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Grazing Management for Sugar Sensitive Horses

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Lush, cool season spring grass is packed full of vitamins, minerals and energy, but it is also high in sugar! Sugar sensitive horses grazing on lush pasture can develop colic and laminitis. Sensitive horses are often restricted from grazing and maintained on dried forages. The potency of vitamin E declines very quickly once forages are harvested and dried. Therefore, horses that are restricted from grazing are at risk for developing vitamin E deficiencies... Read More »

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The feeling you get when you watch your child ride

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It’s why we do what we do It is why we search high and low for the perfect childproof horse. It is why we give up our Saturday afternoons to cheer them on at a horse show. It is why we spend hours getting stains out of their show clothes. It is why we teach them to hang a fan up on the stall in hot weather. It is why we make sure they learn to keep TWO full buckets of water in the stall. Here at Kentucky Performance Products it is why we developed an... Read More »

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Equine Herpesvirus-1- Be on the alert

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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 »

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The feeling you get when you hug your horse

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It’s why we do what we do It is why you go to the barn every day, regardless of the weather or your busy schedule, so you can see your horse. It is why you run out on a cold winter night and toss everyone extra hay. It is why the farrier and veterinarian are on the top of your speed dial list. It is why your relatives don’t understand why you choose to use your vacation to go to a horse show instead of the beach. Here at Kentucky Performance... Read More »

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Vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to fresh green grass.

  Copyright (C) 2017 Kentucky Performance Products, LLC.   All rights reserved. Article sponsored by Elevate Maintenance Powder; an affordable, easy way to provide essential natural vitamin E, when longer-term vitamin E supplementation is needed. 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... Read More »

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Four important ingredients keep joints healthy

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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 »

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‘Going Under Cover’ – Blanketing Decisions

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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 »

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The feeling you get when you cross the finish

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It’s why we do what we do It is why you get up at the crack of dawn to ride every day before work. It is why you take extra care to poultice and wrap each leg after a hard schooling session. It is why you are obsessed with your horse’s conditioning schedule. It is why you spend hours reviewing every training session over and over in your mind. Here at Kentucky Performance Products, it is why we work so hard to provide high-quality, targeted... Read More »

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The feeling you get after the perfect ride

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It’s why we do what we do It is why you spend hours working on transitions to balance and strengthen your horse. It is why you go hacking to keep your horse’s mind fresh. It is why you have your trainer drill you on proper position every time you have a lesson, and it is why you pay close attention to your horse’s diet to be sure he gets all the key nutrients needed to keep feeling his best. Here at Kentucky Performance Products, it is why we work... Read More »

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Tips for feeding round bales to horses

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There is often a stigma attached to feeding round bales to horses, but managed well they can be a safe and economical option. When baled and stored properly, round bales are no more prone to growing bacteria or mold than square bales. If you decide to feed round bales to your horses, be sure to purchase them from a reputable dealer who has cut and stored the hay properly. Click here to download a print version of this infographic. Text... Read More »

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Why should I include a digestive supplement in my horse’s feeding program?

Supplements can support optimal digestive tract health by:
• Maintaining a good appetite
• Supporting more efficient digestibility of hay and grain
• Sustaining a strong immune system
• Reducing the risk of colic, diarrhea or laminitis Continue reading

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Energy Crisis

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As pastures fade from green to brown, horse owners all over will soon be feeding hay to meet their horses’ energy requirements. A diet composed primarily of forage and the recommended amount of a well-fortified concentrate is all most horses need to maintain their weight. But many horses—like old horses or hard keepers—need more than the basics to stay plump and healthy through winter. To prevent an energy crisis in these calorie-needy horses,... Read More »

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Time for your horse to put on its winter coat

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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 »

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The feeling you get when it’s just you and your horse

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Winter hoof care reminders

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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 »

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