Archives: February 2018

  1. How can I get my Senior to eat again after recovering from cellulitis?

    How can I get my Senior to eat again after recovering from cellulitis?
    Question: I have a recuse T'bred, 23yo, who recently had cellulitis. We have that healed but having a very difficult time getting her to eat again as she was prior to the infection. We have had her on Equi-Base Senior and GUT, treated her for ulcers. Still refusing much food. Using soaked beet pulp, rice bran and timothy and alfalfa pwllwts. Anything...
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  2. Help! My PSSM Appaloosa is having a horrible time with winter laminitis.

    Help! My PSSM Appaloosa is having a horrible time with winter laminitis.
    Question: I am the owner of an Appaloosa mare....she is also PSSM. She is having a horrible time with winter laminitis this year...in Montana. I am almost to the point of putting her down. I want to try everything I can. She is blanketed, legs wrapped and hand warmers vet wrapped to her feet. Nothing is helping much. HELP! Dr. Kellon: You...
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  3. Is the Magnesium I'm feeding not getting absorbed because I'm feeding fatty acids?

    Is the Magnesium I'm feeding not getting absorbed because I'm feeding fatty acids?
    Question: I'm feeding a magnesium proteinate product with 1lb of stabilized, ground flax for the Omega 3's. I was looking for a higher dosage product and came across your BIOPLEX MAGNESIUM. There, I just read that "fat" (from a high fat diet) and Magnesium combine in the intestines to form nonabsorbable soaps called stearates. Magnesium stearates are then carried out...
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  4. The Profound Importance of Immune Protection

    The Profound Importance of Immune Protection
    The Profound Importance of Immune Protection You are what you eat is never truer than with the immune system.  The immune system is truly an army, with Infantry, Special Forces and even an Intelligence division. Communications employs tens of thousands of different codes carried on the cytokines which also connect it to each and every organ function of the body...
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  5. How much LaminOx should I feed my laminitic mini?

    How much LaminOx should I feed my laminitic mini?
    Question: I just purchased LaminOx to give to my laminitic miniature mare. She is about 349 pounds according to the weight tape and 314 pounds according to a weight calculator app that uses her heart girth and body length measurements. How many grams of supplement should I feed her daily? Is it better to divide the daily amount in two...
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  6. U-Balance can help balance your mare's low Zinc and Copper

    U-Balance can help balance your mare's low Zinc and Copper
    Question: Had bloodwork done on my 5 year old APHA mare. This mare is n/p1 for PSSM. She has been having soft stools and has a dull coat, just doesnt look healthy. Prior to that we did a fecal and vet recommended worming with Zimectrin Gold which was done the first of Nov. Her test came back low in copper...
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  7. Is my horse getting too much Vitamin E?

    Is my horse getting too much Vitamin E?
    Question: I have a halflinger that is IR . Been feeding the Ocean K (15 grams/day) and supplementing Vit E at 2000 IU/day. He also gets 2.5 tablespoons of salt/day. He is on grass hay year round. I was going over my feeding and read about the Ocean K having Vit E. I am concerned that I may be over...
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  8. Loving Mares

    Loving Mares
    In my younger (OK, MUCH younger) days, I didn't like mares. They seemed unpredictable and difficult compared to geldings, or even stallions.  I was wrong. In the feral society of horses, mares have tremendous responsibilities. The stallion is the lookout, will move them in times of imminent danger and directly take on predators, but the day to day social management...
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  9. Hock issues can benefit from Arthroxigen

    Hock issues can benefit from Arthroxigen
    Question: I have had my 14 year old Quarter horse on a product for about a year for hock issues and he's been doing well.  However, it is currently unavailable so I'm considering trying other products. So far I've looked at the Devils Claw Plus and Artroxigen. Would you recommend either of those products or something else? Thank you! Dr. Kellon: I...
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  10. Lubrigen or Arthroxigen can help with a popping stifle

    Lubrigen or Arthroxigen can help with a popping stifle
    Question: What (if anything) can I give my horse for a popping stifle in place of intramuscular injections of Acetyl-d-glucosamine? Dr. Kellon: Acetylglucosamine is given to protect the joint cartilage in unstable joints and has nothing to do with the popping stifles per se, which is a ligament problem. You can replace it with an oral joint nutraceutical. Lubrigen would be...
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