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How to Read Blood Work on the Race Horse

Tweet MUSCLE ENZYMES  CPK, LDH & SGOT / AST- Levels of specific enzymes help indicate the presence of muscle injury or disease, its severity and progression. Measured blood levels of enzymes, along with the observation of other clinical signs, such as lameness, pain or dark urine, help tell you whether, when and to what extent muscle damage has occurred. It is extremely important to consider whether any increased enzyme levels were measured before, during or after exercise; as well as whether any other stressful events may have contributed to results. High enzyme levels after hard work are not necessarily the voice of doom in predicting muscle damage. In some cases,

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Equine Vet Discusses Horse Supplements in General Horse Care

Tweet By Hugh Dillon Horse Supplements or Horse Sense? Anyone who owns, rides, or cares for equines should have a basic understanding of horse supplements. These supplements can benefit the health and physical appearance of any horse when used wisely. Horse supplements include a variety of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that can be added to the animal’s regular diet. These supplemental agents are specifically designed to boost the health and vitality of a horse in much the same way that certain nutritional substances can benefit humans. Horses can be subjected to a variety of stressors. This stress can affect their immune systems and physical condition. Instead of maintaining

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Liquid Health Provides Tips for Administering Multivitamins for Kids

Tweet Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Every parent wants to do whats best for their child. While a nutrient-rich diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal for a growing child, sometimes there are still gaps in a childs nutrient intake. This is where multivitamins for kids can come in handy, but getting a child to take one may be difficult. Liquid Health offers some tips to help with this. There are lots of options of multivitamins for kids, but for a particularly finicky child a liquid vitamin may be the best choice. Liquid vitamins can be quickly added to a childs favorite juice for easy consumption.

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Why is the Frog of My Horse’s Foot Falling Off?

Tweet A veterinarian who’s also a certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse. News

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Study Reveals L-Carnitine, Which is Found in Popular Weight Loss Supplement Liproxenol, Lowers Risk of Death From All Causes

Tweet Australia (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 With heart disease being the top cause of death in the U.S., scientists have spent hundreds of thousands of hours and dollars trying to figure out how to lower this way too-high risk. Now it seems that L-carnitine, like that found in the popular weight loss supplement Liproxenol, may hold the key. On April 11, 2013, the Mayo Clinic Proceedings published a study in which they reviewed 13 controlled trials to ascertain the importance of L-carnitine when it comes to death for all causes, arrhythmias and angina attacks. They took trials published on Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed and Excerpta Medica (Embase) between May 1st

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Muscular Development Magazine Comments on the Effectiveness of Creatine for Training

Tweet Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 On April 3, 2013, Muscular Development magazine responds to an article published by Stack, which describes the use and effectiveness of creatine for training exercises. According to an article published by Stack, creatine is a naturally occurring substance in the body used in energy production. It increases the rate of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) during short, intense workouts. This means that your body will be able to maintain a high level of progress when performing intense workouts. It can also shorten recovery time. Brian Turner, a spokesperson for Muscular Development magazine, says there are many misconceptions relating to creatine. Creatine is one

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