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    Auburn Laboratories Inc
    Help protect your horse from stress
    • Concentrated liquid extract of adaptogenic herbs shown to support cellular immune function
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    Finish Line
    Finish Line's five bestsellers in one formula
    • Support for joints, hooves, skin & coat, gastric health, blood counts, & proper hydration
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  • $21.95 - $44.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Comprehensive support to power performance
    • Provides 6,000 mcg of vitamin B12 and 50 mg of folic acid to promote healthy energy levels
    • Includes targeted nutrients that support healthy red blood cell production
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  • $12.95 - $48.95

    SmartPak Equine
    Economical support for normal muscle function
    • Provides 1,500 mg of pure DMG
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  • $12.50 - $25.95

    Horse Health Products
    Supports healthy blood cell production
    • Formulated to provide supplemental vitamins & minerals that may be lacking in your horse's diet
    • Includes 300 mg of chelated iron per serving
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  • $57.50 - $59.95

    Ramard
    Replenishes nutrients lost during exercise
    • Fortified with essential B vitamins, minerals, & iron to support red blood cell production
    • Branched-chain amino acids for muscle health & electrolytes to help replenish minerals lost in sweat
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  • $10.00 - $189.95

    Auburn Laboratories Inc
    Immune & muscle support
    • All the benefits of the original APF, plus more
    • Designed for horses under stress and elite equine athletes
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  • $75.25 - $96.95

    Peak Performance Nutrients
    Helps meet your performance horse's needs
    • Highly concentrated supplement that functions as a multi-vitamin, electrolyte, & blood builder
    • Specially formulated to meet the needs of the hard working performance horse
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  • $17.45 - $49.95

    Finish Line
    #1 Choice for B-vitamin supplementation
    • Provides the full selection of vitamins and minerals
    • Studies show that this supplement supports healthy blood count levels
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Lack of Energy


What is it?

When most people talk about a horse that lacks energy, they are usually referring to a horse that doesn’t seem to be enthusiastic in his work or that can’t sustain work for very long. However, in all other respects he appears healthy. That is, he is bright and alert, at an appropriate weight, with a good appetite and normal stools. Depression and lethargy are more serious mental states where a horse is less responsive than normal to stimuli in the environment, acting indifferent or even drowsy.

What can be done about it?

While depression and lethargy require immediate veterinary attention, it’s also a good idea to have a complete physical examination and bloodwork performed on horses that seem to lack energy to rule out medical reasons (such as Cushing’s Disease, parasites or "tying up"). Other reasons include not enough calories in the diet, not enough fitness for the level of work, and dehydration or electrolyte depletion, especially when it’s hot. In addition to a conditioning program, supplementing with fat for additional calories and electrolytes to replace those lost in sweat as well as to stimulate drinking may be helpful. There is some evidence suggesting the amino acid L-carnitine and the branched chain amino acids valine, leucine and isoleucine may delay the onset of fatigue in horses.

What else do I need to know?

Horses diagnosed with lack of energy due to anemia should be supplemented for all the components of healthy red blood cells, not just iron. Also, anemia can be caused by a number of things--such as gastric or colonic ulcers, parasites, or infection--so it’s important to diagnose the underlying problem and treat that.

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