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Benefits Of Feeding Papaya To Your Horse

Benefits Of Feeding Papaya To Your Horse

At Stable Feed, we know that what you feed your horses matters. Mixed with chia, green papaya, aloe vera gel, dried molasses powder, and beta-carotene/ L-glutamine rich vegetables (carrot, kale, cabbage), our Papaya Chia is a great option for many horses and provides superior gastric support! 
Vitamin A Deficiency in Horses—and How You Can Prevent It

Vitamin A Deficiency in Horses—and How You Can Prevent It

Seasonal changes and how they can increase vitamin A deficiencies As horse owners, we strive to provide our companions with the best care possible. Every decision we make from the veterinarian and farrier to feed and hay reflects our care and concern for our horse’s health. Even with the best car...
Equine Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Equine Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey: a functional food: Manuka honey is a sweet and tasty gift from bees. Along with two forms of antibacterial hydrogen peroxide, Manuka honey contains methylglyoxal (MGO) and dihydroxyacetone, two chemical substances with high antimicrobial action.  Unlike hydrogen peroxide, MGO and ...
Why Feed Chia?

Why Feed Chia?

While nutritional needs vary from horse to horse depending on age, work, availability of quality forage, etc., there are some dietary constants. Chia seeds are one of the few supplemental foods that are appropriate for every stage and age of a horse’s life. 
Equine Health Benefits of Spirulina

Equine Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a dense, green powder derived from freshwater, blue-green algae. It is a potent functional food documented as having anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects. Spirulina supports respiratory and skin health, and was recently recognized for its ability to support...
Chia Seeds: Nature's Tiny Miracle

Chia Seeds: Nature's Tiny Miracle

Back in 2010 I came across a booth where chia seeds were being sold as a dietary supplement for horses. I had never heard of chia seeds! Did you know about them 10 years ago? Since that time, chia seeds have become a booming crop for horses.
Equine Health Benefits of Blueberries

Equine Health Benefits of Blueberries

When I heard that blueberries were a "SUPER FOOD", it struck me as little more than hyperbole: an exaggerated claim. I was wrong. Blueberries ARE little antioxidant wonders.  Blueberries have higher antioxidant capacity than blackberries and strawberries. 
Equine Health Benefits of Prickly Pear

Equine Health Benefits of Prickly Pear

When I look for foods to incorporate into a biscuit, it is typically because I meet a horse who has a particular problem. I want to know if there is a natural way to improve their life. One such horse, a gorgeous and incredibly sweet gelding, put me on the path to my Prickly Pear Chia.

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