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Nutrition and Feeding

Nutrition and Feeding

Diet and nutrition protocols, important information, instructions, and advice for horses and dogs.

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Turning Down the Heat: Cooling Foods and Cool Star EQ

It’s summertime, and keeping horses cool requires stall fans, electrolytes, mineral salt blocks, and lots of water.  Did you know ...
Gastric Sensitive Horses | BioStar US

Managing Gastric Ulcer-Sensitive Horses

It can be challenging to manage a horse that tends to act ulcery  for days, weeks or months after gastric ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
BioStar US Kemosabe gets buff with sea kelp

Kemosabe Gets Buff…with Organic Seaweed

This past autumn, I was put on a diet after a visit to the vet indicated that I was a ...
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 ...
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 ...

Buckaroo’s Stew: Warming Winter Foods Done Right

Kemosabe here. I’m supposed to write about warming winter foods for dogs, but how can I when the warming food ...
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 ...
Kemosabe and Lassi

Lassi (Not Lassie) to the Rescue: The Delicious Probiotic

Okay, so I know that Lassie is some famous collie dog that the humans get all soft and mushy about ...
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 ...
Healthy Critters Episode 23 German Pinscher

Healthy Critters Radio: Digestion, Fleas, German Pinschers

Healthy Critters Radio Episode 23 is now available, thanks to the Horse Radio Network.  This episode includes: • Expert Interview: Win ...

Whole Food Supplements