Archives: December 2017

  1. Questions about mineral balancing

    Questions about mineral balancing
    Question:  My friend has been emailing you about her horse's mineral balancing, and she sent me your replies as we have the same hay and feed, great info, thank you.  Also thank you for the ECIR list, such an amazing resource. I would like to get away from commercial feeds and just do a custom mineral mix for the easy...
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  2. My 14 year old IR Paint is underweight.

    My 14 year old IR Paint is underweight.
    Question: Hi Dr. Kellon, I have a 14 year old IR Paint, he is a little underweight, I have him on good quality Bermuda hay and Equi-VM, would a ration balancer be a good choice to help maintain his weight? Thanks for any info! Dr. Kellon: The first thing to do is feed more hay, even free choice.  This is the...
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  3. Can I exceed the recommended dose for Devil's Claw Plus?

    Can I exceed the recommended dose for Devil's Claw Plus?
    Question: Can you feed more Devils Claw Plus than the 30g recommended to increase results? Dr. Kellon: Yes, you can use two or even three times the regular dose. If your horse is experiencing increasing pain be sure to let your veterinarian know.
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  4. My dog just ate a whole tube of your GUT paste - will she be okay?

    My dog just ate a whole tube of your GUT paste - will she be okay?
    Question: My dog just ate a whole tube of your GUT supplement !  She weighs 65 pounds. Will she be ok ? She is happy and running around and just ate dinner like always. Dr. Kellon:  Your dog should be fine. There is nothing potentially toxic for dogs in the GUT paste.
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  5. I'm feeding Optimize, but noticing muscle loss ~ what should I add?

    I'm feeding Optimize, but noticing muscle loss ~ what should I add?
    Question:  I am currently feeding the Optimize to my 16 yr and 1 1/2yr old geldings.  Noticing some muscle loss on the topline of the 16 yr old and with the other one growing, wondering if I should add either the Tri Amino or the Amino Fac 41?   If so which one would be preferable.   Thanks in advance. Dr. Kellon: I...
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  6. Your Horse Needs Inflammation

    Your Horse Needs Inflammation
    Your Horse Needs Inflammation Inflammation is always talked about as something you need to avoid or control.  There is a staggering number of medications, supplements and therapy devices that target inflammation. However, inflammation is an essential part of how your horse's body functions.   Most people define inflammation as pain, swelling and heat but these are the outwardly detectable consequences of...
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  7. Does Jiaogulan block Previcox?

    Does Jiaogulan block Previcox?
    Question:  In reference to reading this site: *Jiaogulan and Nitric Oxide Protocol* I noted this warning:  Do not use at the same time as bute or flunixine (Banamine) – these may counteract/block the effect. My 21 year old QH mare has been on Uckele Lung for 18 months now. And has recently developed hind leg pain... we are testing for Cushings (a variety of...
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  8. Where can I fined lined boots to keep my horse warm?

    Where can I fined lined boots to keep my horse warm?
    Question: I have recently read your article on Understanding Cold Induced Laminitis, and wondered where I can get lined boots like the ones you mentioned in your article. Dr. Kellon: I don't know of any that come that way. The easiest way to do it is to use a pad (regular horse shoe pad is fine) cut to fit the boot...
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  9. What can I do about a blood selenium test that came back elevated?

    What can I do about a blood selenium test that came back elevated?
    Question:  We have a local training barn with a horse that had a blood selenium test come back elevated. They are concerned the supplements they are using has too much selenium in them. This horse gets 1 scoop of Sport Horse Grass powder per day which gives 1mg selenium. He has also been getting a double dose of a product...
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  10. Which magnesium and vitamin E & SE products?

    Which magnesium and vitamin E & SE products?
    Question: I need a powder vitamin that contains magnesium, vitamin e and selenium for my horse that ties up and possibly has pssm. Liquid vit e she would not eat. Dr. Kellon: You can feed our magnesium oxide for magnesium plus E-Se, E-Se 10X or E-Se pellets. If you want to add a higher level of vitamin E than in the...
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