Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is important to the body because of its role in producing energy. It helps metabolize carbohydrates and fatty acids, but is especially critical in turning proteins into useful substances. It has been estimated that over 60 enzyme reactions depend on vitamin B6. Another key role of pyridoxine is boosting the immune system. …… Continue reading Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is critical for animal health because it is involved in a vast number of chemical reactions within the body. Besides turning fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy, vitamin B5 interacts with other vitamins to perform necessary functions. For example, it works with vitamin C to maintain the health of the adrenal…… Continue reading Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a key part of the metabolism, helping the body process fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.
Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, plays a very important role in the metabolism of animals. It is necessary for digestion, and helps converts fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy. This metabolic role translates into a number of other important functions. Vitamin B2 is a key part of tissue repair, particularly in the eyes, mouth,…… Continue reading Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B1, or thiamine, is critical for metabolism because of its role in processing fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has an incredible array of functions within the bodies of animals. One of its best-known purposes is to maintain eye health and night vision. However, it is also necessary for healthy teeth, skin, coats, hooves, bones, nerves, kidneys, mucus glands, and adrenal glands. This vitamin is key to the…… Continue reading Vitamin A (Retinol)
Sheep are not the limit when it comes to producing fiber. Some of these alternative fibers may surprise you.
All animal owners should keep something on hand to treat wounds. After some experimentation, we have settled on two favorites. The first remedy is an aerosol spray that comes in a couple of varieties. Wound-Kote by Farnam and Blu-Kote by Dr. Naylor both seem to work equally well. This is a purple spray typically sold…… Continue reading Recommended Remedies
Both internal and external parasites can be the bane of a livestock owner’s existence. They make your animals’ lives miserable, increase the risk of disease, reduce performance, and just look nasty. Unfortunately, drugs are proving to be increasingly ineffective as parasites adapt to modern chemicals. Isn’t there some natural remedy out there that will consistently…… Continue reading Diatomaceous Earth and Parasite Control