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Targeted Supplements Help Competition HorsesBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · December 20, 2016

“The most remarkable transformation has occurred to Rubicon’s hooves with the use of Bio•Bloom PS,” said Mary Jordan, a rider sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research (KER).

According to Jordan, the dressage gelding could not wear shoes and had several issues with quarter cracks that were compromising his career. “A year after beginning Bio•Bloom PS, his feet are beautiful, and he is sound,” she remarked.

Bio•Bloom PS contains biotin, methionine, iodine, and chelated zinc at levels shown to improve and support hoof growth, including development of a strong hoof wall. Horse owners in Australia should look for Bio-Bloom.

“Rubicon has also benefited from RiteTrac. The gelding traveled extensively last year: Florida to England to Belgium to New York to Maine to Kentucky to Florida again! RiteTrac ensured that Rubicon’s globe-trotting itinerary never interrupted his stomach or hindgut health,” said Jordan. “I can’t imagine traveling without it.”

Unlike other gastrointestinal-support supplements, RiteTrac targets both the stomach and the hindgut, regions of the digestive tract that are vulnerable to disease. RiteTrac provides rapid relief from the discomfort associated with gastric ulcers and hindgut acidosis. RiteTrac is available in the United States, but Australian horse owners should check out these digestive-health products available from KER.

Jordan’s two-year-old colt was given DuraPlex through the unforgiving New England winter. “This past winter’s harsh weather made it almost impossible to turn out horses, so they had a lot of stall time. The snow was taller than the pasture fences! By feeding DuraPlex, I knew the colt was consuming all of the minerals and other substrates needed to keep bone strong during long periods of inactivity.”

DuraPlex is especially useful in young horses at times when bone loss might occur, such as when limited or no turnout is available or advised, such as when stall rest is mandated due to injury or surgery. In addition, DuraPlex supports bone quality at high-risk times such as when growing horses enter training programs. Australian horsemen and horsewoman should look to Bone Food for skeletal support.

Jordan recently spoke to her veterinarian about the use of Nano•E, a liquid natural-source vitamin E product that is highly bioavailable, “We live in an area with a high incidence of Lyme disease, so boosting the vitamin E levels is a significant step in keeping horses protected,” she commented.

Vitamin E is an essential component of body-wide antioxidant defenses and plays a vital role in immune function. Nano•E provides the nutrient in its most useful form, so it is rapidly available for peak antioxidant protection.

Jordan, a para-equestrian with a long resume of successes, continues to campaign Rubicon. She has scheduled a full slate of dressage shows for the summer and autumn, and hopes to represent the United States at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. She has been a KER-sponsored rider for many years.

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