Organic Minerals 101

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The use of organic minerals is becoming more and more popular in the horse feed industry, and there are many different types of minerals that fall under the “organic mineral” term. However, they are not all created equal.

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Good Bugs for Foals

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Researchers now understand that the gut is the most susceptible site of infection in foals – even more so than the site of the umbilical cord. Foals are actually born with a sterile gut, meaning they lack the important “good bugs” needed to fend off harmful disease-causing pathogens.

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Building Muscle

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Every good barrel horse has that undeniable explosive power that comes from strong, fully engaged muscles. Along with proper training, an amino acid supplement can help improve muscling and explosive strength in horses.

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Natural Arthritis Relief for Horses

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Many horses are on routine drug therapy to manage chronic arthritis pain caused by performance stress, injury, poor conformation or old age. These therapies typically include joint injections and NSAIDs—non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, these drugs can have negative effects on the horse’s body and may even be career-ending.

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Drug-Free Joint Support

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Barrel horses constantly battle low-grade inflammation in their joints caused by repeated maneuvers such as turning, rolling back, and stopping. This inflammation can be especially prominent in horses that work in very hard or deep ground on a daily basis.

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