Equine Health

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Equine nutrition, diet, supplements, health products, and research specific to your horse’s health and wellbeing.

Omeprazole use in horses with ulcers | BioStar US

Omeprazole for Horses with Ulcers: the Good, the Bad, and the Questionable

Omeprazole is a medicine classified as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), and its purpose is to block stomach acid production ...
Kelly Soleau-Millar success story with whole food supplements | BioStar US

Success Story: Kelly Soleau-Millar finds Performance Success with Whole Food

When Kelly Soleau-Millar’s top horse at the time was battling persistent hind gut ulcers and no medication seemed to work, ...
Circuvate | BioStar US

Circulatory Support for Horses in Winter

The importance of added equine circulatory support in the winter months is clear; cold weather can bring out the youthful ...
Medicinal Mushrooms for horses and dogs | BioStar US

Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have thousands of years of use as therapeutic foods in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as in ancient ...
Green Lipped Mussels | BioStar US

Green-Lipped Mussels for Equine and Canine Health

The indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, have for hundreds of years regarded green-lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) as a ...
Probiotics For Horses | BioStar US

How to Select the Best Probiotics for Horses

Probiotics for horses are popular supplements in the equine world. They are often included in commercial feeds, multivitamin and mineral ...

Gastric Support in a Multivitamin/Mineral: Optimum GI

BioStar presents the latest in its multivitamin/mineral line: Optimum GI. This innovative supplement addresses and supports both the upper and ...
Optimum JS 2.0 and Optimum Senior JS 2.0

Advanced multivitamin/mineral with joint support now available!

As we continue to study nutrition for horses, we have discovered mineral deficits, specific mineral excesses, and protein requirements that ...
Equine Gastric Ulcers | BioStar US

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome and Your Horse

I remember the first time I heard the words: “I think we need to treat your horse for ulcers.”  It ...
Optimum EQ 2.0 | BioStar US

Announcing Optimum EQ 2.0 from BioStar

If you give your horse a multivitamin/mineral, it’s possible that your horse’s body is not able to process all of ...
Does your horse need a multivitamin/mineral | BioStar US

Does your horse need a multivitamin/mineral?

Questions about multivitamin and multimineral supplements come across my desk several times a week.  The topic is often on internet ...
Optimum EQ | BioStar US

BioStar Upgrades Multivitamin/Mineral Formulas

When we introduced Optimum EQ to combat equine mineral deficiencies in 2007, it was revolutionary: not only for the ingredients ...