Standlee Barn Bulletin

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The Endless Uses of Straw!

The Endless Uses of Straw!

Most people have used straw in one way or another, but you may be surprised at how many different uses there are. Blame it on the season, but we can't help but talk about the versatile benefits of straw for...

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Symptoms, Causes and Feed Management for Laminitis

Symptoms, Causes and Feed Management for Laminitis

Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae of the foot. The laminae are tiny finger-like structures in the hoof that interlock to join the coffin bone to the hoof wall, effectively suspending the bones of the foot inside...

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Do The Race Horses at The Kentucky Derby Need a Sidekick?

Do The Race Horses at The Kentucky Derby Need a Sidekick?

Since we are shaking up the traditions of the Kentucky Derby this year, due to COVID-19, we thought we would highlight a member of the team who doesn’t always get the spotlight. While most often during the races, our eyes...

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Some of our most popular products at Standlee are our Smart Beet Pulp Pellets and Shreds, and although they are top sellers, we often get questions about\n what it is from those that have never heard of it or its benefits for horses. In this part of our beet pulp series, our equine nutritionist, Dr. Stephen\n Duren at Performance Horse Nutrition, helps address some frequently asked questions about beet pulp.

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Some topics he covers in the video below are:

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Beet pulp is a great way to increase fiber in your horse or other livestock’s diet. Fiber helps provide animals with energy to grow, work, and play and\n is often fed as a supplement to help underweight horses gain weight. Though it is a supplement that is added to the horse or other livestock’s diet,\n some believe that it is a filler type feed to help keep the animal full, which is not true. Dr. Duren explains more in the video below.

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Now that we have broken down the basics of what beet pulp is, we will explain everything you need to know about how to feed beet pulp products in part\n two of this series, coming soon.

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Not interested in waiting or want more in-depth details on beet pulp? Watch our webinar, “Beet Pulp – What is it and Why Do Horses Need It?”\n learn more now.

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Featured Products

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Halloween

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The scarecrow is a fun costume, whether in the traditional style or making a twist and styling it with more spooky details!

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Decoration

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Straw bales make a great decorative option for seating or for stylizing any event.

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Straw can make great mulch, defer water from newly planted seeds/young plants, or create cold frames, garden paths, bale gardens, or new garden beds. Setting the bale upward cut side out, allows the straw to decompose while your plants benefit from the nutrients derived from decomposition. Once the straw has started to rot, plant your vegetables in a soil row. But why?

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Bedding

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Straw can be used as a bedding material. One study found that straw was the second most absorbent, out of nine bedding types. It was observed that straw can hold seven times its weight in water*. Here are the benefits of using straw:

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Straw is great for absorption, which is essential because moisture pooling on bedding can cause it to get soaking wet. Though straw doesn’t release moisture well, adding zeolite can help reduce ammonia. Zeolite absorbs moisture like a sponge while neutralizing odors by arresting harmful ammonia gas molecules like a magnet.

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Additionally, straw can be used as compostable food packaging and will biodegrade in a commercial composting environment. So why not use straw for everything? If you aren't already, now is the time! Check out the Standlee Store Locator to get some straw now and stay tuned for more blog posts with additional straw uses.

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Landscaping note – Barley or wheat seeds may be present and may germinate if used in gardens or for erosion control.

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\n\t*https://www.thefeatherbrain.com/blog/best-chicken-coop-bedding\n

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Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae of the foot. The laminae are tiny finger-like structures in the hoof that interlock to join the coffin bone to\n the hoof wall, effectively suspending the bones of the foot inside the hoof wall. Inflammation damages the laminae making them unable to hold the coffin\n bone in place. With the weight of the horse pushing the coffin bone toward the ground and the pull of the deep digital flexor tendon rotating the coffin\n bone, the coffin bone will sink and rotate within the hoof. This process is extremely painful to the horse and results in lameness.

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What are the symptoms?

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The symptoms of laminitis can be spread depending on the severity. They can range from:

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Laminitis is a multifactorial disorder meaning there are potentially many different causes for the disease. Several risk factors for developing laminitis\n include chronic colic, diarrhea, excessive concussion, retained placenta, drug reactions, systemic infection, injury, obesity, and genetics. One of\n the most common risk factors is carbohydrate (sugar, starch, fructan) overload and insulin resistance. This year in particular, we have anecdotally\n seen a rise in laminitis cases primarily in performance horses. It has been speculated this may be due to our horses doing less work, as the majority\n of the show season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exercise can improve insulin sensitivity (Turner et al., 2011**) and help to maintain\n glucose and insulin levels in a healthy range even in horses that may be overweight and otherwise at risk for developing laminitis.

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Treatment

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Feeding and Management

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Nutrition countermeasures to avoid laminitis include the following:

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If you have questions, please contact the nutritionists at Standlee Premium Western Forage, or consult with your veterinarian.

