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31
Oct

A soldier’s sidekick

The Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX recently unveiled a monument dedicated to dogs in combat.  The nine-foot tall bronze statue, which features four dogs (A Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever and Belgian Malinois) with a handler was created using private donations.  This is the first national monument of its kind in the US.  Inscribed with the words “Guardians of America’s Freedom,” reminding us of how valuable our canine companions are in combat.

27
Oct

The optimal way to feed your horse – Part 2: “ground feeding and pasture grazing”

In the second part to our multi-post topic of Nutrition, we are addressing ground feeding and pasture grazing.  We will also touch on water consumption and salt (or sodium chloride).  Ground feeding: Arguably the most natural arrangement for feed consumption that owners can offer their horses. Read more »

24
Oct

The optimal way to feed your horse – Part 1: “off the ground feeders”

There are numerous ways in which feed can be given to horses.  Most of these methods were thought of with care given to elimination of waste rather than optimal conditions for horse health.  While it cannot be denied that feed is expensive, the health of the horse consuming it must be taken into consideration as well. Read more »

22
Oct

Lysine for horses

We have had lots of interest about the benefits of feeding Lysine to horses.  Here is a short video outlining the benefits of this essential amino acid.  To purchase Lysine, please visit our online store. Read more »

21
Oct

Cooking pumpkin for your pets

This time of year there seems to pumpkins everywhere, right?  Well, did you know that pumpkins are very healthy for your pets?  Canned pumpkin (without sugar, flavor or sweeteners) or cooked fresh pumpkin can have many health benefits for dogs, cats and horses.

Pumpkin is great for digestive health.  It can help with both Read more »

9
Oct

Various acupuncture treatment modalities for horses

There are some very import steps to insure that your horse’s acupuncture treatment is conducted by someone who is qualified.  The veterinarian should first ask for a history of the horse. This is then followed by a physical examination, where the acupuncture meridians will be evaluated for sensitivity or blockages. Palpating meridians and points will locate problem areas without having to ride the horse or perform a lameness evaluation. Based on the findings, the best treatment modality will be applied to relieve the condition. Read more »

9
Oct

The benefits of feeding your horse Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid that cannot be created by the body, so it must be obtained by food or supplements.  Giving it in times of stress is beneficial for calcium absorption, building muscle protein, boosting the immune system and supporting the body’s production of hormones, enzymes and antibodies.

Because Lysine prevents the replication of the herpes virus, high doses will help to prevent Rhino and Neurologic Herpes Virus.  Supplementation can improve immune function which helps your horse when exposed to Read more »

5
Oct

The Benefits of Equine Acupuncture

Because acupuncture balances the body’s own system of healing, complications rarely, if ever, develop. It is a means by which the body can heal itself.  This natural healing is beneficial for:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Hormone regulation
  • Decrease gastrointestinal irregularities Read more »
2
Oct

Equine Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture as a health care treatment began over 3000 years ago in China, and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as a “valid modality” for treating horses. The treatment consists of inserting solid, fine, sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points of the body to prevent and treat disease.

The procedure must be administered by a Read more »