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Posts from the ‘Thrive’ Category

6
Mar

Selenium Is Essential For Horses

The mineral, selenium, is a great anti-inflammatory and anti-viral.  It has high anti-oxidant properties.  Although humans get selenium from certain nuts, fish and eggs, horses need to obtain it through Read more »

30
Jan

A Poor Hair Coat Can Be A Sign Of Something Deeper

Did you know that a horse’s coat can reveal a lot about its health?

HHA_FL_largeA dull coat can be a lack of essential vitamins and minerals.  To test these critical levels, you might want to try Horse Hair Analysis®.  We simply send a small section of your horse’s mane to a lab for profile of a horse’s biochemistry.  Along with the lab results, Read more »

16
Jan

Feeding A Senior Horse

This question was written in to Dr. Mark and the answer is useful for anyone with a horse who has reached its golden years.

I have a senior mare that can no longer eat hay. I have been feeding her soaked Triple Crown senior and alfalfa pellets but am interested in getting her off the senior feed and giving her beet pulp, rice bran, and alfalfa pellets. I am not sure how much (how many pounds per day) of each she should be getting, though. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Read more »

2
Jan

Chaste Tree Berry Powder for horses

Insulin Resistance (IR) in horses is very widespread either due to better detection and diagnosis or due to improper feeding, in particular grains and sweet feeds that are high on the Glycemic Index (chart below) meaning high in sugars.  Read more »

21
Nov

Horses need electrolytes all year round

Horses need electrolytes for proper cellular function. Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are the primary electrolytes. The cheapest forms of these minerals are bound to chloride, which is NOT recommended for a top quality electrolyte supplement. A lack of calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium may affect performance, recovery time, sensitivity to touch, anxiety and attitude in horses. The only way to improve deficiencies is to increase the levels of key electrolytes, vitamins and minerals with bio-available supplementation.

To address this concern, we recommend starting with a Read more »

24
Oct

Feeding A Horse With A Neurologic Disease

When feeding a horse with a neurologic disease, there are several things you can do to help insure your horse is getting the right nutrition and that he is able to do it safely and comfortably.

Feeding in a hay net or on top of a raised surface is recommended since horses with neurologic diseases have trouble balancing especially when Read more »

16
Sep

The best complete vitamin supplement for your horse

As a horse owner myself, I recognize how hard it is to find a complete supplement that has everything that your horse needs without a bunch of additives that your horse is better off without.

Essential was specifically formulated with the proper ratios of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, prebiotics, probiotics and electrolytes to promote the overall health of your horse.  It can help improve immune function, provide digestive support, grow strong hooves, and aid in muscle function.  Essential is ideal for all life stages of horses. Read more »

5
Sep

Ulcer Paste For Horses

Research shows up to 90% of performance horses have digestive tract ulcers. Changes in attitude, movement and body condition can be caused by ulcers. In as little as five days, an overly acidic stomach can result in mild to severe lesions of the stomach lining. Drug treatment with Omeprazole is often needed to help rid a horse of ulcers.  Although UlcerRx is by prescription only, Dr. DePaolo can answer your questions about the product and equine ulcers if you contact the DePaolo Equine Concepts office.

 

How UlcerRx Works Read more »

23
Aug

Do you think your horse has ulcers?

Read Terri’s story and see if this sounds familiar…

I don’t typically take the time to write reviews online about products that I purchase, but your Excel product it just absolutely amazing and I had to make sure I sent you my thanks for your product. I purchased my horse from another person at my boarding facility and he was nervous, anxious, and a mess from the beginning. My trainer and his wife have used your product for quite some time and recommended that I put my horse on it. I purchased your product and starting feeding it and all I can tell you is the results were amazing!

My horse used to be cinchy, to the point that I could barely get him saddled.  That does not happen anymore. My horse was also was very flighty from the day I bought him, spooking at anything in the arena or out on the trail.  Your product has really calmed him down and he does not have much that spooks him anymore. He is relaxed and calm now to the point that we are working cows on a regular basis.

The other thing that I have seen an improvement on with my horse is his weight. When I purchased him, he was underweight by about 150 pounds and I pumped food into him like crazy. I was feeding massive amounts of grain, beet pulp, weight adding supplements…practically anything that would put/keep weight on him. After I started feeding excel it was amazing how fast he put weight on and he looks amazing. People comment now how great he is looking at the muscle weight that he keeps putting on.

I am absolutely amazed by the changes that your product have made in my horse and thank you so much for giving me the horse that I have always wanted.

Much appreciated!

Terri R.

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1
Aug

Treating dehydration in horses

The heat of summer is upon us and so is competition season.  Although this is a great time enjoy your horse, it is very important to monitor his hydration and water intake.  Once it has been determined that a horse is dehydrated, the severity of the dehydration dictates the kind of treatment necessary to get the horse back to a properly hydrated state.

There are three categories of dehydration: Read more »