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July 14, 2020

Tying-Up In Horses And How To Manage It

Tying-Up In Horses And How To Manage It Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) or Tying-Up is a broad term that is frequently used to describe a wide variety of muscle disorders that affect the performance horse. Typical signs of Tying-Up include a horse which becomes stiff, sweats, and is reluctant to move. There is generally a massive…

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June 11, 2020

Top Five Supplements To Improve The Health And Performance Of Your Racehorse

Top Five Supplements To Improve The Health And Performance Of Your Racehorse Nutrition is an essential part of race preparation and recovery for a racehorse. The intensive modern training programmes of racehorses require a diet that provides all the key nutrients to combat stress and to maximise the horse’s athletic potential. In order to ensure a…

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May 2, 2020

Scientists Show Increase Of Key Nutrient For Energy Production In Horse Muscle

Scientists Show Increase Of Key Nutrient For Energy Production In Horse Muscle New research published last week by scientists at University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Irish equine science company Plusvital has demonstrated that prolonged supplementation with the compound Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increases CoQ10 content in the skeletal muscle of horses which may result…

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November 9, 2019

Melbourne Cup Winner Vow And Declare Powered By Plusvital

Melbourne Cup Winner Vow And Declare Powered By Plusvital Vow and Declare’s victory in last week’s Melbourne Cup is a major coup for Australian trainer Danny O’Brien, as well as Irish equine science company Plusvital, who supported the colt’s training with the world’s first nutrigenomic supplement for horses, EnerGene-Q10. Scientifically proven to provide more efficient…

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August 22, 2019

Everything That You Need To Know About Electrolyte Supplementation

Everything That You Need To Know About Electrolyte Supplementation Passive evaporative loss from the skin in horses not exercising in a moderate temperature (5-20oC) is expected to be around 6 litres per day or less. Increased core body temperature as a result of use of muscles during exercise or high environmental temperature result in the…

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April 10, 2019

Former European YR Gold Medallist Matt Garrigan On Plusvital

Former European YR Gold Medallist Matt Garrigan On Plusvital Watch former European Young Rider Gold Medallist and Plusvital Brand Ambassador Matt Garrigan speak about the benefit that he has seen in using Plusvital supplements.[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP7-aS6BWUI” align=”center”]Check out all of Matt Garrigan’s latest events here. Learn more about Plusvital scientifically-based supplements here or Plusvital’s cutting-edge genetic tests here.

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August 3, 2018

Irish Eventer Melanie Young Partners With Plusvital

Irish Eventer Melanie Young Partners With Plusvital Irish equine science company Plusvital has just announced a new partnership with former Irish International Pony, Junior and Young Rider Eventing Medallist, Melanie Young, who will act as an official brand ambassador for the company’s range of scientifically-based supplements. As leaders in equine nutrition since 1975, Plusvital’s supplements…

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May 28, 2018

Group Winning Trainer Johnny Murtagh On Plusvital

Group Winning Trainer Johnny Murtagh On Plusvital Watch five-time Champion jockey and Group winning trainer Johnny Murtagh speak about how working with Plusvital has been of benefit to his yard.[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRKhf6k-tyE” align=”center”]Check out the latest updates from Johnny’s yard here. Learn more about Plusvital scientifically-based supplements here or Plusvital’s cutting-edge genetic tests here.

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March 25, 2015

Electrolytes

Ensuring electrolyte balance to an equine athlete is critical due to the importance of electrolytes, in particular sodium (Na), potassium (K) and chloride (CI), in maintaining proper cellular function.

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November 18, 2014

Importance Of Antioxidants

When the horse exercises, a natural inflammatory response is created and this can lead to an increase in free radicals and increased oxygen consumption, which can lead to damage of cell membranes in the horses muscles and tissues, including the lungs. This oxidative stress is a change or disturbance in the balance between oxidants (e.g. free radicals) and antioxidants (e.g. vitamins).

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