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Newton, WI, September 11, 2012 —Horse nutrition articles written by Kris Hiney, Ph.D., Equine Nutritionist and Advisor to Omega Fields, Inc., will be featured in upcoming issues of Horseman’s Corral and Paso Fino magazines, as well as on the GoodHorsekeeping.com website. These publications join MFTHBA and InfoHorse.com as distribution vehicles allowing Dr. Hiney’s expertise to reach even further into the equine community.
 
Dr. Hiney has been writing equine nutrition articles for Omega Fields since 2008 to expand the company’s connection with their customers, giving them the scientific equine information they need to know. Each month, Kris presents a feature article concerning equine health in Dr. Kris's Korner, her column in the company’s e-newsletter, the Health-E-Letter.
 
“We are pleased that we are able to share Dr. Hiney’s articles with more horse owners,” said Sean Moriarty, Omega Fields’ president. “Kris is an expert in horse physiology and nutrition for all age and work groups, and we want her knowledge to go as far as possible.”
 
Dr. Hiney is a professor of Equine Science at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls, and Omega Fields’ Equine Nutrition Advisor. She has authored or co-authored seven peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous abstracts. She continues to work with students in performing research projects to contribute to the field of equine nutrition and welfare.  Dr. Hiney is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, where she is a carded judged. Recreationally, Dr. Hiney actively trains and shows her Australian Shepherds in agility.
 
About Omega Fields
Omega Fields® provides premium, nutritional products, made from human-grade, non-GMO, stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition.
 
Omega Fields® has a long history of leadership and innovation, being the first in the industry to manufacture premium, Omega-3-rich, human food-grade, flax-based supplements for animal and human consumption. Additional innovative firsts include using only flaxseed milled with unique stabilization technology for long product shelf life, and having SQF 2000, Level 3 certification – a world standard of safety and quality.
 
Omega Fields® is recognized as a minority owned business. Its mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. They want their customers to have exceptional experiences with their products, staff, websites and retailers.
 
For further information, contact Patrick Young, Omega Fields Director of Communications, at 920-550-4061, ext. 118, email pat.young@omegafields.com, or visit www.OmegaFields.com or www.FLAX.com.  
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Imagine a bright spring day. You excitedly turn your horse out to indulge in the fresh spring grass as a special treat. You return in a few hours to collect your companion, but instead are met by an unhappy painful horse, slowly limping its way back to the gate. Sound familiar? Unfortunately for some owners, this is an all too real scenario. Many horses suffer from carbohydrate sensitivities, or metabolic syndrome, which make them extremely susceptible to changes in carbohydrates in the diet.Read More
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In the following article I will attempt to define the wide array of terminology that one finds in equine nutrition, such as crude fiber, neutral detergent fibers, and non-structural carbohydrates, among others.Read More
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Newton, WI, July 29, 2011 – Omega Fields® and Kristina Hiney, Ph.D., are pleased to release a series of articles discussing lipid nutrition for horses. The series discusses how fat is digested and handled in the equine, the types of fats fed to horses, and the many beneficial effects that can be realized through the addition of fat to the diet of our horses.
 
Besides being necessary for normal body function, the benefits of adding fat to the equine diet are many, including meeting the animal’s caloric needs in a more efficient and beneficial manner, enhancing a horse’s performance, lowering digestive risk associated with a diet higher in high energy cereal grains, lowering heat production of horses living in hotter climates, and producing a calming effect on horses.
 
Perhaps more than the owners of other animals, horse owners tend to want to know about what is best for the health and welfare of their animals. They learn from their veterinarians and farriers, and search for advice from experts like Dr. Hiney, desiring more in-depth knowledge of how their horses grow and develop in order to decide what’s best for them. The Lipid Nutrition Series is just the latest in a succession of articles authored by Dr. Hiney for the benefit of the horse owner.
 
Dr. Hiney is a professor of Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Wisconsin—River Falls and Omega Fields’ Equine Nutrition Advisor. She has authored or co-authored seven peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous abstracts. She is also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association (where she is a carded judged), and the North Central Reining Horse Association.  She trains and shows her own horses in the reining horse industry. Dr Hiney is a monthly contributor to Omega Fields’ Health-E-Letter, writing about all aspects of equine health.
 

To read all of the articles in the lipid nutrition series, as well as other equine articles by Dr. Hiney, go to http://www.omegafields.com/blog/cat/articles-equine-articles on the Omega Fields website.

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Fats are an easily digestible source of calories which can readily supply the extra energy that performance horses may need. Fat may lower the heat load on the horse compared to traditional diets, which may aid in performance in hot climates. Finally, fat may even help calm the horse compared to when they are fed high starch diets. But is there any other reason to feed fats that may help you get to the winner’s circle?Read More
This month we begin a series looking at the value of incorporating fat into the diets of our horses. We will discuss how fat is digested and handled in the equine, the types of fats fed to horses, and the many beneficial effects that can be realized through the addition of fat to the diet of our horses.Read More
Now that we are aware of the potential problems of the skeletal system of the foal (see Part 1 of this series, Developmental Orthopedic Diseases: What are they and why do they occur?), we will address some management techniques that may aid in preventing their occurrence. These include dietary management of the mare and foal, exercise needs, controlling growth rate and even selection of appropriate breeding stock.Read More
Developmental orthopedic diseases are a serious concern for the equine breeder. All of the hard work and preparation of selecting the right match between mare and stallion, the hours put into proper mare care, culminates hopefully in the arrival of a sound, healthy foal. All of this excitement and hope can be ruined if your foal ends up having skeletal abnormalities which may jeopardize his future success. With this article we will explore some of the many causative factors of this spectrum of disorders and what you may be able to do to prevent or reduce the likelihood of their occurrence.Read More

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