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Global Vitamin Shortage Spurs Hoof Supplement Prices

Months after an incident at a BASF chemical factory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, that caused a shortage of vitamins A and E, consumers may see feed and nutritional supplement prices rising. Even as the plant resumes operations, some vitamin prices are increasing by 1,000%.
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Answering Clients’ Supplement Questions

Optimal nutrition can support hoof health and make your job easier
The modern horse’s diet is often lacking in core nutritional factors. Jessica Normand, senior director of product research and development at SmartPak, shared those concerns — and how to help address them through supplements — at the 15th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Searching For The Missing Puzzle Piece In Problem Feet

Life Data Labs unveils new research project to study mineral content
Most horse owners focus much of their attention on maintaining a shiny hair coat, mane and flowing tail. However, many of these seemingly model horses also have problem feet. “What’s missing?” Mike Barker, sales representative at the Cherokee, Ala.-based Life Data Labs rhetorically asks attendees at the 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Dr. Getty's Four Favorite Calming Ingredients

Forage should be available 24/7, all day and all night, if you intend to feed in sync with the way horses are meant to eat.This will help your horse maintain a healthy weight, reduce inflammation, and prevent ulcerations. Therefore, it would be unwise to rely on a calming supplement, when with a little effort, you can identify the underlying causes of your horse's excitable behavior.
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