How to Read a Feed Label
When you walk into a feed store trying to find feed to meet your horse’s needs it can be pretty overwhelming. Every store you walk into is going to give you a different recommendation and every sales person is going to give you their opinion as well. Be warned; many feed stores are more motivated by how big their profit margin is rather than concern for your horse's health. Remember that some people working in feed stores have had little or no training on how to correctly feed a horse. Just because they work in a feed store doesn’t mean...
Garlic is one of those 'controversial' supplements I like to talk about. Anything considered 'natural' seems to have controversy linked to it. Like anything, garlic has its positives and its negatives. Making a choice for your horse is about knowing both sides of the story. THE POSITIVES Garlic has been used for centuries for many health benefits: Boosts immune system Anti-fungal Anti-bacterial Anti-viral Repels both internal and external parasites Garlic also provides the following nutrients all in an easily digestible form: Potassium Vitamin B6 Vitamin C Copper Iron Calcium Selenium Manganese THE NEGATIVES Garlic in large doses can cause stomach...
Parasites: Part 1
Parasites: Part 1 THINGS I NEVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PINWORMS Parasites are nasty creatures. Regardless of whether they are harmful to the body or not -- like the ones that live in your eyelashes -- most of us are pretty grossed out over creatures inhabiting our bodies without our permission. For the last five or so years, I have been curbing the parasite population in horses, dogs, cats and myself through preventative and natural means as I am trying to reduce the amount of chemicals that are introduced to our bodies. There is no argument over the fact that...