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Dr. Frank Gravlee
Dr. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS
Dr. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS

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Walt Shallcross has been a #farrier for over 20 years. He lives in an area of coastal #NC where the soil has been depleted. He shares with us his experience with #BarnBag and #FarriersFormula in the link below:

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We have so many beautiful pictures in our Instagram account, come take a look! We’ll be happy to follow you back and even feature some of your best pictures!

If your horse has used Farrier’s Formula, tag his picture with #farriersformula - we’ll gladly re-post the prettiest, funniest, and unusual pictures.

Go on and show our Instagram page some love. We would really appreciate it!
#horse   #equinenutrition   #photography   #equinephotography   #horses   #horsesofinstagram   #horselovers   #equine  

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You can purchase Farrier's Formula® Double Strength online directly from our manufacturing plant! #farriersformula   #horse   #hoof   #hoofgrowth  

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Preventing Laminitis

Laminitis and founder are two of the most severe foot lamenesses that afflict horses. If laminitis is not recognized and treated as an emergency, most laminitis cases will turn into founder cases. Here are seven ways to help prevent laminitis:

1. Feed a consistent quality and quantity of feeds. Give at least two feedings per day. Mismanagement due to over-feeding idle horses causes 70 to 80 percent of laminitis cases.
2. Make provisions for idle horses to exercise.
3. Check body condition and monitor weight with weight scales or a weight tape.
4. Limit fructan intake by limiting grazing on sunny days after cool nights.
5. Eliminate molasses and grains from the diet of at-risk horses. Idle horses rarely need grain.
6. Introduce feed changes gradually over the course of one to two weeks.
7. Avoid toxins, such as found in black walnut shavings, and situations perceived as stressful by the horse, when possible.

Remember, prevention of laminitis is more successful than treatment!

Excerpted from the Book Laminitis & Founder: Prevention and Treatment for the Greatest Chance of Success By Dr. Doug Butler and Dr. Frank Gravlee.

J. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS
Founder of Life Data Labs, Inc.
Developer of Farrier’s Formula®

#laminitis   #horse   #EquineNutrition   #LDL  

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For dogs that are constantly itching, scratching, biting and licking themselves.

#dog   #nutrition   #dermatitis  

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Summer Weather and  Hooves #horses   #Hoofcare

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It's all about them...

#horses   #animals   #EquineNutrition  #trailriding   #horse  

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Who knows best: Veterinarians or Farriers?

Dr. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS shares his thoughts on how a combination of their knowledge is crucial for treating Laminitis and Founder.

#Laminitis   #Founder   #EquineNutrition  #LDL

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If your horse gets nervous or excited when it’s time to visit the Farrier, feed him Compose® 2x between 1 and 3 hours before the visit.

Compose® 2x contains nutrient “nerve regulators” including tryptophan, thiamine, and magnesium that help calm the horse while keeping him alert and responsive.

Because Compose® 2x does not contain substances or ingredients that lead to sedation or loss of alertness, it is a much safer alternative than the utilization of tranquilizers.

Make your Farrier visit a pleasant one!

#Calm #NervousHorse #LDL   #EquineNutrition  

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"The natural tendency is to over-feed the thin horse that has been neglected, especially if the horse is a Rescue and Rehab."

In this article, Dr. Frank Gravlee, DVM, MS, CNS shares some considerations that should be made when feeding a neglected horse. #RecueHorse  #NeglectedHorse #LDL #EquineNutrition
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