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Welcome to the BioStar Blog!


Our mission is to share information, help empower dog and horse owners with knowledge about nutrition and health of their animals, and bring them the best whole food supplements.

Here you’ll find many of our own personal experiences and opinions, and we’ve taken care to ensure that the more technical information we present is backed by published nutritional studies and scientific research. Please remember, though, that the blog articles themselves are not intended to cure, diagnose, or treat any disease.

Questions about our equine and canine whole food supplements? Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist.


Hedgerow K9 with S. boulardii: New Probiotic Support for Dogs

The yeast strain Saccharomyces boulardii is one of the most researched probiotic strains on the planet, and has become a very popular probiotic for dogs. It is known for its benefits in
Processed feed

Distillers Grains: The Antibiotic Connection

Distillers grains, also known as "distillers dried grains with solubles" is a common ingredient in processed feeds. As the name ...
Flex Well EQ Joint Supplement

Equine Joint Supplements: Food for Better Connections

There are so many equine joint supplements available, that it's hard to figure out which one to choose. But if ...
Organic vs. Natural, what are the food labels really telling you?

Coming to Terms: What Food Labels Really Mean

There are so many marketing geniuses, hype specialists, and spin doctors in the food industry these days it’s hard to ...
Horse Feed Preservatives: Better Living Through Chemistry

Horse Feed Preservatives: Better Living Through Chemistry

At a recent seminar I gave in Wellington, Florida, several questions were raised in the audience about certain preservatives in ...
Red Clay Electrolytes

The Wonders of HSCAS: Healing Clay for Horses

On my frequent journeys down the rabbit hole of research, I stumbled upon a silicate clay designated in scientific terms ...
Whole food nutrients: the body's preferred delivery method

Whole Food Nutrients: The Body’s Top Choice

Before there was much specific talk of whole food nutrients, there was a simpler question: HOW ARE NUTRIENTS DELIVERED TO ...
BioFlora probiotic prebiotic for horses

Bio Flora EQ: Prebiotics / Probiotics for Horses

Prebiotics and probiotics for horses have been used as common additives to feed and supplements.   Until recently, the amount of ...
Nutritionism: Understanding Ingredients, Understanding Food

Nutritionism: Understanding Ingredients, Understanding Food

Before jumping into nutritionism, let's think about ingredients for a moment. When we read the labeled contents of most commercial ...
Commercially processed horse feed

Processed Horse Feed: The Great Compromise

The advantages of commercially processed horse feed: There is no question that commercially processed horse feed has provided convenience to ...
Healing Power of Smectite Clay | BioStar US

The Amazing Healing Power of Smectite Clay

I want to go into some detail on the benefits of smectite clay for horses, but first, I confess: In ...
Winter Mash for Horses

Winter Mash for Horses

For years I have been making a Christmas mash for the horses. I enjoy preparing the mashes and watching the ...
Figs for horses and humans

A Fig for All Reasons

Figs are a member of the mulberry family and are believed to have been cultivated in Egypt. They became a ...