Health & Management

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

Preparing your feed room and hayloft for the winter

equine-horse-supplements- kentucky-performance-products-barn-winter

Here are five tips to make sure your feed room and hayloft are ready for winter. 1. Clean out your feed room. A clean feed room will help to reduce feed losses due to insect and rodent damage. It will also give you more room to store and properly manage your feed, hay, and supplements. Toss any feed or supplements that are out of date, moldy or that rodents or insects have damaged. Clean up any spilled feed that may attract hungry... Read More »

Category : Digestive Health | Essential Vitamins | Fat & Fiber | Health & Management | Tips and Topics | Valuable Nutrients

Spring and Fall pastures can be unsafe for at-risk horses

equine-horse-supplements-muzzle

It is that time of the year again, when grass pastures can be unsafe for at-risk horses! Grazing management is the key to avoiding problems. Temperature and sunlight affect the amount of fructans (a type of sugar) stored in fresh grass. In plants, a process known as photosynthesis produces fructan. Photosynthesis occurs only during daylight hours. The sunnier the day, the more fructan is produced in a plant. At night, fructan is available to the... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

The Low Down on Dry Lots

The Low Down on Dry Lots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact Jenn@ModernEquestrianMedia.com By Jennifer Roberts  As we head into fall, the lush pasture may be waning. It’s time to make winter plans, what will you to for your horse’s turnout over the winter months? For many people, a dry lot is the perfect turnout situation for their horses. A dry lot is small paddock, which is sacrificed to allow for other pastures to rest, especially during... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Before you Blanket Visit Equine Guelph’s ThermoRegulator Healthcare Tool

Before you Blanket Visit Equine Guelph’s ThermoRegulator Healthcare Tool

Article re-posted with kind permission by Equine Guelph: http://equineguelph.ca/index.php Story: Jackie Bellamy-Zions Guelph, ON – Fall is a popular time for horse owners to go blanket shopping but before you dash out to purchase the latest in equine haute couture or the warmest rug with the most fill, consider what your horse really needs. Equine Guelph has partnered with internationally renowned blanket manufacturer, Bucas of Ireland to bring you... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Traveling Is Hard on Your Horse

3 Travel Suppl

Traveling is harder on your horse than you think. Tired, stressed horses are more likely to hurt themselves in the trailer, and they are more susceptible to illness during and after the trip. Traveling in a trailer causes: A decrease in immune function Muscle fatigue Respiratory stress Digestive imbalances and dehydration The longer a horse is in the trailer the more stress their systems are put under. 8 things you can do to reduce travel... Read More »

Category : Digestive Health | Essential Vitamins | Health & Management | Tips and Topics

Horse Body Condition Score Video

Click here to download a free copy of the horse body condition score sheet.   Horse body condition scoring is an easy method you can utilize throughout the year to see if your horse’s condition changes over time. Once you determine your horse’s body condition you can revise your feeding program as needed. Keep in mind, your horse’s body condition level can depend on a number of factors such as age, temperament, metabolism, level of... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics | Videos

How to stop sweet itch (summer itch) from driving you and your horse crazy!

equine-horse-supplements-fly-mask

Summer seasonal recurrent dermatitis (SSRD), commonly called sweet itch or summer itch, is caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva of a biting gnat known as the Culicoides midge. Many people refer to them as “no-see-ums.” These bothersome fellows are active from April through October. They live and breed in ponds, marshes, and areas where water is standing and stagnant. Gnats can travel up to half a mile to find a good meal. They tend to be most... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Other Topics of Interest | Tips and Topics

Managing the easy keeper

14-141 Managing the Easy Keeper (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 Micro-Phase, which provides essential vitamins and trace minerals missing from forages and unfortified diets in an easy-to-digest form. When health issues arise, always seek the advice of a licensed veterinarian who can help you choose the correct... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Infographics | Tips and Topics

Quick and dirty facts on skin problems in horses

Quick and dirty facts on skin problems infographic.indd

Click here to download a print version of this infographic.       Text alternative for quick and dirty facts on skin problems in horses Rain Rot The facts: Rain rot is caused by the bacterium Dermatophilus congolensis. Occurs during wet seasons. Starts with some type of skin opening, such as an insect bite, that allows the bacteria to enter and spread using moisture. Contagious. What you will... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Other Topics of Interest | Tips and Topics

Equine Herpesvirus-1- Be on the alert

Equine-Owner-EHV-1-fact-sheet-02-14-2017-V2

Click here, to learn more about Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). Article re-posted with kind permission by Equine Guelph: http://equineguelph.ca/index.php About Kentucky Performance Products, LLC: Since 1998, Kentucky Performance Products has simplified a horse owner’s search for research-proven nutritional horse supplements that meet the challenges facing modern horses. KPP horse supplements target specific nutritional needs and are formulated... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Other Topics of Interest | Tips and Topics

Four important ingredients keep joints healthy

Joint infographic rev

Click here to download a print version of this infographic.   Text alternative for four important ingredients keep joints healthy 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: A source of nutrients for the articular cartilage A lubricant and shock... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Infographics | Tips and Topics

‘Going Under Cover’ – Blanketing Decisions

kentucky-performance-products-blanketing (Large)

Article re-posted with kind permission by Equine Guelph: http://equineguelph.ca/index.php New ThermoRegulator Healthcare Tool launched by Equine Guelph Nature has provided horses with a coat for all seasons, as every horse owner can attest during the hairy days of shedding season.  Long hairs rise up creating an insulating layer in the cold months. Sleek shorter hairs part in the hot season to help the horse stay cool, but there is much more to... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Other Topics of Interest | Tips and Topics

Time for your horse to put on its winter coat

Kentucky Performance Products wint coat

Does your horse resemble a fluffy stuffed animal this time of year? That fluffy winter coat serves a very important purpose: keeping your horse warm. Thermoregulation is the process of controlling body temperature, and hair plays an important role. Each hair follicle has a small muscle controlled by the nervous system. Through a process called piloerection the nervous system pulls or puffs the hair up to increase airspace within the coat, thereby creating... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Other Topics of Interest | Tips and Topics

Winter hoof care reminders

winter horse care (Large)

Hints of winter are starting to appear and it won’t be long before the first hard freeze occurs. During the show season you are careful to maintain a solid hoof care regimen, but did you know it is just as important to maintain hooves during the winter months?     We’ve put together 8 winter hoof care reminders to help. Continue to pick hooves out daily to check for any problems. Schedule regular farrier visits. During... Read More »

Category : Health & Management | Tips and Topics

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