- Audio: White Line, Thrush, Hoof Care and Nutrition
- What To Feed Your Horse
- Why RED CAL Works!
- Allergy – Go Away and Stay Away!
- Nature’s Ancient Salt…. Backbone of Civilization And The Backbone of Health
- Little Bugs, Big Bugs... Lots of Bugs are the next BIG thing!
- Winter Woes
- Grape Power!
- About Grape Seed Extract
- Mineral Wise, Salt Poor
- Clay The Miracle Of Life
- Healthy Soil, Healthy (and Happy!) Horses
- The Health And Harm Of Fats...
- For The Health Of Horses Feed Oats
- Oh CRAP! The Natural Vet Q&A With Equine Wellness Magazine
- Allergies, Itchy Skin And Other Icky Stuff
- Perfect Pastures
- Fats and Their Relationship to Cell Membrane Function
- “Uncivilized” Health
- To Be Dewormed Or Not Dewormed?
I've been saying this for years!
Salt and mineral blocks definitely, and even typical commercial feeds our horses get today, simply won’t provide the vitamins, minerals etc. needed.
Consider for a second, how important salt has been throughout history. Consider in the past just how many wars have been fought over salt.. plain old ordinary salt, Mother Nature’s salt and minerals! (uncivilized health link) If you are a hunter, or a wildlife enthusiast of any kind, you understand the importance of a “salt lick”. Animals will seek it out and they have to have it and so do we….. if we want to remain healthy!
Salt and minerals are what keeps the “batteries of life” charged”.
This why I suggest- RED CAL “Mother Nature’s Minerals and Natural Salt” for all Animals and our REDOXX for all people.
Below is a personal note to me along with a research article from Dr. Swerczek, DVM, PHD after one of many discussions out Red Cal. Dr Swerczek is probably the leading Equine Pathologist in the country. Being Located in Kentucky, he has seen it all and has seen how Red Cal works!
I am not talking about spiders, ants or even bed bugs – though the later has certainly been in the news. Viral flu or cold bugs are NOT the topic either…. But I promise there are millions upon millions of the culprits in the body and some experts say trillions. In fact, there are 100 times more of these bugs in the body than all the TOTAL number of cells in the human body. Other animals such as dogs, cats, horses and cows have them too.There are no exceptions – all animals are loaded with bugs! Millions of species and millions of bugs occupy all animal bodies. Some are good, some are bad. The good news is that IF you and your animal friends have more of the good bugs chances are you and your animals are healthy. On the flip side, if you have more bad bugs than good bugs more than likely you are sick and going downhill fast.
The good guys and the bad guys do have, however, one big thing in common. …they are all bacteria – tiny microbial bugs that cause BIG THINGS!
Sometimes good things, sometimes bad things!
Indiscriminate use and deworming by the calendar instead of deworming strictly based on need has created super worms that even harsh chemicals no longer kill. I have been on my soap box for nearly twenty years preaching the hazards of calendar rotational deworming and the need for fecal exams instead.
I have been preaching that a healthy immune system through healthy nutrition is superior over use of drugs and medication too.
Now, as each day passes , health care professionals around the world are learning that the makeup of the massive bacterial populations of all animal bodies, and even possibly some worms in the gut may very well be the PRIMARY FACTORS in our health status. Antibiotics and indiscriminate use of dewormers is on the way out! Probiotics are in!
Let me say, for horses, pets, and people nutrition and preventative health have never been more important than today. Imagine 100 horses in a herd exposed to NHV-1, some will get sick and some won’t-why? Imagine 100 people exposed to influenza, some will get sick, some won’t-why? I know it is scary to think about either situation, but similar scenarios are actually occurring right now in each of our bodies. The battle is health versus sickness and battle never stops. It is constantly raging and we are the effect of it. Or could we really be the cause of it?
Of course it is. The quality of forage and grains, or any food for that matter is dependent on the soil quality and soil health. Poor soils with fewer nutrients or poor soils with nutrients that out of balance will produce less nutritious food or food with nutrients that is out of balance as well. You may say that this is unimportant; we can just add nutrients and supplements to our diet as human beings. But as the animals that we care for that are herbivores and they get 100 percent of their diet directly from forages and grains that are grown on soils, it is important that we grow these forages and grains on healthy well balanced soil.
1) The physical part the clay, sand, and silt that make up the majority of what you pick up and hold in your hand when your are walking through your field or pasture. It also includes the water in the soil as well.
One of the most misunderstood yet most important aspects of health, is Fat! Quite honestly, many health care practitioners don’t even understand just how important fats are.
Has anyone ever been told to NOT feed oats? And if so, has the same person ever offered any reason other than that oats are carbs and may make your horse “hot”?
So let me preface this article by saying that, personally, I have suggested oats to thousands upon thousands of horse owners (as have many other nutrition minded educators) and not once can I remember those to whom I suggested such not loving the results. Oats work - despite the rumors!
What are the symptoms?
Today’s species of grasses are totally different from the past. Most horses today on pasture only have one or two varieties of grass - usually timothy, orchard grass with some degree of clover and fescue. In the wild, they had access to vast areas of grass and abundant species. Equally important was access to other plants and herbs. Today they eat what they have access to in the spaces we confine them to. Most species of grass (and even grain) today are genetically modified - a controversy and discussion all in itself. By being able to “pick and choose” what they needed, horses received a balance of nutrients.
Nutrition is the best way to insure that the cell membranes will stay healthy.
Both Russian and French soldiers had it provided in their ration packets during WWI. Wild Animals seek it out and will walk hundreds of miles just to get to certain types of it and then fight over it to keep it! ALL animals eat it - it IS older than dirt! In fact, it is dirt!