Entries by ronstalman

Soaking Vs Steaming Hay to Reduce NSC

If you have a horse that suffers from Insulin Resistance, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, PSSM or Cushing’s you are always struggling to reduce the NSC levels in their hay. Some owners soak the hay to reduce the sugar levels and airborne respirable dust which naturally occur in the hay.  With steaming units becoming more popular it […]

Why Equine Hair Analysis

Why Hair Analysis? Are you concerned about your horse’s performance level? Have you tried multiple supplement programs but have seen little or no changes? Do you want to take the guesswork out of your horse’s nutritional program? These are all good reasons to have a hair analysis done. What is hair analysis and how is […]

How Tell If Your Supplement Program is Working

You can go down any isle in a tack or feed store and see supplements from floor to ceiling. All making magical promises from giving your horse better hoofs to increasing performance. In the world of supplements it’s not a one size fits all proposition. As our horse’s health care advocate we need to ask […]

Does Toothpaste Work in Treating Sarcoids?

If you Google “Equine Sarcoids” you will find lots of comments and online chats sessions recommending toothpaste as the cure for your horse’s sarcoid.  Many people think it’s the fluoride and suggest using the strongest formula for best results.  At best, folks that have tried this method have gotten mix results. A few questions come […]