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SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc., the developers of brand PUREFORM®, first presented their targeted nutritional supplement concentrates to the equine and pet markets in 1997. The first equine products were designed to target horse joint pain (GHCL Plus/Glucosamine PLUS), as well as inflammation and respiratory issues (Curcuzone/First Response). They were so well received by the equine community in North America that the company received awards and accolades within the first two years.

More than 33 years ago, Arnold Epstein, founder of Equiade and long-time horseman and pharmacist, was searching for an effective way to enhance equine performance. After spending time developing the product to find exactly the right mixture for maximum effect, he created Body Support.

Purina Canada, Importance Of Fibre in a Horse’s Diet, equine feed, horse feed, premium horse feed

The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore. And like all herbivores, it can fill most of its daily energy requirements by eating plant fibre. In fact, at pasture, the horse spends more than 70 percent of its time grazing, as much as 18 hours a day. Fibre is a desirable energy source for the horse, as are starch (grain) and fat (vegetable fat).

Purina Canada, Importance Of Fibre in a Horse’s Diet, equine feed, horse feed, premium horse feed

In order to comprehend the role of hay and pasture, you must first understand what fibre is. Fibre is simply the tissue that composes the main structure of plants (including the plants found in hay and pasture). Comparable to the structure of a house, fibre allows plants to stand up relatively straight while preventing infection by creating a protective barrier against illness and insects.

A diagnosis of asthma used to mean retirement for performance horses, or in some cases, euthanasia. But with advancements in research, good management, and the development of products that help coughing horses perform, now many riders can keep their wheezing horses comfortable and extend their lives. Asthma — also known as inflammatory airway disease (IAD), heaves, broken wind, COPD, and recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) — is one of the most common respiratory ailments in horses, whereby the horse’s air passages narrow and normal breathing becomes onerous.

Mane ‘n Tail’s Ultimate Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner provides the highest shine we have ever seen on a horse’s coat, mane, and tail. Isn’t that what every horse person wants – a horse with a healthy, natural feel and brilliant shine?

Managing Risk in horse Industry, changing horse industry

Horses and risk are words that often appear together. Riding, trailering, coaching, operating a boarding facility, working with horses and the public – pretty much anything that involves a 500-kilogram horse and a 60-kilogram human - has elements of risk. Historically, those risks weren’t well recognized or managed. For example, velvet-covered hunting caps looked pretty but did little to prevent concussions, while uncertified coaches routinely plopped unsuspecting children on devilish ponies adept at dumping their charges.

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