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How Do You Keep a Barrel Horse With Gate Issues Calm?

How Do You Keep a Barrel Horse With Gate Issues Calm?

Speed event horses are notorious for having problems in the alley or at the gate leading into the arena. Horses that are well-behaved in the gate area are sought after...
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Summer Horse Health Tips For Hot Weather

Summer Horse Health Tips For Hot Weather

Summer offers longer days which provides more riding time. It’s also the hottest time of the year and horse owners should proceed with caution. Equines can overheat in hot, humid...
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How Does a Horse Get Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

How Does a Horse Get Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

First, it’s important to understand what EHV-1 is. Like human influenza (the flu), there are multiple strains of the equine herpes virus. EHV-1 and EHV-4 are the most common strains...
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Using Fat as an Energy Supplement Source To Help Horses Gain and Keep Weight On

Using Fat as an Energy Supplement Source To Help Horses Gain and Keep Weight On

Most people think fat is bad but when feeding healthy fats, it can be beneficial. Some horses may need to gain weight while others have trouble keeping it on. Regardless...
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Official USA Distributor For Twydil Equine Products

Official USA Distributor For Twydil Equine Products

TWYDIL USA is a proud partner of TWYDIL® Switzerland and their performance horse products. Currently, we are the sole American distributor of these top-quality, globally renowned equine dietary supplements.  Each...
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Safe Alternatives to Lasix for Horses

Safe Alternatives to Lasix for Horses

One of the best ways to support your EIPH horse and help reduce mild bleeding episodes is to use a Lasix/Salix alternative. Lasix, or the veterinary counterpart Salix, may cause...
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Equine Health Products For Show Horses

Equine Health Products For Show Horses

For horses in competition, it's important to find supplement formulas that are show-safe. That means they are free from any and all substances that horse shows, events and race tracks...
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Best Natural Remedies For Horses That Tie Up

Best Natural Remedies For Horses That Tie Up

Most cases of horses and ponies that tie up may simply have a trigger, rather than a muscle condition, that can be improved by better dietary and management practices. This...
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Can I Treat Horse Heaves With Supplements?

Can I Treat Horse Heaves With Supplements?

Why Is My Horse Coughing? When your horse coughs once or twice, it's not typically a cause for panic. Like humans, they do cough to clear their airways occasionally of...
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What Can You Give A Horse To Calm Them Down?

What Can You Give A Horse To Calm Them Down?

Does your horse behave well at home but not at the showgrounds? He's level-headed, focused and performing near perfect every time you're in the saddle. Both of you are ready...
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How Can I Protect My Horse From Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

How Can I Protect My Horse From Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)

EHV-1 is a rhinopneumonitis that usually causes respiratory infection in horses. Infected horses will often exhibit symptoms such as: high fevers, lethargy, nasal discharge, enlarged lymph nodes and swelling of...
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What Is The Best Horse Feed Supplement For Performance Horses?

What Is The Best Horse Feed Supplement For Performance Horses?

To keep equine athletes training, performing and competing at their best, it's important to understand that they have additional nutritional needs.  You can't feed a performance horse the same way...
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Why Performance Horses Need Different Levels of Nutrition, Vitamins and Supplements

Why Performance Horses Need Different Levels of Nutrition, Vitamins and Supplements

With any horse, there are factors such as breed, age, body type and activity level that influence a horse's dietary needs. Equines that need additional nutritional support are pregnant or...
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Safe EIPH Bleeding Treatment For Athletic Horses

Safe EIPH Bleeding Treatment For Athletic Horses

If your equine athlete has ever had a nosebleed (epistaxis), then you are probably familiar with the term: Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). It's likely you've discussed both medical and non-medical...
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What Can I Give My Horse For More Energy?

What Can I Give My Horse For More Energy?

You've been trying to get your horse fit for competition but most days he seems lazy and lethargic. The veterinarian gave him a complete check-up, including blood work and he's...
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The Best Calming Supplements for Horses

The Best Calming Supplements for Horses

Even the best trained horses can experience anxiety and nervousness occasionally. Some situations, like shipping or having their teeth done can stress out even the quietest of equines. Maybe your...
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Important Questions To Ask When Choosing Horse Supplements

Important Questions To Ask When Choosing Horse Supplements

In recent years, horse nutrition has been scientifically researched allowing for more targeted supplementation. A balanced equine diet must include fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Horses in heavy training,...
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Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage In Horses

Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage In Horses

EIPH or Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage is common in Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, especially those that race. It is bleeding, or epistaxis, from the nasal passages following extreme exertion. The bleeding may...
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