Archives: March 2018

  1. Does Lung EQ contain a cough suppressant?

    Does Lung EQ contain a cough suppressant?
    Question:  I'm looking at your Lung EQ product and I was wondering if it contains a cough suppressant? Dr. Kellon: Not directly.  Lung EQ is formulated to help the body  correct the cause of the cough and irritation.
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  2. Does Glucosamine trigger high insulin levels for my Cushings horse?

    Does Glucosamine trigger high insulin levels for my Cushings horse?
    Question: I purchased Equi-VM for my 18 year old mare recently and she was diagnosed with Cushings in December 2017. ACTH level was 75, all else was normal. Is the Equi-vm safe for her as a vitamin and mineral supplement or should I be giving her something else?  Also, is glucosamine a trigger in increasing insulin levels? I've just started her on...
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  3. How can I help my mare's chronic itch?

    How can I help my mare's chronic itch?
    Question: I live inEast Texas. I have a 15 year old Morgan mare that has had chronic allergic itch beginning in the spring and ending in the late fall. As she has aged, it just gets worse each summer. Her skin is very dry. The vet gives me kenalog shots to try to help control it. I have her on...
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  4. What is the best mineral supplement for my horses based on the hay I'm feeding?

    What is the best mineral supplement for my horses based on the hay I'm feeding?
    Question: I am looking for the best mineral for my barn full of horses. I am very interested in your products. The oldest I have is 26 and the youngest is 12. Do you feel the equi base senior would be appropriate? They have all been grain free for 9 years. Dr. Kellon: We can advise you better if you will...
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  5. What GI supplement will help my horse who is on lots of meds?

    What GI supplement will help my horse who is on lots of meds?
    Question: I have a 19 year old Arab mare, has been on a metabolic supplement for 5 years. She foundered slightly 5 years ago but since has been fine....and has been on this supplement during this time. However she recently foundered again, worse this time and the vet wants her on a GI supplement for her gut to prevent ulcers because...
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  6. Arthroxigen is an ideal choice for hocks

    Arthroxigen is an ideal choice for hocks
    Question: Would like to know what you would recommend for hock issues. I'm leaning towards the Arthroxigen because I like the combination of ingredients but wondering if you had another recommendation. Dr. Kellon: Arthroxigen is actually an ideal choice for hocks where you often have a combination of acute and chronic processes that benefit from the combination of nutraceutics plus herbal...
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  7. Can you help me balance for copper, and to support bone/tendon function?

    Can you help me balance for copper, and to support bone/tendon function?
    Question: Hello, Here is my backstory: I am a trainer in So. Oregon, and I just purchased a coming six year old warmblood gelding for dressage who has a mild club foot. He bad bilateral check ligament surgery as a youngster, and the left tendon has a little bit of scarring on that side. He is sound, has been in...
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  8. Is it safe to feed Devil's Claw Plus and Jiaogulan at the same time?

    Is it safe to feed Devil's Claw Plus and Jiaogulan at the same time?
    Question: Is it safe to feed Devil's Claw Plus and Jiaogulan at the same time? My horse has a sore (inflamed) hoof and devil's claw seems to help, but improved circulation (jiaogulan) in hooves in winter would also likely help. Thanks for your help. Dr. Kellon: Yes, it's safe to use them together but the Devil's Claw might interfere with the...
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  9. Can I use Poly Copper in baked treats?

    Can I use Poly Copper in baked treats?
    Question: I bought the poly copper powder but my horse will not way it. I tried mixing in vegetable oil and he still doesn't like it. Can I put it in baked horse treats? Does the copper become toxic or anything when baked? Dr. Kellon: Yes, it's perfectly all right to put it in baked treats. You could also try CocoSoya instead...
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  10. Navigating Allergy Season

    Navigating Allergy Season
    Navigating Allergy Season The groundhog was right about six more weeks of winter, but spring is just around the corner and with it all the plants, molds and insects that can spell allergy. Studies in several species and different equine breeds have uncovered a genetic predisposition to develop allergies and even the genes involved, but destiny does not have to...
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