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Equine Arthritis: Dealing with the Pain

January 30, 2014 9:54:16 AM CST

EQUINE ARTHRITIS: DEALING WITH THE PAIN By Walt Friedrich Ask anyone who suffers from arthritis what it’s like, and you’ll hear just one word repeated and repeated – pain. And you won’t have to look very far to find people to ask. In some cases, you don’t even need to ask – you can tell just by watching them move; they don’t like to because it hurts.Read More
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Equine Colic: Are You Prepared?

November 5, 2013 11:56:05 AM CST

Equine Colic: Are You Prepared? Written By: Dr. Kris Hiney Most horse owners at one time or another have experienced that dreaded sight of finding their horse rolling or kicking at their belly in their pasture or stall. After all, almost 1 million horses colic in the United States each year, or about 11 in every 100 horses. It really is not a matter of if, but when a horse in your care will colic. But now is not the time to panic, but to act logically and calmly. The keys? Be prepared, and have a plan. This month we will discuss what symptoms you may see, what to do, and how to create a firm plan of action. Next month we will discuss several important strategies you may implement to decrease the likelihood of your ever needing this plan.Read More
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Pasture Grasses and Grazing

September 9, 2013 11:27:18 AM CDT

Research Updates - Pasture grasses and grazing Written By Dr. Kris Hiney This month we will review research concerning pastures and foraging behaviors in horses. Most horsemen would agree that horses grazing at pasture represent the most natural way to feed a horse. Certainly it represents the most economical and the least labor intensive method of feeding. However, many owners have questions related to what or how much a horse’s is consuming when its primary source of feed is pasture grass.Read More
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Equine Research: Protein

June 27, 2013 2:09:17 PM CDT

What’s new in Equine Research: Protein By Dr. Kristina Hiney This month I will begin a new series which tries to summarize some of the new information which has been gathered in equine nutrition. I will be grouping similar topics together and trying to summarize how this information might be relevant to you and your horse. We will discuss if this new information means you should change what you have been doing, or you can feel reassured that you are right on track! And remember not all information may be relevant for your horse. There is no need to feed your mature gelding who is trail ridden on the weekend like an endurance horse preparing for a 100 mile ride!Read More
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Keys to Preventing Laminitis

November 29, 2012 11:19:03 AM CST

by Dr. Kris Hiney In previous articles we have discussed some of the key strategies in preventing laminitis in the equine. Many of these have centered on grazing strategies which limit the horse’s access to pastures high in fructan content. Remember that fructans are carbohydrates which are enzymatically unable to be digested in the small intestine of the horse. These fructans pass into the hindgut of the horse where they are fermented by the microbial population, specifically gram positive bacteria. The production of certain organic acids and amines enhance the permeability of the gut wall allowing these and other endotoxins to enter the bloodstream of the horse and ultimately effect the circulation to the digit. However, it is not practical to simply right off all horses’ ability to graze. Rather, we should try and identify those individuals which may have a susceptibility to fructan content in the grass. With this month’s article, we will try to identify which individuals may be at risk, and other strategies that may be employed to reduce your horse’s risk.Read More
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Newton, WI, July 26, 2012 Omega Fields, Inc. produces award-winning Omega-3-rich, stabilized, ground flaxseed supplements and treats for horses in all stages of life. Since horses don’t talk, however, Gail Shrine has stepped forward as a spokesperson for the equine products that her horses love. 
 
I have been using Omega Horseshine® and Omega Nibblers® for over six years. My Arabian and half-Arabian horses shine so bright you have to wear shades!” said Shrine, owner of Gail Shrine Events of Austin, TX, an equestrian event management company. 
 
Shrine recently concluded the second annual Northeast Feathered Horse Classic show in Swanton, OH, near Toledo and is busy organizing the 7th Annual Feathered Horse Fall Classic to be held in Perry, GA, October 9-11. She fervently promotes the benefits of Omega-3 supplementation with Omega Fields products at all of her shows and appearances.
 
“The horses lick the bottom of their feed bowls and never leave behind their (Omega) Horseshine,” she said. “Not only do I get fabulous results, but I never have to battle with the horses to get it in them; they love it. And the (Omega) Nibblers (treats) are great. They get 15 of them every day and love the crunchy snack. It is so good for them.”

