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Nutrition and Feeding

Nutrition and Feeding

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

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 ...
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 ...

Whole Food Supplements for Horses and Dogs