Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • USRider: A Look at Horse Trailer Accidents

    Like everything you would prepare for a show, you should prepare the same for an accident. Are you going on a longer than normal trip? Gather your resources. Make a travel plan and where you plan to overnight. Locate veterinarians along your route and load the closer ones into your phone or write them down. If you somehow run into a situation where you are unable to find a veterinarian, a stabling facility may have a few names for you. Continue reading

  • Dr. Getty’s Research Reflections - PPID

    A recent study[i] suggests suspensory ligament degeneration is associated with Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID)

    Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria and the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, UK, examined histopathological changes in the suspensory ligaments of horses with PPID.

    Suspensory ligaments from four horses with PPID (ages 17-26 years of age) were compared to seven healthy horses, ranging in age from 4 to 31 years old.

    Result:  Horses with PPID had significantly reduced longitudinal arrangement of collagen fibers, as well as significant proteoglycan accumulations between suspensory ligament fibers.  These symptoms are similar to changes seen after long term high dose corticosteroid treatments. Continue reading

  • Conformation: form to function

    Written By: Dawn Melbye, Instructor, University of Minnesota Crookston
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    Without acceptable conformation, there is limited function. Horses are commonly expected to perform in ways that are not natural for their form. A horse that is correct in form and for its intended use may be more comfortable to ride than a horse with poor conformation. Poor conformation in a horse may result in a greater risk of injury, difficulty in training, and greater lameness issues. Owners need to evaluate and utilize horses that possess acceptable conformation for the intended use of the horse. These evaluations will result in performance at optimum levels. Continue reading

  • Omega Fields Introduces NEW Low Sugar & Starch Omega-3 Horse Treat

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is excited to announce its newly launched Low Sugar & Starch horse treat – Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar& Starch (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblers-low-sugar-starch.html). Omega Nibblers Low Sugar & Starch is a nutritious, apple flavored, Omega-3 heart shaped treat supplement for horses in all life stages made from natural ingredients. There is 65% less sugar & starch than our original Omega Nibblers® treats and it is low in non structural carbohydrates – Sugar is 6.7% and Starch is 7.4%. “We are happy to be able to have formulated a low NSC treat for our customers and those who want to be able to treat their metabolically challenged horses”, said Omega Fields President, Sean Moriarty.

    About Omega Fields
    Omega Fields® mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. Omega Fields wants its customers to have exceptional experiences with their products, staff, websites and retailers.

    Omega Fields is the first manufacturer in the animal health industry to use human-grade, non-GMO stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. The innovative use of flaxseed milled with a unique stabilization technology ensures long shelf life and superior quality for Omega Fields’ products.

    Contact: Allison Kuhl _ Director of Business Development, Omega Fields

  • New Events Calendar on Omega Fields Website

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is excited to announce our newest feature update on our website www.OmegaFields.com - we have updated our Events Calendar (https://www.omegafields.com/events/) to include two viewing options - LIST and CALENDAR. Make sure to check out this new feature to learn where we will be and where our ambassadors and spokespeople will be! Also posted are our YOUSHINE donation(https://www.omegafields.com/donation-program/) program events that we have donated too.

    About Omega Fields
    Omega Fields® mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. Omega Fields wants its customers to have exceptional experiences with their products, staff, websites and retailers.

    Omega Fields is the first manufacturer in the animal health industry to use human-grade, non-GMO stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. The innovative use of flaxseed milled with a unique stabilization technology ensures long shelf life and superior quality for Omega Fields’ products.

    Contact: Allison Kuhl _ Director of Business Development, Omega Fields

  • Omega Fields 5th Year at Western States Horse Expo

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. announces that it will have a booth at the Western States Horse Expo on June 5 -7, 2015. Our booth spaces are #6406 and #6408 located in Buliding B, upstairs. We are excited to be located directly across from Parelli Natural Horsemanship (https://www.omegafields.com/parelli-partner/) as we are continued partners. In addition, we will be accepting contest entries for a 6 months’ supply of Omega Horseshine. (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-26.html) Make sure to stop by to purchase our products at a great price, chat with our sales team (https://www.omegafields.com/aboutus-our-staff/) and take a photo of yourself at our booth and post on social media. Make sure to #OmegaFieldsWSHE to be entered to win a FREE month supply of Omega Horseshine.

    About Omega Fields
    Omega Fields® mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. Omega Fields wants its customers to have exceptional experiences with their products, staff, websites and retailers.

    Omega Fields is the first manufacturer in the animal health industry to use human-grade, non-GMO stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. The innovative use of flaxseed milled with a unique stabilization technology ensures long shelf life and superior quality for Omega Fields’ products.

    Contact: Allison Kuhl _ Director of Business Development, Omega Fields

  • Omega Fields Introduces NEW Feed Math Calculator Tool on Website

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is excited to announce its newly created Feed Math Calculator tool for its horse products. This new functionality will help our customers easily figure out how much product they need to order to optimize the nutrition for the number of horses they have (up to 4 at a time) based on what activity level each horse has. Once you populate the drop down boxes and press CALCULATE, the calculator will provide you with the recommended size of the product, how much is recommended to feed per/day/head, the approximate daily cost and then suggest order frequency for our Autoship & Save program.
    “We believe this new feature for our horse supplement products will improve customer satisfaction by helping our current and future customers decide on the best economical choices for our products,” said Omega Fields President, Sean Moriarty. The feed calculator tool is located on selected horse product pages underneath the product image and product size information. (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-27.html)

    About Omega Fields
    Omega Fields® mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. Omega Fields wants its customers to have exceptional experiences with their products, staff, websites and retailers.

    Omega Fields is the first manufacturer in the animal health industry to use human-grade, non-GMO stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. The innovative use of flaxseed milled with a unique stabilization technology ensures long shelf life and superior quality for Omega Fields’ products.

    Contact: Allison Kuhl _ Director of Business Development, Omega Fields

  • Bowed Tendons

    Annette McCoy, DVM, University of Minnesota

    "Bowed tendon" is the common name for superficial or deep digital flexor tendonitis. The superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) runs down the back of the leg and attaches to the long and short pastern bones. The deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) runs to the SDFT and attaches to the coffin bone. Together, these tendons aid in flexion of the lower limb.

    When either of these tendons becomes inflamed, it swells, causing it to look "bowed." The bow can appear anywhere from the carpus/tarsus (knee/hock) to the pastern region. The SDFT is much more commonly affected than the DDFT. Continue reading

  • Should I REFRIGERATE My Eggs?

    should i refridgerate my eggs

    Written By and Courtesy of Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily

    One of the most common questions I get asked by readers is if they need to refrigerate the eggs they collect from their chickens. The answer might surprise you.
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  • Companion animal welfare act

    The Animal Humane Society has seen a significant increase in equine related cases (both complaints and seizures) over the past two years. It is important to draw people's attention to the legal minimum requirements for horse ownership. According to Chapter 346 in the Minnesota Pet and Companion Animal Welfare Act, equines are defined as horses, ponies, mules, and burros. The Act outlines several requirements, including: Continue reading

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