Vitalize Ambassador Helps Others While Working Hard

Whitney DeSalvo has witnessed the fruits of her labor pay off. The team roper from Springfield, Ark., achieved the goals she set for herself in 2017, winning both the year-end standings and the average at the WPRA finals. She also came out on top of the USTRC Cruel Girl Standings. And now, continues to work […]

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VFA Importance in Horses and How Amaferm Can Help

Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) are a group of fatty acids produced by the cellulose digesting microbes in a horse’s hind gut. Interestingly, the microbes that produce VFAs cannot use them; they are simply a by-product of the fermentation process employed by the microbes to degrade cellulose found in forages. Instead, the horse absorbs them through […]

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Pain Management For Your Horse

Pain is a kind of perception, much like tasting or smelling. Every painful sensation is created by the brain to alert the body of a harmful situation. Pain is initiated by receptors at nerve endings, which detect a hazard and send a message thru the nerves to the spinal cord. The spinal cord then sends […]

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Physiology of Stress

Stress is any type of mental or emotional strain that results from exposure to adverse or threatening conditions. A horse’s body responds to stress through all 8 physiological systems. For example, the musculoskeletal system responds by tensing the muscles to guard against injury and pain, the respiratory system responds by increasing respiration rate, and the […]

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