you are at the right place!

Today's post is going to center around a unique and novel product called EquiOtic, an equine origin probiotic developed by Dr. Bill Bernard. If you are unfamiliar with equine probiotics, I would suggest reading this arti...
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