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  1. What should I feed my horse with a history of kidney failure?

    What should I feed my horse with a history of kidney failure?
    Question: I have 17 year old gelding that I am looking for supplement advice on. He was in acute kidney failure about 2 years ago due to an unknown cause. He was treated with iv fluids and furosemide for about 2 weeks and pulled through. He was scoped for ulcers during that time and was negative. I was a vet tech...
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  2. Can I feed Jiaogulan with Prednisolone?

    Can I feed Jiaogulan with Prednisolone?
    Question: I have a 20 year old gelding with heaves who is on alternate day therapy with oral prednisolone. I am wanting to try adding jiaogulan (he already gets spirulina), but have read that jiaogulan can reduce the effectiveness of the prednisolone. Is that correct? If it isn't and I can add the jiaogulan, what dose do you recommend? Dr. Kellon: Jiaogulan...
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  3. Lung EQ can help your pony with lingering breathing difficulty

    Lung EQ can help your pony with lingering breathing difficulty
    Question: We have a rescue miniature pony here who came to us with pnuemonia back in 2013.bronchoalveolar lavage/transtracheal aspirates performed, testing could not identify bacteria.  X-rays confirmed to vets bronchopneumonia.  Today at 5yrs of age he suffers breathing difficulty in humid, hot weather, almost like hyper ventilating at times. My question is , could the Uckele Lung EQ product be...
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  4. Is there sugar content in CocoSoya?

    Is there sugar content in CocoSoya?
    Question: I am looking for the sugar content in CocoSoya oil. I believe my horse has Equine metabolic syndrome, while I have her on CocoSoya, and would like to keep her on it, I wonder what the sugar content is and if I'd be better off with a rice bran for her. Dr. Kellon: There is absolutely no sugar or starch...
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  5. My horse has had loose stool for 6 months

    My horse has had loose stool for 6 months
    Question: I have a 15 yr AQHA mare that has had a loose stool for at least 6 months. I have had a fecal and blood work done and all was normal. I have tried pro and pre biotic products but has not helped. She is happy and healthy otherwise. Do you have any suggestion on any other supplements or any thing...
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  6. Can I give CocoSoya to my lactating goats?

    Can I give CocoSoya to my lactating goats?
    Question: Can I give CocoSoya to my lactating goats? Dr. Kellon: Goats and other ruminants are different from horses because their digestion starts in the their forestomach, the rumen, where protozoa and bacteria ferment their food as a first step in digestion.  We know from work with dairy cattle that too much fat interferes with this fermentation.  There is no...
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  7. What will help my horse with an autoimmune condition?

    What will help my horse with an autoimmune condition?
    Question: I have a 14yr old Arabian/American Warmblood cross gelding who was recently diagnosed with pemphigus foliaceous by biopsy. He is on 900 mg prednisone daily, in split doses, but is proving very difficult to control, let alone improve. Do you have any suggestions, information, comments on this condition? Dr. Kellon: I'm sorry to hear you and your horse and dealing with...
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  8. All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis

    All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis
    All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group, now at www.main@ECIR.groups.io, has been in existence for almost 20 years and currently has over 11,000 members. As you might expect, many members seek out the group when their horse/pony/mini/donkey/mule becomes obviously laminitic. Others report issues confirmed by blood work, but state they have never had problems with...
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  9. My horse is having a hard time with fly bites

    My horse is having a hard time with fly bites
    Question:  My barrel horse is having a hard time with fly bites making her itchy. It happens every summer. Here in Arizona the fly season is super long. I currently have her on Lung EQ, Seroquine, CocoSoya oil. Is there anything else you would recommend supplement wise to help her. Also, as per the pyramid you have shared, what would...
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  10. How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?

    How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?
    Question: My 9 year old OTTB was just diagnosed with EPM. His levels were in the high 700s, how much vitamin E should I be giving him? Dr. Kellon: Check with your veterinartian too but the usual dose for an average size horse is 10,000 IU/day.  For good absorption use our Liquid E-50, 4 tsp day https://uckele.com/liquid-e-pint.html or use E-5000 powder, 2 scoops/day...
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