Nano-E® Vitamin E supplement from Kentucky Equine Research

SPEAKER: Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that promotes health of muscle and nerve cells. When healthy horses have full access to fresh green pasture they’re getting plenty of vitamin E. But many horses today are managed without access to lush pasture. Since Vitamin E depletes quickly once grass is cut to make hay, these […]

Ask the Vet – Bone supplements for a horse with navicular

SARAH: “I was wondering what you thought about using bone health supplements on a horse with navicular. Horse in question was first X-rayed in 2011. Since then has had a regular Osphos and has stayed sound for normal work. Would a bone supplement help keep the horse sound as she gets older? Will one even […]

Ask the Vet – What supplements should every horse have?

SARAH: “What supplements should every horse have?” What a question. DR LYDIA GRAY: I did not write this and you did not write this, right? SARAH: I did not write this. DR LYDIA GRAY: And I’m sure this is the same place you went to, but when I get asked that– I get asked that […]

Ask the Vet – Locked stifles, joint supplements, SI injections, and more! – November 2017

SARAH: Hi, everyone. Welcome back to the Ask The Vet video series. I’m SmartPaker Sarah, and this is Dr. Lydia Gray, Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director here at SmartPak. We’re here to ask and answer horse health questions submitted and voted on by you guys. If you want to see the questions that we’ve already […]

SmartPak Barn Field Trip, Part 1: Exploring horse feed and nutrition

DR LYDIA GRAY: The first station, we talk a little bit about grains and feed stuffs, and then you work with your partner to identify what’s in the bags, and then we talk about what they are and why you might choose one and not the other. You’ve got some blanks on your paper, and […]

Ask the Vet – What supplements should I start my horse on?

DAN: “How do I know what supplements to start my horse on?” DR LYDIA GRAY: All me– and you. Because you’re on the phones, you get this a lot. DAN: Yes. DR LYDIA GRAY: So I’m expecting you to jump in here. But when I think about– when I get this question– and I get […]

Pregnant Horse Care : Pregnant Horse Nutrition

Hello my name is Neil Draper and we are going to talk to you about feed and water and care of your mare. Now we want to look for is a nice clean alfalfa. You want to make sure it’s dry and bright green like this and when you take it apart it’s not dusty. […]

A Cow’s Calendar and Nutritional Changes It Brings

Hi I’m Mike. Life for a cow on the ranch is a bit more complicated than we might imagine, and when it comes to their diet, its always changing with the season, and we have to change with it. Today we take a look at a cows calendar and how their lives change through the […]

Ask the Vet – Do feed-thru joint supplements work?

SARAH: “Is there any benefit to joint supplements given in feed?” Scandalous question. “I have been told they are helpful but also that horses do not metabolize them when given this way and injections are better. Is this true?” Great question. I’m really glad we get to talk about this. DR LYDIA GRAY: I am, […]

Vitamins, Minerals and Protein and Fly Control in Cattle Nutrition

Hi I’m Mike. The day to day requirements for cows aren’t many. They need food, they need water, but that doesn’t mean that as the one in charge of them, that’s where it ends. My job is to make sure the cows have what they don’t even know they need, and much like a toddler […]