Category: Nutrition

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Iron Overload in Horses

I recently wrote an article for The Horse about a study which evaluated the potential link between insulin resistance (IR) and iron overload in horses.  Interestingly enough, the study’s purpose was actually to investigate this...

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Q & A with Equine Herbalist, Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly is a fully qualified Master Herbalist who graduated from the Irish School of Herbal Medicine in County Laois.  Residing in Castledermot, Ireland, Rachel offers consultations and specifically-designed herbal formulas for horses according...

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Herbs for Horses

I first began learning about herbs for horses in Dr. Kellon’s equine nutrition courses, which I took as part of my equine acupressure program through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute.  I shared in a recent post, that...

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Feeding the Older Horse

The following article is re-posted, with permission, from Getty Equine Nutrition.  It is written by Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  ‘The Healthy, Older Horse’ Meet Bugsy!  He is an Appendix Quarter Horse. When I rescued...

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the stomach meridian is linked with the emotion of worry or anxiety.  So it’s no surprise that an overabundance of this type of emotion is connected with stomach (gastric) ulcers as well...

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Jiaogulan for Horses

I have begun using herbs more and more with my horses, and one that I have used (with success) is a Chinese herb called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum).  Many people call it J-Herb, for short.  I wanted to share when...