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Transdermal Application of Magnesium… Recent research has proven that the transdermal application of magnesium has several significant health benefits. It’s official, magnesium can successfully penetrate the skin, the beneficial effects and speed of penetration are increased in fur or hair covered mammals. Very good news for those of us who rely on magnesium for the […]

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From the gut to the foot- how an event that starts in the gut has the potential to cause the collapse of the foot -putting together the pieces and the relationship between colitis/colic/overeating grass/carbs, how science is starting to make the links often by using human research for comparison. The horse is designed to eat […]

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Why plant based phytotherapy/medicine cannot be proven by current scientific methods meaning a list of references and peer based reviews from scientific journals is unlikely in our times. Does this make the centuries old techniques and logic of Chinese, Greek and Ayurvedic medicine foolishness, or just an oversight in current scientific thinking? Science devised by […]

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Why is it that plants with a ‘poisonous to horses label’ are frequently sought out and eaten with some relish by horses. Don’t they know how that makes us feel!! One answer is that some of the stronger and more toxic plants contain large molecule compounds with poor bioavailability. This means that the plant compounds […]

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Shetlands and Insulin Resistance Native ponies and cross breeds have a lower insulin sensitivity than thoroughbreds or sport horses and levels vary between individual horses. There are hardly any studies of normal levels of insulin and the tests used are often inaccurate, with major differences on levels depending on the lab and blood test used. […]

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How mineral levels have changed since 1966. Soils are lower in mineral content than 50 years ago but how does this effect the actual ingested mineral content? Let’s do a comparison with the results from a mineral analysis taken from various grasses in 1966 with a similar analysis from 2013. In g/kg and like per […]

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Cushings is often worse at this time of the year- Agnus Castus/Pergolide or both? Pergolide is used to control the symptoms of Cushings disease but as the condition is only controlled not cured by pergolide and as horse gets older further degeneration is inevitable, could more be done nutritionally to limit the damage done to […]

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Sea Source – award winning product • Three sea-minerals vital to racehorse health.-Sulphur is an essential part of all living cells, including amino acids, vitamins and cartilage. Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) is sulphur in its organic form and is often fed to horses to prevent arthritis, relieve pain and protect joints. However feeding sulphur as […]

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