Archives: January 2018

  1. Help! I can't get my horse to eat his supplements. I've tried everything!

    Help! I can't get my horse to eat his supplements. I've tried everything!
    Question: My gelding is not eating the glycocemic eq pellets. Tried soaking before adding to the progressive nutrition grass balancer pellets, in water, sugar free apple juice, and even a small half teaspoonful of molasses syrup to hot water. Short of syringing down his throat, which is about 4 of the 60ml syringes --I can't get him to eat it. ...
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  2. Is there an issue with feeding Glycocemic EQ with Thyro-L, and when will I see changes?

    Is there an issue with feeding Glycocemic EQ with Thyro-L, and when will I see changes?
    Question: Hello, are there any issues or drug interactions between Glycocemic EQ pellets (with Jiaogulan) and Thyro-L supplement?  Also--how long to see changes, hopefully positive, once starting the Glycocemic EQ formula as far as lameness? Dr. Kellon: There is no issue feeding Glycocemic EQ with Thyro-L.  Improvement may be seen within a few days to a few weeks. If abscess collections...
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  3. Is Arthroxigen or Lubrigen better for my Senior horse?

    Is Arthroxigen or Lubrigen better for my Senior horse?
    Question: I have a 22 year old gelding with some arthritis. Therapeutically, which is a better choice: Arthroxigen or Lubrigen?  Thank you. Dr. Kellon: Older horses are more likely to have involvement of bone and other soft tissues rather than just cartilage. They may also have impaired antioxidant defenses. For those reasons, Arthroxigen may be the more effective choice.
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  4. Compensating for Winter Hay Deficiencies

    Compensating for Winter Hay Deficiencies
    Compensating for Winter Hay Deficiencies  Poor nutrition over winter is a common occurrence for the feral horse, but there is no reason for the well managed domestic horse to have these challenges. Understanding the deficiencies in older hay can help you maintain optimal nutrition. It's the time of year when even last year's hay isn't so new anymore and hay...
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  5. My mare is an easy keeper - do I need to use a thyroid med?

    My mare is an easy keeper - do I need to use a thyroid med?
    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...
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  6. Is it safe to increase copper, zinc and manganese to balance excessive iron?

    Is it safe to increase copper, zinc and manganese to balance excessive iron?
    Question:  I am feeding a senior horse 5.5 lbs. a day of a low carb 13% grain. His weight is great, but I am noticing that with that much grain, his Iron intake from grain alone is 748 mg per day. More than 2x the NRC for a horse that weighs 1000lbs.  I read that it is important to keep the...
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  7. Can I feed CocoSoya with Alcar?

    Can I feed CocoSoya with Alcar?
    Question: I ordered the Bioplex Magnesium and the Alcar, I understand that the Alcar cannot be given with a high fat diet.  My mare currently gets 1 pump so 1 ounce twice a day of the Cocosoya oil, do I need to cut this back now? Dr. Kellon: Alcar shouldn't be fed with high fat because high fat slows glucose uptake...
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  8. Hormonal Laminitis - What it's Not

    Hormonal Laminitis - What it's Not
    Hormonal Laminitis - What it's Not At the NO Laminitis Conference last year I spent several hours talking about what insulin related laminitis is not. A paper just published in The Veterinary Journal (Patterson-Kane et al) called Paradigm shifts in understanding equine laminitis does the same thing. Laminitis has always been incompletely understood. We have assembled a list of causes/triggers...
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  9. Help, my mare's hair analysis came back positive for many heavy metals.

    Help, my mare's hair analysis came back positive for many heavy metals.
    Question: I recently had a mare mane sample submitted to Dr DePaolo (holistic vet in Texas) for analysis.  It came back positive for many heavy metals.  Yikes.  Before I proceed with treatment I want to be sure: is this legit? Should I resubmit to Uckele to see if results are duplicated?  If she were toxic for all these metals, does...
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  10. How can my friend balance the high Iron in her hay?

    How can my friend balance the high Iron in her hay?
    Question: I recently did a hay test for a friend's horses (through equi-analytical) - I have been testing hay for people for over a decade. This hay test came back with the highest Iron I have ever seen in hay in this region - 1,270 ppm.  The NSC was 3%. The RFV was 78 with ADF 39 and NDF 59. ...
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