Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • Shelly Temple earns her USDF silver medal with Cooper

    It is tough to be a champion in any FEI discipline. But, what does it take to excel at two? Just as Shelly Temple who with her 17 year old Morgan gelding LR Ami B-Line (“Cooper”) recently earned the US Dressage Federations silver medal. Shelly has concentrated on ridden dressage with Cooper since his informal retirement from the sport of combined driving in 2013. Shelly and Cooper finalized the silver medal in September at the Pumpkin Patch Dressage Show in Camden, South Carolina with coach Amy McElroy.

    Although Shelly was a former dressage rider during her equestrian career, Cooper was primarily a combined driving pony. Their partnership result in Shelly and Cooper being crowned US National Champion Single Pony in 2006, 2010 and 2011 as well as members of the US Pony Driving team in 2007 and 2011. In the World Championships, Shelly and Cooper won silver and bronze medals in driven dressage as well as two Bronze Team medals. Shelly is sponsored by Omega Fields; “Omega Fields’ Horseshine has been an important part of Cooper’s feeding regimen for years. His coat looks fantastic, and he continues to have health hooves.”

    Shelly’s next goal is earning her USDF gold medal with her longtime partner, Cooper.

    Catalyst Driving Center is an equestrian driving facility in Windsor, South Carolina specializing in the training of all levels of drivers and horses. Please feel free to contact Shelly to learn more about her, the products she trusts, her horses, and what Catalyst Driving can offer the driving enthusiast.

  • To blanket or not to blanket

    Written By: Marcia Hathaway, PhD, University of Minnesota

    horse winter drinking water

    We have received numerous questions lately regarding blanketing. A horse's winter coat can be an excellent insulator, but its insulating value is lost if it gets wet. It is important to keep the horse dry and sheltered from moisture. Continue reading

  • The risk of administering intramuscular banamine

    Written By: Raffa Teixera DVM & Stephanie Valberg DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota

    Figure 1. This horse has swelling and gas under the skin. Figure 1. This horse has swelling and gas under the skin.

    Flunixin meglumine (Banamine) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent that is very effective for the relief of pain, inflammation and fever in horses. Continue reading

  • A Dozen Eggs - Why Are They Sold In A Dozen?

    Written By Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily

    why-are-eggs-sold-by-the-dozen

    The number twelve has had special significance for man since the ancient times, from Jesus' twelve apostles to twelve full moons per year and twelve months in a year. There are twelve inches in a foot and twelve hourly divisions on a clock.  There are twelve zodiac signs, twelve tribes of Israel and twelve Knights of the Round Table. There are twelve days of Christmas. But what does any of that have to do with why eggs are sold by the dozen? Continue reading

  • Omega Fields at Massachusetts Equine Affaire 2015

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. announces that it will be at the 2015 MA Equine Affaire in W. Springfield, MA on November 12-15, 2015. This year we will be our 2nd year partnering with Cheshire Horse for the retail sales of our products at booth #314 and #315 in the Better Living Center Building. The Cheshire Horse will be providing a gift with purchase.
    Again this year, there will be a FREE 6 month Omega Horseshine (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-29.html) product giveaway from Omega Fields – all you have to do is sign up at the booth for your chance to win. Other product giveaways include NEW Omega Nibblers Low Sugar & Starch horse treats (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblers-low-sugar-starch.html) and NEW Omega Smart Hearts soft baked dog treats. (https://www.omegafields.com/canine-products/omega-smart-hearts.html)

    About Omega Fields
    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. 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, goat, 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, Inc. • (920) 550-4061 ext. 119 • [email protected], www.omegafields.com

  • Omega Fields is proud to announce it will be a GOLD level benefactor for the ECIR No Laminitis Conference

