Impacts of Stress on Health

In all species stress is inevitable, and horses are no exception. Whether the horse is stressed from transport, competition, a change in their daily routine or a shift in the weather, the ultimate result is an increase in the stress hormone cortisol and a cascade of effects on health. Two of the most common impacts […]

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Nutrition for Bone and Joint Health

Adequate nutrition is essential for everything from keeping a horse’s coat shiny to maintaining healthy bones and joints. Although it may often be overlooked, there are several key nutrients that yield good bone and joint health in horses. These include: Calcium – Likely the most logical nutrient for bone health, calcium is a mineral that […]

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VFA Importance in Horses and How Amaferm Can Help

Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) are a group of fatty acids produced by the cellulose digesting microbes in a horse’s hind gut. Interestingly, the microbes that produce VFAs cannot use them; they are simply a by-product of the fermentation process employed by the microbes to degrade cellulose found in forages. Instead, the horse absorbs them through […]

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