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The Gift Guide for Every Horse in the Barn

The Gift Guide for Every Horse in the Barn

No two horses are exactly alike, but hang around long enough and you start to learn "the types." Certain traits and circumstances will differ, but the need for good nutrition is universal. 

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Inside the Joint: Shock Absorption

Inside the Joint: Shock Absorption

There’s a lot of “hullabaloo” out there about equine joint supplements, but they are definitely not all created equally. My recommendation is to do your homework and choose the ones which have been scientifically validated.

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Inside the Joint: Protecting Your Horse's Cartilage

Inside the Joint: Protecting Your Horse's Cartilage

As it relates to cartilage, research has shown that in injured horses and horses with osteoarthritis, there are higher levels of C2C. With OA or injury, cartilage is compromised, in large part due to increased inflammation. Of course, this means that there will be higher levels of degradation products.

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John Wilkinson
Inside the Joint: Collagen Synthesis

Inside the Joint: Collagen Synthesis

There’s a lot of potential for biomarkers to tell us in greater detail what is going on in the joint and the body, sometimes more so than an x-ray or ultrasound.

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