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is proud to announce our continued support of the No Laminitis! Conference for 2015. Presented by the ECIR Group, Inc., with Keynote Speakers Dr. Eleanor Kellon, VMD ; Robert Bowker, VMD, PhD; and many more. To be held November 6-8, 2013 in Georgetown, Texas.
    Omega Fields’ goal is to promote and support optimal equine health through knowledge, instruction and practice. Once considered a death sentence, Laminitis is often the first sign that leads to a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease or Insulin Resistance. This conference will provide new and emerging information to help recognize how laminitis can be prevented and treated with background, new and emerging information on equine insulin resistance and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing ’s disease) and including drug, nutritional management and hoof physiology and function. Full conference information can be found at http://nolaminitis.org/index.php.
    “On behalf of the hardworking conference organizers and non-profit officers and directors, we offer a special thanks to all of you for your support. Omega Fields in an important product used by many of our members. In addition to the information and new research being discussed at this conference, it is also a major fundraiser for 2015. Funds raised here will allow us to continue to expand our outreach to owners, vets, farriers, trimmers and others struggling to help the horses in their care.” Says Nancy Collins, ECIR Group, Inc. – Treasurer/Director.
    “Omega Fields’ Omega flagship Omega-3 supplement – Omega Horseshine (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-28.html) is recommended for horses suffering with metabolic syndrome such as Cushings disease and Insulin Resistance. With a NSC value or 4.4%, it is a wonderful Omega-3 supplement for horses that cannot be grazing on sugar rich fresh green grass,” states Sean Moriarty, President of Omega Fields.

    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 Announces NEW Omega Smart Hearts Dog Treats

    Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is excited to announce its new natural, nutritious and tasty dog treats – Omega Smart Hearts (https://www.omegafields.com/canine-products/omega-smart-hearts.html). These new treats are soft baked heart shaped with human grade NON-GMO ground flaxseed as the #1 ingredient. They do NOT contain corn or soy. The Smart Hearts come in four delicious flavors – Prime Rib, Roasted Chicken, Cheese & Bacon, and Roasted Turkey. It is also offered in a new preprinted pouch size of 2 lbs.
    “Our Omega Smart Heart treats were tailored made from feedback and requests from our Omega Fields customers. They loved our Omega Nuggets but provide amazing suggestions that helped us formulate the new treat. The treat is soft baked – easy to chew for young or old dogs, small or large. It is our continued goal to provide our customers with the Omega-3 treats and supplements their animal’s deserve.” 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

  • Fall Grasses Increase Risk of Laminitis

    Written By: Juliet M. Getty , PhD.

    As temperatures begin to dip, Dr. Juliet Getty, equine nutrition specialist, wants your horse to make the transition to winter feeding in good shape, and that means understanding about the sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth.  If you have horses that are overweight, insulin resistant, or suffer from equine Cushing’s disease, you know about keeping them off of spring grasses. The non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) content is too high for free-choice grazing to be safe, increasing the risk for laminitis. But don’t think you're out of the woods once spring is over. True, summer is safer, but as early fall nights cool down below 40 degrees F for the majority of the night, the dangerous carbohydrates once again increase. Grass accumulates NSC (sugars and starch) as it is exposed to sunlight. The levels reach a peak in the late afternoon. During the dark hours, the grass uses this fuel for itself, and by morning, the levels are at their lowest. But cold nights prevent grass from using as much NSC, resulting in a higher NSC concentration during the day. Don’t be fooled by the brown grass you see in the late fall. Spread it apart and you’ll likely see some green at the base, which is high in sugar and starch. If it hasn’t rained in a while, your grass will look dried out; but be careful – dry grass can actually have a higher NSC percentage than long, lush-looking grass. Continue reading

  • On the Move

    Written By Jenny Pavlovic

    Over the summer I was offered a new job in Wisconsin, the state where I grew up. I wanted to move back closer to my family, and I love the Madison area. So in September, after I had lived in Minnesota for 31 years, and in the same house for almost 26 years, we made the move to Wisconsin. Continue reading

  • STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT EQUINE DENTISTRY

    Written By Walt Friedrich

    Horse by the dentist

    Ah, this time it’s one of everyone’s least favorite subjects – equine dentistry. But as with our own human dentistry, it must be faced – it’s an important part of the responsibility we take on when we make a home for and share our lives with horses. Continue reading

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