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Nutrition and Feeding

Nutrition and Feeding

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

immune support for horses - BioStar US

Weathering the Winter: Foods to Support the Immune System

Wintertime is upon us—as is a very active flu season.  Fortunately, there are specific foods that will support your horse’s ...
Kemosabe - Sprouts

In the Food Bowl: Sprouts!

My human likes to experiment with food.  She experiments on her dogs and her horses and herself.  Sometimes the new ...
When to use What - Part 2 - BioStar US

What, When & Why, Part 2: Equine Supplements for Specific Health Conditions

Last month, we provided an updated go-to guide with answers to some of the product questions we get most often ...
When to use which supplement by BioStar US

Choosing Equine Supplements: What, When, and Why? [PART 1]

BioStar offers an array of specialized supplements, but which ones are best for your horse? Should you use hemp oil ...
Circuvate EQ: A Formula for Better Blood Flow

Circuvate EQ: A Formula for Better Blood Flow

The body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.  Increased blood flow is a ...
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.  ...
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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 ...

Whole Food Supplements for Horses and Dogs