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Why Do You Need Horse Supplements?

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Horse supplements are a vital part of keeping your horse healthy and happy. Using supplements help you proactively prevent and treat various ailments in horses. It is important to identify what you are looking to improve in order to get the results that you want.

Joint Strengthening


Joint health is critical to avoiding serious bone damage and pain. As horses age, their bones become weaker and can often affect their ability to walk properly. There are several conditions associated with joint pain in horses. Equine osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease, is a very serious threat to horse performance and health. Horses experiencing this condition are prone to lameness, shorter career life, severe pain, and decreased joint movement. Glucosamine, MSM and Hyaluronic Acid are a few of the main ingredients that greatly benefit your horse's joints. Click here to read more about the importance of these nutraceuticals.

Joint Guard has a great combination of glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, MSM, and chondroitin. Flaxen Flex Guard has a the added benefit of a flaxseed base which is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are known for their ant-inflammatory properties as well as the key ingredients of Hyaluronic Acid, Glucosamine, MSM, and Chondroitin that all work together to promote healthy joint cartilage, bone, tendons, and ligaments. If you prefer equine health products that are all inclusive for ease of feeding, Trifecta provides a vitamin and mineral supplement, hoof supplement, gut supplement and joint supplement in an 8 ounce feeding.

Digestive Health

Protecting and enhancing your horse’s natural digestion process is one of the most important things you can do to support your horse’s overall health. All horses can benefit from digestive support.

For those horses undergoing feed changes, taking antibiotics, under heavy training and competitive loads digestive and travelling, digestive support can make a big difference in your horse’s overall health.

Prebiotics and probiotics are essential to the overall health of your horse. Creating a healthy gut helps with digestion, resistance to disease, and an active lifestyle. If not taken care of properly, horses are more susceptible to equine colic, a painful affliction with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, severe gut pain, lack of appetite, and lack of defecation.

Here at Horse Guard our digestive supplements are specially handled and processed so the probiotics stay viable. We produce products with equine digestive supplements within other products so as to have a synergistic effect as well as products designed specifically for gut health.

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Hoof Care

Strong and flexible hooves are the sign of a healthy horse. To support hoof health your horse will benefit from key ingredients including biotin, methionine, zinc, copper and other vitamins and minerals in order to maintain solid hoof structure and avoid cracking and week hooves.

Taking good care of your horse's hooves will help to avoid bruising, abscesses, thrush, and white line disease. Hoof conditions can become so bad that the horse can be unable to compete due to lameness. Horses with problematic feet can have hooves that are dry, shelly, and prone to cracking or

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chipping. Hot, dry climates, in particular, can exacerbate hoof problems. Providing problem horses with a hoof supplement can often lead to healthy, better looking hooves, as well as help the horse remain sound. However, nothing will work overnight. Building stronger hooves can take 8 to 16 months of supplementation for full grow-out and replacement of the current hoof.

multi-vitamins that maintain proper health and increase performance. Just like humans, horses don't always receive all of the nutrients that they need every day. Providing all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients improves muscle recovery time, alertness, shinier and healthier coats, ability to fight off infections, and not to mention, overall happiness!

Skin and Coat

Your horse’s coat and skin can give you direct feedback on how your horse is feeling inside and out. Your horse’s skin is its barrier to the outside world protecting your horse from the environment, including sunlight, insects, bacteria and bad weather,

A shiny coat and skin free from blemishes and sores are good indicators that your horse is happy and healthy. Your horse is not able to synthesize all the nutrients it needs for a healthy skin and coat such as Omega-3 fatty acids which help to regulate the skin’s oil production and prevents dry skin and dull coats and Biotin which supports kera

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tin production in the hair and skin.


Our Hoof & Hair Guard is dedicated to promoting both hoof and hair health. Our powerful formula contains 100 mg of biotin per dose, along with essential nutrients such as methionine and zinc to support overall health. This supplement is carried in extruded soybeans which provide high-quality protein and oils, making it an excellent choice for those looking to improve hair conditioning and hoof health. 

 

Overall Health

For overall horse health, there are a wealth of multi-vitamins that maintain proper health and increase performance. As mentioned earlier, just like humans, horses don't always receive all of the nutrients that they need every day. Providing all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients improves muscle recovery time, alertness, shinier and healthier coats, ability to fight off infections, and not to mention, overall happiness!

All of our Complete Supplements begin with a full serving of our flagship vitamin-mineral package Horse Guard.  Horse Guard is a powerful combination of important vitamins and minerals that your horse might be missing from its normal diet, including Vitamin E, Selenium, probiotics, prebiotics, yeast, Biotin and Zinc. 

 

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