Archives: September 2017

  1. Equi-Base Grass is a good match for your hay

    Equi-Base Grass is a good match for your hay
    Question: It is so confusing and stressful knowing what to do with each of my mares and I really appreciate your time and suggestions.  I have attached a copy of the hay analysis. My 7 yr old mare (Scarlet) is the one that has had the sore foot problem.  I have started hand walking her and we started trotting today. she is doing much...
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  2. Help, my Australian Shepherd has terrible problems with diarrhea!

    Help, my Australian Shepherd has terrible problems with diarrhea!
    Question:  I've worked with your reps for my horses and had great results.  My friend's 7 month old Australian Shepard is having terrible problems with diarrhea.  Is this something that Dr Kellon can help her with?  She has had a complete work up and worked extensively with her vet and they can't find anything wrong. Dr. Kellon: If her vet approves...
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  3. Can you help me balance my Draft horse's ration to lose weight?

    Can you help me balance my Draft horse's ration to lose weight?
    Question from a Uckele Customer Service Rep: I did a ration balance for a customer with a couple of draft type IR horses.  She is questioning if the values are high enough for IR horses this size.  She had heard that big horses like hers need an additional 10 or 20 % over the 150% NRC values. One weighs #1830...
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  4. Topical Hoof Treatments that Work

    Topical Hoof Treatments that Work
    Topical Hoof Treatments that Work Being alert for and addressing early minor hoof issues can prevent them from advancing to painful problems that require stronger or more invasive treatments. The most important factors of hoof health and quality are: Genetics. You can’t change this, but genetically weaker hooves are far less tolerant of neglect. Diet.  Protein and sulfur, amino acids...
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  5. The "Natural is Better" Wars

    The "Natural is Better" Wars
    The "Natural is Better" Wars There are so many labels available to describe the individual interests in this debate that it’s very difficult to even frame a simple sentence that describes it. A workable approximation for my purposes here is to define “natural” as substances that exist in a form that can be found in nature. This blog topic was...
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  6. Will GUT or RLX-ALL test at my USEF show?

    Will GUT or RLX-ALL test at my USEF show?
    Question:  I am getting ready for a USEF show. My horse is currently on GUT and RLXall. Do these products have any ingredients that would drug test? If so- do you know how long they take to exit the body?  Thank You. Dr. Kellon:  The Valerian Root in RLX-ALL could test.  No withdrawal time has been established so to be...
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  7. Hylurin-B is fine for your horse with EPSM

    Hylurin-B is fine for your horse with EPSM
    Question:  I have an 18 year old gelding with EPSM and he is currently on a feed designed for his condition that contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM.   I would like to get him on Hyaluronic Acid and Boswelia as well, but your Hylurin-B says it contains Maltodextrin, which is a glucose source.  Will Maltodextrin affect my horse's muscles the same...
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  8. Plain or mineralized salt for my horse?

    Plain or mineralized salt for my horse?
    Question:  I feed U Balance Foundation, IR, Thryo and Joint along with malic acid, and AbsorbAll and Cocosoya oil.   This formula was recommended by Jack Grogan after a HMA.   Am I correct in providing plain white salt as opposed to mineralized salt since we are trying to balance his excesses and deficiencies?   I've always heard mineral salt...
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  9. Phtyo-Quench may help your horse with Lyme disease

    Phtyo-Quench may help your horse with Lyme disease
    Question:  My horse was recently diagnosed with lyme disease. She is on antibiotics but I want to give her Curcumin to help with inflammation. Do you sell that? Dr. Kellon: You can special order Turmeric by one of our customer service reps the sales department.  You could also consider using the product Phyto-Quench which contains Turmeric as well as several other herbal...
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  10. The Effect of Minerals on the IR Horse

    The Effect of Minerals on the IR Horse
    The Effect of Minerals on the IR Horse The best place to start supporting your IR horse is a low sugar and starch diet with a balanced intake of key minerals.  Minerals have direct and indirect involvement in virtually every action in the body, and have important effects on Insulin Resistance (IR) and its consequences. IR is different in the horse than in the...
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