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Nutrition and Feeding

Nutrition and Feeding

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

Herbicides and Hay by BioStar US

Herbicides and Hay

There has been a troublesome trend over the last few years:  more and more horse owners are reporting that their ...
Feeding the Hard Keeper

Feeding the Hard Keeper

As the grass dies off in the late fall, it can become more challenging to maintain weight on the hard ...
Autumn, the season for liver support - BioStar US

Autumn: Seasonal Support for the Liver

In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, autumn is known as a cleansing time for the liver. The liver is ...
Kemosabe Living with Vegetarians - BioStar US

Living With Vegetarians

~ by Kemosabe The humans I live with are vegetarians.  This means there are no meaningful leftovers for the canines, ...
Patience is a Virtue - by BioStar US

Patience Is a Virtue

Oftentimes I’m called in for a consultation on a difficult case, such as a horse with multiple issues that don’t ...
The Puppy Cometh by BioStar US

The Puppy Cometh

By Kemosabe ~ Well, my human did it again and brought another puppy into the pack.  I have endured three ...
Gold Star K9 - Camelina Oil for dogs by BioStar US

Camelina Oil: Not Just for Horses Anymore

by Kemosabe - It was Buckaroo who discovered the wonders of camelina oil for canines.   Like other important explorers in ...
BioStar's new products Quantum EQ and Impulsion EQ

New From BioStar: Quantum & Impulsion

As you know, BioStar has never been a company that follows the pack. We stay true to our whole-food principles, ...
Shilajit for horses by BioStar US

In the BioStar Lab: Shilajit

Shilajit is a resin formed during the late Triassic period when geological shifts in the continents caused plants and ammonites ...
Chia Seeds versus Flax Seeds for Horses

Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds: Which Do I Feed My Horse?

I’m often asked the question, “Should I feed my horse flax or chia seeds?” My answer: “It depends on the ...
Deciphering the Marketing Language of a Gastric Supplement - BioStar US

Deciphering the Marketing Language of a Gastric Supplement

Recently, Purina released a new supplement called Outlast™ which will, according to the company’s literature, “support a healthy gastric environment.”  ...
Horse manure the poop on poop

What’s the Poop?

Horse people are unique in many ways, and among all our various and interesting quirks is our obsession with poop.  ...
Cool Star EQ BioStar US photo

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 ...
How Contaminated Feed and Supplements Happen

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 ...

Whole Food Supplements for Horses and Dogs