anti-inflammatory

Nutrition’s Role in Horse Healing and Recovery

equine-horse-supplements-kentucky-performance-products (628) (Large)

As equine athletes, our horses constantly run the risk of injury. When injury occurs, the horse is faced with a new set of challenges to overcome. Changes in exercise, diet and turnout place extra physical and mental stresses on the horse above and beyond those caused by the initial injury. The addition of targeted nutrients goes a long way toward helping the horse meet these challenges and recover faster. Targeted supplements support essential systems... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Got Allergies?

15-169 Contribute Got Allergies (Large)

Click here to download a print version of this infographic.     Article written by KPP staff. Copyright (C) 2015 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved. Article sponsored by Contribute; supports optimal omega-3 fatty acid balance. When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Infographics | Tips and Topics

Reducing allergic reactions in horses

allergy nutritional minute

Click here to read our Nutritional Minute.   Article written by KPP staff. Copyright (C) 2015 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved. Article sponsored by Contribute; supports optimal omega-3 fatty acid balance. When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct course of action for your horse. Supplements are intended to maintain healthy systems and... Read More »

Category : Nutritional Minutes | Tips and Topics

The benefits of Hyaluronic acid

kentucky-peformance-products-joint-armor-horse-supplements

Hyaluronic acid (aka sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronan) is found naturally in your horse’s synovial fluid, which is the fluid contained in movable joints. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for making synovial fluid viscous and lubricating the joint surfaces. Under normal conditions, the synovial membranes produce enough hyaluronic acid to protect the joint, but when repeated wear and tear from exercise takes place the depletion of hyaluronic acid can lead... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

What is arthritis and why are older horses more susceptible?

equine-horse-supplements-kentucky-performance-products-joint

Arthritis is a degeneration of the articular surfaces of the joint caused by inflammation. Over time, normal wear and tear leads to an erosion of joint structures and a reduction in the synovial fluid that cushions the joint. Loss of elasticity in older tendons and ligaments causes greater joint trauma and a thinning of the joint cartilage. Such changes reduce your horse’s natural shock absorbing abilities and result in increased joint inflammation,... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Did you know allergies can cause your horse to stock up?

equine-horse-supplements-kentucky-performance-products (171)

Allergens from feed, bedding or the environment (dust, mold, pollen) can lead to systemic inflammation that causes fluid to leak from the bloodstream into the body tissues. Gravity then facilitates the transfer of the fluids down to your horse’s legs and results in stocking up. Identifying and reducing exposure to allergens can help alleviate the problem. Providing an omega-3 fatty acid supplement such as Contribute, which is anti-inflammatory in... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Choosing supplements for senior horses that have trouble maintaining weight

equine-horse-supplements- kentucky-performance-products-senior-horse

Horses 18 years of age and older are considered geriatric or senior horses. Some horses, like some humans, age more gracefully than others. Frequently, older horses struggle to maintain a healthy body weight. The reduced ability to absorb nutrients from the diet As horses age, the wear and tear of a lifetime of exposure to parasites and other damaging events negatively affect the efficiency of their gastrointestinal tract. Even horses on stringent... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Why use a joint supplement

equine-horse-supplements-hoof-leg

In healthy joints, the ends of the bones are coated with a thin layer of friction-reducing tissue known as articular cartilage. The articular cartilage contains synovial fluid, a thick liquid that serves two primary functions: (1) as a source of nutrients for the articular cartilage, and (2) as a lubricant and shock absorber for the bones that form a joint. Lameness can result when damage occurs to any joint tissue, whether it involves the bones,... Read More »

Category : Tips and Topics | Valuable Nutrients

Omega Fatty Acid Balance Is Essential to Good Health

equine-horse-supplements-headshot6

Omega fatty acids are known as essential fatty acids because they cannot be synthesized in the body and must be provided in the diet. Omega fatty acids are split into two categories: omega-6 and omega-3. It is the amount of both of these acids relative to each other that is important for overall health. When properly balanced, the two types of fatty acids work in concert to keep your horse healthy. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are metabolized by... Read More »

Category : Nutritional Minutes | Tips and Topics | Valuable Nutrients

Sign up for KPP’s Nutritional Minute

Receive E-facts about equine nutrition and horse health to your email address.

* = required field

The Horse That Matters to You Matters to Us.®

Choosing horse supplements can be confusing. There are so many products, making so many claims. How do you know which ones are right for your horse? The mission of Kentucky Performance Products, LLC is to simplify your search for research-proven horse supplements that meet the challenges facing today’s horses. more..

Simple Solutions, Scientifically Proven®

Google+ Pinterest