Vitalize Keeps Roping Horse in the Family

An animal can change our lives in an instant. Many animals become like family, and such is the case of a 15-year-old gelding named Curly, who resides near Pearcy, Ark. The roping horse traveled home from the 2015 College Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., where he and Seth Driggers, had just won 5th place in […]

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Energy Sources for the Horse

Energy is the most basic component of ensuring maximum health and performance in all animals. Adequate energy, measured in the form of kilocalories, is needed not only to maintain body weight, but also to support overall health, performance, breeding and growth. To meet these needs, energy should be provided from three primary sources. Starches – […]

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Understanding Heat Stress in Horses

Summer heat is quickly approaching. The increasing temperatures and humidity not only make working outside uncomfortable for us, but they also have a major impact on our horses’ health and performance. Negative responses to heat stress include going off feed, decreased fertility, colic due to decreased water content in the gut and overall poor performance. […]

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