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Feeding the Golden Oldies

Feeding horses in their golden years can be a bit of a challenge. Horses that were easy keepers and very robust in their youth frequently have surreptitious nutritional needs as they age. download research article  

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Turmeric reduces inflammation in cartilage explants

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a South Asian perennial herb of the ginger family. The active principle of turmeric are the curcuminoids which have a bitter pepper flavor and aroma and give turmeric its characteristic mustardy colour. download research article

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Reproductive toxicity study of a herbal product (Nasprin) in sprague dawley rats

Summary: Nasprin (Selected Bioproducts Inc., Guelph ON Canada) is an herbal product formulated to relieve acute and chronic pain in horses and dogs. download research article

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Technical monograph: Spearmint

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) is a perennial plant native to Southeast Asia and a large portion of the European continent. It is an agronomically robust plant and as such is extensively cultivated as a culinary and medicinal herb in many parts of the world, including the North American Great Lakes region. download research article

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What’s the buzz on B-vitamins

B-vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that are cause for some confusion with horse owners. The confusion is based upon the rather fuzzy knowledge that the bacteria in the horse’s digestive system produce some of these vitamins. So do we really need to supplement the diet with them? download research article

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Liver Function and Dysfunction in the Horse

The liver is a highly evolved and complex organ, which plays a vital role in almost every bodily function including metabolism, protein assembly, energy generation, and cellular repair and regeneration. download research article

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EGUS - Ulcers Horse Care and Treatment

EGUS is recognized as a significant health concern in mature and immature horses. It is most common among performance horses, with an incidence as high as 100% (Bell et al., 2007). Clinical presentation of EGUS varies and is dependent on location and severity of ulcers. Signs may include poor body condition, retained hair-coat, reduced appetite download research article

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NASPRIN Safe for use in pregnant mares

Nasprin (Selected Bioproducts Inc., Guelph ON Canada) is an herbal product formulated to relieve acute and chronic pain in horses and dogs. The anti-inflammatory activity of Nasprin is attributed to the presence of plants with historic use as pain-relieving properties, including Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), White Willow (Salix alba), Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Cayenne (Capsicum anuum)... download research article

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Rancidity of Flax and other feeding oils defined

Feeding oils are an important strategy for increasing caloric intake for performance horses, in addition to helping maintain good coat condition, gut function and overall general health. However, feeding these types of products requires special considerations in order to prevent product rancidity. Rancidity (or ?going off’) is generally due to hydrolysis or oxidation, and most... download research article

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