Understanding Heat Stress in Horses

Summer heat is quickly approaching. The increasing temperatures and humidity not only make working outside uncomfortable for us, but they also have a major impact on our horses’ health and performance. Negative responses to heat stress include going off feed, decreased fertility, colic due to decreased water content in the gut and overall poor performance. […]

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Biotin and Zinc Supplementation

Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin, also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. Biotin has essential roles in cell proliferation and amino acid production. Both attributes make biotin important for strong hooves and hair. Cell proliferation, or the process that creates new cells, is valuable for hair and hoof health. After this process, new […]

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Professional Horse Trainer Feeds Vitalize to Keep Digestive Health in Check

Candie Miner has been around high-performing horses her entire life. She was raised in Oklahoma and is an Oklahoma State University graduate with a degree in Animal Science. She now lives in Decatur, Texas, where she is a professional barrel racer and trains a handful of horses for other horse enthusiasts. Candie said she was […]

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Disinfecting Your Barn

There are two main ways to prevent disease resulting from infection by a pathogen in horses: vaccination and disinfection. Here we focus on disinfection, arguably the most important component of disease prevention as vaccines have not been developed for all disease-causing pathogens. Ideally, stables should be disinfected on an annual basis. One of the most […]

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