Dr. Erica Lacher of Springhill Equine Veterinary Clinic in northern Florida likes to research any supplement that her clients are giving their horses or thinking of giving their horses. Turns out, she says, almost none have any research to support their claims. If there is a study on, say, turmeric or CBD, chances are it was done on mice and using enormous doses. Still, people love supplements – to the tune of $100 million for horses and a whopping $31 billion for us humans.
While the placebo effect may not impact your horse, it does impact you and your wallet.
Lacher and her husband, Justin Long, produce the podcast, “Straight from the Horse Doctor’s Mouth,” which features many interesting equine vet-related topics.
Learn how to be more objective with these products, using a simple technique and a good friend. Results from your own tests may surprise you!
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