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It’s on the Horse Feed Tag – Part 3

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The Purpose Statement Long gone are the days of feeding every horse in the barn a scoop of oats and a flake of hay. Decades of equine nutrition research have shown us that not all horses can or should be fed in the same manner. Life stages, workload, and overall health dictate the nutrients required by each individual horse. Modern commercial feed manufacturers invest a lot of research and technical expertise into developing feeds that meet the unique... Read More »

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It’s on the Horse Feed Tag – Part 2

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What’s in a name? Feed manufacturers are required by law to put the name of a feed on each feed tag. The name should describe the type of feed contained in the bag. In many cases you may find a brand name and a descriptive name, for example, LovingCare™ complete pellets. The creative brand name is a marketing tool meant to convey a message to the horse owner and make it easier for you to identify a specific brand of feed, while the descriptor... Read More »

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It’s on the Horse Feed Tag – Part 1

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Who is AAFCO and what do they have to do with my horse’s feed? AAFCO is the Association of American Feed Control Officials. It is a voluntary association whose members are made up of local, state and federal agencies that are charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds. While AAFCO has no regulatory authority on its own, it does provide federal and state regulatory offices with information they then use to develop their own... Read More »

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New Museum Exhibit “Losing Ground: The Greatest Threat” to Open at the International Museum of the Horse

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The exhibit Losing Ground: The Greatest Threat sponsored by EQUUS Magazine and Equine Land Conservation Resource will open at the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, KY on October 29, 2012. The exhibit will increase awareness and educate the public about the loss of horse lands, facilities and trails access in the United States. It demonstrates the value of horses, including their economic impact, to our communities and culture, and what can... Read More »

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In your horse’s grooming box: the currycomb

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Don’t rub till they’re nubs! Currycombs are a staple in grooming boxes everywhere. They are great at removing caked-on mud, sweaty saddle marks, and long winter coats. Most horses just love a vigorous curry that massages the muscles and scratches those hard-to-get-to itchy spots. It is important to make sure that your currycomb is up to the job. You may not believe it, but currycombs wear out! The teeth that grab and pull away loose hair and dirt... Read More »

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Measure Me

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The directions clearly state “Feed one scoop per day to a 1000-pound horse.” But which of the photographs depicts a true scoop? Is it the barely full one, the exact, leveled one, or the heaping one? Kentucky Performance Products (KPP) uses carefully controlled scientific studies to pinpoint exact feeding recommendations for its products. These recommendations are passed on to the horseman in the form of feeding instructions. Feeding more or less is... Read More »

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Marauding mosquitoes!

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Mosquitoes don't care who they bite as long as they draw blood. Unfortunately, these little critters carry all kinds of dangerous diseases. This year we have seen an increased threat from West Nile virus. When it comes to protecting both you and your horses, prevention is key. Here are a few tips on how to protect you and your horses. Vaccinate An important part of mosquito management is ensuring your horses are protected against diseases transmitted by... Read More »

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

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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 »

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Welcome to Our New Website

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We have some great information for you on our website. At Kentucky Performance Products (KPP) we know our customers are extremely interested in doing the best they can for their horses. We believe that a well-educated horse owner makes better decisions about the health and management of their horses. Our website contains more than just basic product information, so take a look. First Stop The basic navigation buttons on the top of every page take you... Read More »

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