Shrine has been managing equine events for 18 years. She works hard to produce and manage highly competitive and socially engaging equestrian events. Besides the annual Feathered Horse Classic series of shows, she has put on numerous breed shows for Gypsies and Friesians, AQHA, Peruvian, All Breed, Southern Stallion Showcase & Expo, and the Horses Horses Horses Gala with great success.
 
“Equestrian events are an art form and social event no one should miss out on,” said Shrine. 
Shrine does her job well, drawing thousands of contestants, spectators, and vendors to every event where she ardently promotes Omega Fields’ lineup of ground flaxseed-based, Omega-3-rich supplements and treats.
 
“My horses are healthy, have great hooves, and skin, and the shine is always a huge plus in the show ring. I recommend and promote this product and I can do this because it is the real deal.”
 
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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By Dr. Kris Hiney -- In Part I of this series, we talked not only about the difficulty in removing extra pounds from our equine companions, but also the health benefits that our horse will gain from doing so. Our strategies included seeking a more mature grass hay with a lower caloric density and reducing the amount of forage offered to the horse. This month’s article will look more closely at the diet of our horse, to ensure that we are reducing the calories the horse receives, but are still feeding a balanced diet that provides sufficient amounts of our other nutrients.Read More
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Newton, WI, June 21, 2012 – ENRECO®, Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of its flaxseed milling and bulk distribution assets, retaining its Omega Fields® retail products distribution division which markets Omega-3-rich supplements for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. Grain Millers, Inc. of Eden Prairie, MN assumed ownership of ENRECO intellectual and physical property, excluding Omega Fields, on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
 
"The decision to divest the ENRECO milling operations to Grain Millers was one that I believe was the best to ensure the accomplishment of our mutual goals of growing the flax based ingredient opportunity," said Sean Moriarty, ENRECO and Omega Fields president. Now, with all of our energies and resources focused on the Omega Fields retail supplements segment, we can better support our distributors and retailers, bolster our R&D efforts, and have a much greater effect in the market."
 
Omega Fields supplements will now be manufactured by Grain Millers, but in the same facility as before and to the same levels of quality and food safety. The flaxseed going into their supplements will continue to be SQF 2000, Level 3-certified, as before – the highest level of food quality and safety in the industry. 
 
ENRECO, Inc. and Omega Fields, headquartered in Newton, Wisconsin, serves human and animal nutrition markets worldwide and are dedicated to providing nutritional retail supplements defined by excellence in innovation, quality and customer service.
 
ENRECO was a pioneer in the development of nutritious flaxseed ingredients rich in Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants and other nutritional benefits. The company provided ground, whole-grain, non-GMO flaxseed, sorghum and other ingredients to food and nutritional products industries, and produced Omega Fields retail products for human and animal consumption.
 
Always the innovator, ENRECO created processing systems to triple-clean their product, was the first to develop proprietary stabilization technologies allowing a guaranteed minimum shelf life of two years, and was the first to employ a third party-validated, 5-log Kill Step for lowest pathogen and microbial values.  The company's flaxseed ingredients are audited to SQF 2000, Level-3 standards to ensure product quality and safety.
 
Grain Millers, Inc., founded in 1985, is a leading manufacturer of conventional and organic whole grain ingredients used in cereals, breads, snack bars and many other products served around the world. Grain Millers, Inc., now operating out of eight locations throughout North America, has four divisions: grain, dairy, specialty products, and Agricor, its dry corn milling operation. 
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by Dr. Kris Hiney -- Nothing is more devastating to the horse owner than to have a treasured partner be afflicted by the painful, crippling disease of laminitis. Laminitis can be a debilitating disease that may ultimately result in the death of the horse or humane euthanization. Unfortunately there are so many factors that can manifest in development of this syndrome that it can be difficult to sort through.Read More
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Feeding Horses with Respiratory Allergies

April 3, 2012 10:50:42 AM CDT

When some horses are exposed to dusts and molds, they develop allergies. Why some horses do and others do not develop allergies is unknown. There is some evidence that this disease may be genetic. Horses born to affected parents are three times more likely to develop RAO than horses born to non-affected parents. Therefore, if you know your horse is predisposed to RAO, it is even more important to identify the symptoms and to properly manage its environment.Read More
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