Health & Horsemanship
May 2019 - Show Horses Jump for Joy!
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 04:45
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Specially formulated versions of original shine and health supplements keep competitors clear of drug testing rules.

Cheval International, the creators of Color Enriching horse supplements such as Black-As-Knight, Gold-As-Sun, Red-D-Vinity, and White-As-Snow, makes all Cheval products in a non-testing Show Horse Formula.

 
April 2019 - HoofStep
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:20
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Innovative 24/7 monitoring system for horse welfare, launches on kickstarter.com.

HoofStep®, an innovative monitoring system providing real-time remote data on individual horse health and welfare, launched globally via the Kickstarter platform on March 2. The sensors and app package offers constant data collection, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, concerning the most subtle head movements a horse makes. By using proprietary artificial intelligence models, these head movements reveal a wide range of issues such as lameness, laminitis, colic, and stress. By alerting owners via a remote app about any deviations from their horses’ normal behaviors, disease or poor welfare can be detected in the earliest stages, allowing for rapid intervention.

 
February 2019 - Cheval International
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 February 2019 02:02
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A unique background led to pioneering company’s inception 30 years ago.

August Anderson invented horse coat enhancers three decades ago, helping to super charge the entire horse supplement industry.

 

 
February 2019 - Sedelogic
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 February 2019 01:57
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High tech pad for high performance.

After introducing the Sedelogic® saddle pads to the US horse industry in 2013, Vitafloor USA, along with another partner, acquired the high-tech pad last year.

Sedelogic saddle pads were developed by a veterinarian in Europe with the objective of achieving significant and verifiable improvements to the welfare and performance of horses in high-impact sports disciplines. They specifically looked at performance problems associated with significant pain in the horse’s back and this research included the world’s first pressure measurement under the saddle, while jumping a course. These studies led to the development of a machine-washable and breathable, three-dimensionally woven polyester fiber that is manufactured in two thicknesses (12 & 15 mm) and is clinically proven to distribute pressure and absorb shock up to 50% during peak pressure measurement.

 
January 2019 - The 2018 NorCal Clinic with Mandy Porter
Written by by Darby Bonomi, PhD • photos by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 28 December 2018 04:12
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A report from the sidelines.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD • photos by Kim F. Miller

Forty eight lucky riders were treated to the NorCal Hunter Jumper Association’s clinic with superstar grand prix rider and trainer Mandy Porter. The clinic, which was really two clinics spanning over two days each, was hosted by Leone Equestrians in Sacramento from November 29-December 2, 2018. An annual NorCal tradition, the free-to-members clinic had almost 100 applicants for the coveted spots.  

 
January 2019 - Academy of Animal Sport Science
Written by by Kim F. Miller
Friday, 28 December 2018 01:18
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Newly launched educational endeavor helps professionals master & keep pace with a rapidly evolving field of cutting-edge horse care.

by Kim F. Miller

Three well-known figures in horse health and owner education have realized a dream three years in development with the launch this month of the Academy of Animal Sport Science.

 

 
January 2019 - Janet Reed’s Natural Horse Feeders
Written by CRM
Friday, 28 December 2018 01:10
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High praise for feeders that require a low head position.

Dressage trainer Janet Reed is always looking out for her horses. Compassion for equines drives her in her training business and is what drove her to build a better feeder.

Too many horses eat with their heads up high and Janet knows that a horse’s head reaching towards the ground is the best way for a horse to eat. It’s the natural grazing position that makes the horse a happy creature.

 

 
December 2018 - Tips For Hard keepers
Written by By Dr. Kellon, Uckele Health & Nutrition
Friday, 30 November 2018 00:52
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For horses, at least, there is such a thing as “too thin.”

by Dr. Kellon, Uckele Health & Nutrition

Overweight horses are grabbing all the headlines, but horses that tend to be very thin can also be a major headache for their owners. While obesity is clearly to be avoided, there is such a thing as too thin.

Horses that are underweight have reduced performance capacity, reduced immunity, less tolerance for cold, reduced fertility and poor physical reserves in the face of a serious injury, illness or major surgery. They are at increased risk of side effects from even common things that are normally distributed to the fat tissue such as vitamins A or D and moxidectin.

 
November 2018 - Why Do Horses Eat Dirt?
Written by by Dr. Amy M Gill
Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:41
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This natural behavior actually has many benefits.

by Dr. Amy M Gill

One of the most frequently asked question from my clients is “Why does my horse want to eat dirt? Is she missing something in her diet?” Well, the question can be answered several ways, as there is not one particular reason why horses engage in this perfectly natural activity. Horses are supposed to eat a certain amount of dirt on a daily basis.

 
August 2018 - Mosquito Season Defense
Written by CRM
Friday, 27 July 2018 03:45
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Increased risk of core equine diseases accompanies peak pest season.

Horses are threatened with mortality rates up to 90 percent from mosquito-transmitted diseases, which include Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and West Nile virus.1

 
May 2019 - Prevention vs. Repair
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 04:43
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Preventing problems is much easier than fixing them.

