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Why Should You Care About The Frog?

If you've read my previous blog, you now have a better understanding of hoof biomechanics. Having a healthy frog is a key component of proper biomechanics and one of the secrets to being able to perform well barefoot. Is poor frog health responsible for lameness?...

What is a Healthy Hoof?

I’d like to share with you recent scientific data that seems to confirm the anecdotal evidence many trimmers, including me, have observed on what comprises a healthy hoof. When evaluating a hoof, we tend to focus on the outside appearance of the hoof capsule such as...

Custom Formulation

Interested in formulating a vitamin and mineral supplement to match your forages and other feeds to meet the specific needs of your horse?  Have you looked around to find someone to make your formula only to find a minimum order that would last your horse the next 30...

The Beginning of a New Era

The new entity that is Mad Barn Inc. is only new in name. We have been in business as Equine Nutrition Consulting for over 10 years, but you might be more familiar with the product names we sell: Phatman Performance Formula’s. The beginning of the company rests solely...

Equine Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease occurs when there is a tumor on the pituitary gland, an organ at the base of the brain. This tumor causes the pituitary gland to over-produce ACTH, a hormone that affects cortisol levels in the body. To explain, cortisol is a steroid usually released...

Equine Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a hormone produced by special cells within the pancreas in order to do many important jobs, one of which is the transportation of glucose from the bloodstream into each individual cell. When foods high in glucose enter the body, more insulin must be...