Gut X Product Review

When you drop onto this company’s landing page the first thing you are hit with is a huge banner announcing their great sale price. The next line is “The Gastric Support Supplement that Prevents & Relieves Ulcers in Horses.” This is where the problem I have with this supplement begins because there isn’t a shred of evidence that this particular product as well as the Read more…

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Does the FDA Protect Our Horses?

Over the years I have been engaged in a number of discussions regarding claims of efficacy by feed and supplement companies. Most consumers assume that what we feed our horses is subject to the same regulation as our food.  Many feed and supplement companies use this belief to market products that are largely ineffective and sometimes harmful to our horses without fear of action from Read more…

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Does Aloe Help Horses?

In another FB group a member posed the question to the group, “Which aloe is more effective juice or gel?” My answer, as usual, was the question, “Effective for what?” The immediate reply was “Prevent colic and treat ulcers.” To which I immediately responded, “Neither form of aloe is more effective because aloe will neither prevent colic nor treat ulcers.” Naturally this resulted in a Read more…

Critical Thinking With Jim the Feed Guy

“Critical Thinking” is a term that sums up a process of asking questions, doing research, comparing results and considering sources.  The end result of this process should be a decision or opinion based on the data obtained. Every marketing department of every company on the planet builds its marketing plan depending on the fact that the average consumer will not use many critical thinking skills Read more…