Archives: November 2017

  1. Cocosoya and Equi-Sweet flavorings are great taste-tempters for your picky eater

    Cocosoya and Equi-Sweet flavorings are great taste-tempters for your picky eater
    Question: My horse has stopped eating his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He ate his first bucket just fine, but has never been crazy about the 2nd bucket I ordered, and has quit eating it at this point w/out additional mix-ins to sweeten it/tempt him. I am reluctant to increase sugar in his diet. What do you suggest? Thanks for your help! Dr...
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  2. Acetyl-L-Carnitine and E-5000 may be very helpful for your PSSM/HYPP Draft Cross

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine and E-5000 may be very helpful for your PSSM/HYPP Draft Cross
    Question: I have a draft cross who is HYPP and PSSM.  It has been quite a challenge finding the right diet for him. He is doing very well, but I still think there is room for improvement in both his muscle development and his comfort level. He is a good weight, but needs more muscle, especially behind. And, although he is...
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  3. These formulas may help with your horse's throat/upper airway problem

    These formulas may help with your horse's throat/upper airway problem
    Question: My 8 year old aqha mare was just diagnosed with Cicatrix.  Treating with her 10 ml DMSO/antibiotic/glycerine throat spray bid and 2 gm bute qd for 30 days, then will have repeat nasalpharengeal scope.  What supplements, or additional tteatments, can you suggest to support my mare's health long term?  Thank you! Dr. Kellon: Nasopharyngeal Cicatrix Syndrome (NCS) is a recently...
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  4. Co-Products, not By-Products

    Co-Products, not By-Products
    There is a trend these days to label many highly nutritious feed ingredients as worthless wastes.  This particularly falls on anything that might be classified as a by-product, including beet pulp, wheat mids, soybean hulls and distiller's dried grains. Do you consider such things are semolina, wheat germ, rice bran, linseed meal, corn meal, couscous, molasses, copra (coconut meal), Psyllium...
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  5. Pain might actually be the cause of low energy in your APHA gelding

    Pain might actually be the cause of low energy in your APHA gelding
    Question: I'm looking for advice on an APHA gelding who generally lacks any energy, despite being in impeccable condition otherwise. Is there a top dress supplement that I can give to make him more energetic? He is fed a 14/6/12½ pellet with soaked alfalfa pellets, a prebiotic/probiotic, and red cell currently. He is turned out 24/7 in a very small laid...
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  6. Amino Fac and U-Balance Foundation will help your easy keeper

    Amino Fac and U-Balance Foundation will help your easy keeper
    Question: I have a 13 year old, impressive breed quarter horse mare. She is a extremely easy keeper. She lives in a grass pasture but it is not lush by any means, I board her so I do not have control of the hay as far as quality. It is forever changing.She only gets a half a flake in the am...
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  7. What will help my TB Gelding with flat feet?

    What will help my TB Gelding with flat feet?
    Question: I have a 25 year old TB Gelding that has been diagnosed with Pedal Ostitis. He has always been somewhat of a hard keeper. He was on Seminole Wellness senior, T/A hay and pasture 24/7.  I have moved him about 9 months ago to a friends farm with her 3 horses so I am able to feed more with my...
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  8. Managing Healthy Air Quality in the Closed Up Barn

    Managing Healthy Air Quality in the Closed Up Barn
    Managing Healthy Air Quality in the Closed Up Barn When the winds are high and temperatures drop we want our horses to be comfortable and protected. Nestling into a cozy stable may seem like a good solution, but there are health risks lurking in a tightly closed up barn. Horses with respiratory issues actually breathe easier in cold, dry air. ...
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  9. How to balance the high calcium in your hay

    How to balance the high calcium in your hay
    Question: Hi, I have recently gotten a hay analysis for what I feed my two endurance horses.  It looks like “really good hay” but very high in calcium.  I had an event that looked like maybe a calcium imbalance at a recent 50 mile race (muscle twitching and refusal to go) on my mare at 34 miles.  Other experienced riders...
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  10. What is the best foundation joint supplement for the horse not yet experiencing discomfort?

    What is the best foundation joint supplement for the horse not yet experiencing discomfort?
    Question: I am a bit confused concerning the recommended use of Devil's claw root. Is it to be seen as a supplement that one can use for a horse in full training as support, or is it a painkiller that should only be used for a horse at rest/recovery? Dr. Kellon: That's an excellent question.  On one hand, the antioxidant action of Devil's...
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