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By Dr. Tania Cubitt\n
Standlee Nutritional Expert - Performance Horse Nutrition

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Scientific References:\n

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*AAEP (2020) https://aaep.org/horsehealth/laminitis-prevention-treatment\n

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**Silvia P. Turner, Tanja Maria Hess, Kibby Treiber, Erica B. Mello, Bruno G. Souza, Fernando Q. Almeida, Comparison of Insulin Sensitivity of Horses Adapted to Different Exercise Intensities, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Volume 31, Issue 11, 2011, Pages 645-649\n

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Fall is approaching and with it, cooler weather and a shift in pasture availability and moisture content. When temperatures start to decrease, some horses have a tendency to drink less; coupled with eating less moisture dense pasture and more dry hay, this transition can sometimes bring on impaction colic. Diagnosed early, impaction colic usually can be treated and resolved without surgery.

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Causes:

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Impaction colic is a drying out of intestinal contents causing a blockage in the horse’s gut. The large intestine twists and turns and has several changes of direction and diameter. These “corners” can be position for impactions, where a firm mass of feed or foreign material blocks the intestine. Impactions can be induced by coarse feed stuff, dehydration or accumulation of foreign material, like sand. Other management changes such as feed changes or decreases in exercise and water intake and long-term use of NSAIDs can also increase the risk for impactions colic.

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Signs:

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The usual signs of approaching impaction colic are depression, decreased appetite, and decreased production and dryness of manure. If you notice these symptoms, you should contact a veterinarian. Diagnosed early, impaction colic usually can be treated and resolved without surgery. There are several ways horse owners can reduce the risk of impaction colic.

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Management:

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Some best management practices that can help avoid impaction colic include:

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Standlee Premium Western Forage® offers several options from forage pellets or cubes that can be soaked to aid in the hydration of horses when temperature changes occur, to chopped forage products, compressed bales and Grab & Go® bales that can improve the overall quality of the forage provided to your horses.

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If you have questions, please contact the nutritionists at Standlee Premium Western Forage, or consult with your veterinarian.

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By Dr. Tania Cubitt
Standlee Nutritional Expert - Performance Horse Nutrition

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Scientific References:

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1. Plummer AE. Impactions of the small and large intestines. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2009;25(2):317-327.

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Since we are shaking up the traditions of the Kentucky Derby this year, due to COVID-19, we thought we would highlight a member of the team who doesn’t always get the spotlight. While most often during the races, our eyes are on those performing. Did you know that often they have a “partner in crime?”

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How do those champions perform so well? How do they do it with all the stress and anxiety? One of our favorite unsung heroes, who stays out of the spotlight, but is a reliable support for those nervous thoroughbreds and provides calming energy and balance in the stalls are Calming Goats! A sidekick might be the best fitting name for calming goats because that is precisely what they do; they cheer on the positive behaviors of racehorses while waiting for events to begin. Calming goats may not make the cover of a comic book as a sidekick, but where would Batman be without Robbin? These calming goats are known to walk through the stalls and seek out signs of stress in horses and offer calming energies to bring down the anxiety of high-strung thoroughbreds.

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Why Goats?

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Why exactly are goats such great sidekicks? Maybe you thought goats were just troublemakers finding a not-so-normal snack to devour when no one is looking and definitely getting into mischief.

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Experts say that calming goats work like a distraction, merely giving the racer something or someone else to think about. If you have an overly nervous horse, goats are a great add on to any travel and boarding situation, and also have similar forage needs. You can pick-up a Grab & Go® bale and hit the road.

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Horses experiencing stress or anxiety can show signs like stall walking, tail tucking, yawning, or the grinding of teeth. As a herd animal, it makes sense that horses would find comfort in having a companion. So why add a calming goat instead of another horse or allow two horses to be stalled next to each other? In some cases, horses bond much more emotionally to other horses, and this can amplify the stress and anxiety when their horse companion is racing or is not there. The bond with a calming goat really feels more like an added comfort rather than a necessity, without the added anxiety of using another horse as a companion. Just like in our favorite Marvel or DC comics, those superheroes need the support of their trusted sidekick to stay balanced and perform their best!

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Sometimes calming goats have multiple horses they support and can move from horse to horse, and the thoroughbreds don’t seem to be bothered by the change in an allegiance if their buddy is still nearby. Just like in every situation, some horses have been known to develop a deeper bond to their specific calming goat. In claiming races, those sidekicks are sometimes sent with the racer so that no one breaks up the duo. Whatever works, right? Imagine Batman without Robbin!

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So, while you create that Traditional Kentucky Derby environment at home this year, be sure to think about those unsung heroes behind the scenes supporting healthy horse habits before the races. Silly horse helpers are munching some yummy forage right alongside your top pick. Good luck to all the champions and their sidekicks!

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