I am Dr. Anthony R Scheiber a Veterinarian and Nutritionist and have been investigating Equine Nutrition for the past 30 years. As a Veterinarian I have always been concerned about how to prevent health problems in horses. It is with this interest that my wife Lin, and I own and operate an Equine Nutrition Research Facility in Cody, Wyoming. This facility has allowed Stamina Plus to design products for horses that help prevent health problems and keep the horses healthy into their 30’s.
Arthritis in humans and horse’s is basically a maintenance issue. In horses with arthritis of major joints or navicular syndrome, non-invasive protocols show promise in maintaining and control of inflammation and pain. In Stamina Plus’s research facility at Cody, Wyoming we have been using the non-invasive protocols of Shock Wave Therapy, corrective shoeing, Adequan or Legend and then follow-up with Stamina Plus Flex Plus daily. The results have been very successful with the horses returning to their previous abilities.
Stamina plus has been using Psyllium in their products for the past 30 years. Stamina Plus’s research along with others has shown that Psyllium helps with hindgut ulcers, repairs damaged intestinal mucosa, and helps treat and prevent sand colic. Stamina Plus adds Psyllium in their Complete pelleted Supplement and Immune Power Plus to be fed daily. Stamina Plus also adds Psyllium to their Fiber Plus to be used once a month to be assured that sand does not accumulate in the intestinal tract. In the research facility in Cody, Wyoming, a large number of horses with sand colic have been treated with the Fiber Plus product. The Psyllium that is used in the Stamina Plus products is of the highest quality and tested for lead on every batch. The reason for testing for lead is that all Psyllium is imported and lead can be a problem and is toxic to horses.
Recently the Farriers Journal published information on nutrients to help build a foundation for your horse’s immune system. This is very good information into the role that Vitamins and Trace Minerals play in the horse’s immune system to keep your horse heathy and able to respond to vaccination programs. Stamina Plus has had ongoing research into Vitamins and Trace Minerals and their role in the immune system in horses. The last 10 years of research has allowed Stamina Plus to offer to horse owners their product Immune Power Plus. Immune Power Plus has also had good results in the older horse. As horses age there is more of a problem maintaining their immune system.
Stamina Plus has maintained an Equine Research facility in Cody, Wyoming for over thirty years. Besides this facility Stamina Plus has evaluated nutrition in the wild horses in the Pryor’s of Montana, McCullough Peaks in Cody and the wild horses at the Red Desert in Wyoming. This research into the Wild horses has given Stamina Plus a base line for micro-nutrition in horses with no access to feed except natural grasses. Stamina Plus has had the opportunity to evaluate nutrition requirements of pregnant mares, weaning’s, growing horses and performance horses in multiple states. The volume of research in the last 30 years allows Stamina Plus to bring to the market the best formula’s in micro-nutrition for your horses. Check out our line of products to see which ones best suit your horse.
Stamina Plus continues to do research on a daily basis, and continues to only have their products manufactured at a FDA facility. Stamina Plus believes that the cost to feed Supplements should be reasonable to allow all horse owners the ability to feed supplements. Shipping continues to be a challenge and we at Stamina Plus try to keep the cost of our products reasonable. Horse owners can feed the Equine Supplement, which is mini-pellet, for 75 cents per day and be assured it is formulated correctly and of the best quality. What does your supplement cost?
This has been an extreme Winter and the horses are now being fed last year’s hay. It is time to get the horse’s physiological system balanced with the correct Vitamins and Trace Minerals. By feeding the correct supplement you can start to develop the horse’s immune system to get ready for spring vaccinations. The supplement will also help the horse’s shed better and get better digestion from last year’s hay. The hay from last year now has virtually no Vitamin E nor Vitamin D left. Stamina Plus has 40 years of research into the correct balance of Vitamins and Trace Minerals that your horse’s need. Feed either Stamina Plus Supplement or Stamina Plus Immune Power Plus daily to re-balance your horse.
Stamina Plus has spent over 20 years developing Calf Electrolyte Plus for Calf Scours. Calves with scours die from dehydration and need to be rehydrated rapidly. Stamina Plus Calf Electrolyte rehydrates calves in 30 minutes with one oral dose of 2 ounces in one quart of water. This rapid rehydration is due to Stamina Plus’s research and specific formulation. Stamina Plus Calf Electrolyte is manufactured in the USA at a FDA facility.
I have talked in the past about the importance of having salt blocks available even in cold weather. What happens when you have a horse that does not use the salt block and has colic issues. It may be related to a lack of water intake. If I have a horse with this problem I suggest adding one tablespoon of loose salt to their diet daily. In Stamina Plus’s research facility this always solves the water intake problem and mild colic’s.
Stamina Plus has added more horses to their Research Facility in Cody, Wyoming to continue research into the Nutritional Requirements of horses. The addition of young horses, older horses and arthritic horses has to led to the most up to date Nutrition in the Stamina Plus line of products. Research in 2016 has included, gestating mares trace minerals requirements, young horse’s leg problems, Stamina Plus Flex Plus in conditions as; navicular, ring bone, kissing spines and a variety of arthritis conditions. Stamina Plus has continued research into Vitamin and Trace Mineral requirements of young horses, old horses and performance horses. Stamina Plus Fiber Plus has continued to perform very well to control sand colic.
Horses that have arthritis (joint damage and or navicular) have an increase in pain in the cold weather. For this reason it is important to supply them with a joint supplement to decrease the inflammation and pain. Stamina Plus has over 30 years of research with the Stamina Plus Equine Flex Plus. The ingredients of this product have stood the test of time in reducing inflammation and pain in cases of arthritis. Stamina Plus has 15 horses in long term studies on arthritis in the research facility in Cody, Wyoming. Besides the research horses we continue to have horses shipped to our research facility, from around the country, for evaluation of their lameness issues. These horses are then diagnosed as to the problem, treated and sent back to their owners.