Importance of Equine Supplement in the Spring

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.

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BEST WAY TO TREAT CALF SCOURS

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.

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COLIC-COLD WEATHER –WATER INTAKE

    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.

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STAMINA PLUS EQUINE NUTRITION 2016 IN REVIEW

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.

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EQUINE ARTHRITIS IN THE COLD WEATHER

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.

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EQUINE SALT IN COLD WEATHER

It always surprises me how much salt horses eat in the cold weather in the research facility. The take home message is that salt requirements in the cold weather are the same as in the summer. Therefore it is important year around to always have salt blocks available for the horses.

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THE MOST OFTEN FORGOTTEN NUTRIENT FOR HORSES

SALT!!!!! Salt is crucial at the cellular level for proper metabolic and biological function. With inadequate intake of salt, water and feed consumption goes down and performance suffers. I have investigated numerous problems in horses from poor performance, tying up, colic etc. only to see no salt blocks in their pens. In Stamina Plus Equine Supplement and Stamina Plus Immune Power Plus there is a safety net of salt in our products. But in times of stress like; hot weather, cold weather, health issues, travel and training the salt requirements go up. THEREFORE ALL HORSES SHOULD HAVE A SALT BLOCK AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. Stamina Plus recommends the use of white salt.

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Equine Weaning is the Critical time to look at Nutrition carefully

Foals are born with trace minerals stored in their liver from the Trace Minerals feed to the pregnant mare. Trace Minerals are very important for the normal growth of the bones in foals. At weaning the liver of the foal is now depleted of Trace Minerals because very little Trace Minerals are absorbed from the milk of the mare. Therefore it is common to see Epiphysitis and other bone pathologies at weaning time. It is extremely important to start the weaned foal on a good supplement at weaning but not feed to much grain. Hay is important and needs 16% protein. Stamina Plus has spent 40 years developing and testing for these deficiencies. If you feed 2 ½ ounces of Stamina Plus Equine Supplement plus, ½ pound of oats (to start with) and Hay you will meet the complete Micro-Nutrition requirement of weaned foals.

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Is the Hay you buy safe for your horse’s

I have had the unfortunate experience to evaluate an acute liver toxicity in a horse this fall. This horse had to be euthanatized due to liver damage that was not reversible. After an extensive investigation it was determined that the toxicity came from a toxic weed in the hay. Toxic weeds can be very difficult to see in baled hay. This toxic week was found in the field that the hay came from. Therefore it is important to know where your hay comes from and buy certified weed free hay.

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Stamina Plus Senior Plus being Replaced with Stamina Plus Immune Power Plus

Stamina plus has finished their research into supplements for Senior Horses and found that Stamina Plus Immune Power Plus is a better product for Senior Horses. Therefore the Senior will be replaced with the Immune Power Plus.

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