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Equine Health

BIOSTAR’S EQUINE RESEARCH

Various articles on nutrition, products, and research specific to equine health.

Contaminated Feed and Supplements

Contaminated Feed and Supplements

Recently, the dressage community was shocked to learn that two well-known rider/trainers were suspended by the FEI based on drug ...
Healthy Critters Radio 35 Dachshund

Healthy Critters Radio: Expert Advice on Dog Training, Dachshund, Bovine Colostrum, Horse Buying Stories

Healthy Critters Radio, Episode 35, is now available on the Horse Radio Network, this episode includes: • Expert Corner: Karen Quillen ...
Bovine Colostrum Ethics and industry by BioStar US

The Industry and Ethics of Bovine Colostrum

Bovine colostrum is an important therapeutic food for horses and dogs.  It provides over 70 different growth factors for tissue ...

Trees, Mice and Lyme Disease

Two researchers in the Hudson River Valley* have identified an early warning system for Lyme disease; they can predict how ...
BioStar US Aloe Vera and TumEase

Aloe Vera: The Healing Plant for Horses & Humans Alike

Aloe vera has a long history of use as an important and highly beneficial medicinal plant.  The Egyptians used aloe ...
Tigger Montague in BioStar Labs

Tweaking Formulas: Thera Calm EQ Adds Haritaki for GI Support

Admittedly, I have a compulsion to tweak, adjust, and mess with everything — kitchen recipes, my GPS’s opinion on directions, ...
Janie Ober Success Story with a Whole Food Diet

Success Story: 90 Days on a Whole Food Diet, by Janie Ober

-- by Janie Ober -- I adopted this horse in 2016 after seeing him one time in a western saddle; ...
Optimum Healthy Weight from BioStar US

New from BioStar: Optimum Healthy Weight

One of the most common equine health challenges is maintaining a healthy weight: not too fat, not too thin.  Horses ...
Circuvate EQ: advanced circulatory support for horses from BioStar US

Introducing BioStar’s Circuvate EQ: Whole Food Circulation Supplement

BioStar introduces Circuvate EQ, a brand-new circulation supplement in February, 2017, specifically designed for the equine circulatory system — the system ...
Does My Horse Need a Multivitamin / Mineral Supplement

Does My Horse Need a Multivitamin / Mineral Supplement?

"Does my horse need a multivitamin / mineral supplement?" This question comes across my desk via emails and texts several ...
Hillary Jean and Thera Calm EQ for BioStar US

Success Story: Hillary Jean and the Thera Calm EQ Difference

Veteran rider and Colorado resident Hillary Jean writes with news on how BioStar's Thera Calm EQ helped her horse settle into ...
Healthy Critters Radio: Homemade Dog Food, Transitioning your Horse's Diet

Healthy Critters Radio: Homemade Dog Food, Transitioning Your Horse’s Diet

Healthy Critters Radio Episode 28 is now available on the Horse Radio Network, this episode includes: • Critter Nutrition: Raw, ...
Thermal EQ Warming Foods Supplement for Horses by BioStar EQ

BioStar’s Thermal EQ: The Warming Foods Supplement for Winter

Several years ago on a cold December day, I was setting up feed in the barn and adding ingredients from ...
Whole Food For Horses Book Review by Lindsey for BioStar US

Whole Food for Horses: A Guide to Fitter, Happier Equines

by Lindsey Henry,  BioStar Customer Service Specialist Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one ...
Equine Connective Tissue

Connective Tissue Support: Foods and Treatments

The connective tissue includes tendons and ligaments.  Tendons attach skeletal muscles to bone; their basic function is to transmit the ...
Ulcer Sensitivities in Horses

Ulcer Sensitivities in Horses and How to Address Them

Horses evolved from small forest dwellers into grazers on the open plains and savannas.  Biologically, they are adapted to eating ...
science of supplements

The Verdict: What Science Says About Supplements

Recently, a report on calcium supplements was made public.  This is not the first time researchers have taken a deeper ...
Water and hydration

Water Quality Matters: Introducing the Horse Hydrator

Water has been on my radar for some time now, long before hearing about the Horse Hydrator, and long before ...

Whole Food Supplements