The teamwork of tendons, cartilage, bone, soft tissue, and joint fluid are essential for proper joint function. A flaw with any of these working parts can create discomfort in the joint and predispose the joint to further damage.

 
April 2019 - Horse Logic Pro
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 March 2019 00:17
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Experience inspires Pam Moeck to promote line of supplements on the West Coast.

After Pam Moeck moved her son’s show horse, Cowboy, to Kellie Egkan-Hinely’s Trendsetter Performance Horses AQHA show barn, the horse was put on the same regime of supplements that the other horses were on. Within a month Cowboy’s coat improved, his allergies went away and he looked so much better.

 
February 2019 - Brain Power: Neuro-Vet™
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 February 2019 02:00
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Boosting neurotransmission, cognitive function and impacting nervous system disorders.

The ingredients in Neuro-Vet™ have been clinically studied for many years and have been proven to support neurotransmission, cognitive function and nervous system disorders. These ingredients are known as “acetylcholinesterase inhibitors,” which means that it stops an enzyme from breaking down acetylcholine.

 

 
February 2019 - Horse Transport Made Easier, Easily!
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 February 2019 01:50
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Using Equiwinner™ on horses in trailers helps them adjust to different climates and with stress during transport.

If you travel to compete, you know that transporting horses can be fraught with challenges. One challenge is that all horses are stressed by travel even if you tell them your vehicle is road ready and they’re going south for the winter or back home after being away from their buddies. And that stress can affect their behavior, their health and their ability to perform at their normal level. They also might not drink well enough to stay hydrated.

 
January 2019 - Fire Aftermath
Written by by Nan Meek
Friday, 28 December 2018 01:21
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Prevent your horse’s health from going up in smoke.

by Nan Meek

The damage done by last fall’s Camp and Woolsey fires is well known in terms of lives and property lost. Less known is the effect of smoke that lingered in the air for weeks afterward. During and after the Camp fire in Paradise, hazardous air quality hovered hundreds of miles away in San Francisco where the air quality index was worse than the notoriously smoggy cities of India and China. Smoke spread far over the ocean, and across vast swaths of California farmland and urban areas alike.

 

 
January 2019 - Tred Carefully
Written by by Tab Pigg, Certified Journeyman Farrier, Vettec, Inc.
Friday, 28 December 2018 01:14
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Making the switch from shod to barefoot.

by Tab Pigg, Certified Journeyman Farrier, Vettec, Inc.

The long debate of shod versus barefoot has yet to rein in for horse owners and hoof care professionals alike. However, proponents of either side can agree that the transition from shod to barefoot requires extra steps and precaution.

 

 
December 2018 - Saddle Fit and Winter Weather
Written by by Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE
Saturday, 01 December 2018 00:00
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by Jochen Schleese, MSD, CSFT, CSE • ©2018 Saddlefit 4 Life® All Rights Reserved

Well it’s that time of year again, and you need to consider that your horse’s conformation may likely change over the next weeks and months as you go into winter mode. Of course, if you belong to the lucky riders who get to head south for the winter with your horse, some of these points may be of less importance to you. Even luckier are those of you who live in temperate climates all year round! However, we still recommend that you consider having your saddle fit checked 2x a year – once in spring just before competition season begins, and then again in the fall as you either change your training patterns, make your way south to continue competing, or even just want to continue to ride comfortably and make sure your horse is working at its optimal level.
 
November 2018 - Before You Buy
Written by by Erin Prutow, Esquire
Thursday, 01 November 2018 01:54
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Hoof anatomy is an important, often-overlooked part of pre-purchase evaluations.

by Erin Prutow, Esquire

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give a client who is horse shopping is to be as proactive as possible. Paper your contracts, hash-out the nuts and bolts prior to transferring the horse.

 
August 2018 - Organic Horse Senior Pellet
Written by CRM
Friday, 27 July 2018 03:49
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Addition to Modesto Milling line features reduced starches.

Modesto Milling has added a new feed to their premium line of horse products, Organic Horse Senior Pellet.  This feed has all the benefits of the other great concentrates, like the flax and sunflower seeds, coconut and kelp meal, and being nutritionally balanced to complement the horse’s forage.

 
August 2018 - Dual Defense
Written by CRM
Friday, 27 July 2018 03:43
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New Farnam product offers peace-of-mind protection for horse and rider.

"Horse owners are greatly concerned about Lyme disease, as well as Zika and West Nile viruses, so having one product that’s proven effective for both horses and humans is ultra-convenient,” notes Tina Anderson, Director of New Product Strategy & Development - Equine for Farnam.

Dual Defense™ Insect Repellent for Horse & Rider provides long-lasting 12-hour protection from mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile, chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, and ticks that may carry Lyme disease, plus eight-hour protection from a variety of biting flies, chiggers and Scottish biting midges.

 
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