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Horse Hair Analysis and the performance horse

Many performance horses are asked to push through minor physical injuries.  It is not uncommon for recurring leg swelling or body soreness to be treated with non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Phenylbutazone (bute).  The effectiveness of these treatments will be short lived if the real issue in a mineral deficiency. Read more »


US Equestrian Team Quiz #2

With the games underway and the equestrian competition already in full swing we are keeping our Olympic theme going this week with a few questions about the horses on the 2012 United States Equestrian Team.

1) Which two horses on the team are by Hanovarian stallions? Read more »


US Equestrian Team Trivia Quiz

With the Olympic games only a few days away all of the horses and riders are getting acclimated.  Their barn alleys are brimming with stars and stripes and their winter blankets and hoods are being swapped out for summer sheets with the recent spike in the London temperature. The Equestrian portion of the Olympics will stretch from July 28-Aug 9.  So lets test your Equestrian Olympics knowledge…

1) How many total medals has the US Equestrian Team won? Read more »


Cowboys climb Kilimanjaro

This week a group of real Western cowboys climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.  They trekked the Machame Route reaching the the 19,341 ft summit at 6:30AM on July 16, 2012.  Dr. Joe Carter of Oklahoma Equine Hospital led the group and posted on Facebook, “I don’t know what motivates us to do things at times… Read more »


Horse Hair Analysis results as they relate to equine ulcers

Typically our blog posts are either light hearted commentary on food, fashion, events and such; or they are educational posts designed to help our readers understand their horses and what they need to live the happiest and healthiest lives possible.  This post will be a bit different.  It is simply  data that we have collected from doing over 300 Horse Hair Analysis tests.

We know that the HHA tests pick up mineral deficiencies and metal toxicities.  We also know that Read more »


Protect your horse from herpes with Lysine

Did you know in the event of a herpes exposure, your horse can be protected with a supplemental source of  the amino acid L-Lysine?

Herpes virus organisms require arginine to reproduce.  L-Lysine acts as a binding agent at the arginine site located on the virus outer wall.  If there is enough Lysine in the area where the virus is trying to replicate, Read more »


Where the wild west meets beach Barbie

Tomorrow is opening day at the Orange County Fair.  Since most of our blog readers don’t live in Southern California we thought we would bring some OC to you.  I frequently write for the DEC blog and live in Orange County.  Although you may think since I am truly a housewife of the OC that you and I may not have much in common but nothing could be further from the truth.  What’s the saying…You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl? Read more »


How does your horse’s Hyaluronic Acid supplement measure up?

There are several Hyaluronic Acid supplements on the market for horses today but not all of them measure up.  Our HyalONE® is ONE that will actually give your horse the equine sized dose of HA that it needs.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a Read more »


The legendary Scamper passes at age 35

Anyone who has even the slightest interest in the sport of barrel racing is familiar with Charmayne James and her legendary mount Gills Bay Boy AKA “Scamper.”  This duo raced through the barrels for over a decade to win Read more »


Lets have an arm party this summer!

The hottest fashion accessory of the summer is the bracelet…..Or we should say bracelets!  The more the better!  Here are some options that you can pile on, wear to the barn and not worry about ruining if they get dusty or wet. Read more »