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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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John Wilkinson
Vet Talk: Managing the Metabolic Horse

Vet Talk: Managing the Metabolic Horse

As a veterinarian and a certified farrier, Dr. Vern Dryden is one of the most sought after horse health experts in the country. We caught up with Dr. Dryden to discuss how horse owners can successfully manage horses with metabolic issues like Equine Metabolic Snydrome, Insulin Resistance, Cushing's, etc.

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John Wilkinson
Spring Pastures and the Metabolic Horse

Spring Pastures and the Metabolic Horse

To a horse, the sprouting pastures of early spring must look like an inviting all-you-can-eat buffet. But just like buffets (and most things in life), too much of a good thing... Spring is typically a season of rejuvenation for horses, but for those dealing with or at risk of metabolic disorders, it can be a season of ruination without proper vigilance. Spring pastures are especially high in carbohydrates, which can trigger pasture laminitis if over-consumed. Horses especially at risk include seniors, overweight/easy keepers and breeds prone to insulin resistance, like ponies, Morgans, Arabians and some Warmbloods, to name a few. Here are some...

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John Wilkinson
Introducing Metacare™ from Equithrive

Introducing Metacare™ from Equithrive

Our mission here at Equithrive is to improve the health and performance of your horses with products that are not only developed with care, but backed by science. We also understand that providing proper care can be a strain on any horse owner's budget. So that's why we are giving you money back. Introducing Metacare™, an incentive equine wellness program from Equithrive.  SHOP NOW! To help you provide the best care possible for “easy keepers” we want to give you a $50 rebate on qualified purchases of Metabarol® to help cover the costs of testing and monitoring for common metabolic ailments like PPID,...

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