Archives: April 2018

  1. What else can I do to help my horse with jugular vein thrombosis?

    What else can I do to help my horse with jugular vein thrombosis?
    Question: HI, I have a horse with jugular vein thrombosis. There are clots in both jugular veins. They are about 2-3 months old. Only one has partial blood flow. His head still gets a lot of swelling. From the research I've done, Grapeseed extract may help to dissolve them. I am feeding him a natural diet of oats, alfalfa, probiotics...
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  2. How can I better support my horse with T-Cell Lymphoma?

    How can I better support my horse with T-Cell Lymphoma?
    Question: My horse was diagnosed 3 years ago with t- cell lymphoma. I’m struggling to find a more holistic way to treat her. Current practice is predisalone. Any suggestion of how I can better support her? Dr. Kellon: There are no treatments for the lymphoma with better results or fewer side effects than the prednisolone.  That said, the immune system is...
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  3. How can I help my Icelandic with automimmune disease?

    How can I help my Icelandic with automimmune disease?
    Question: I have discovered through lots of googling that you are very knowledgeable in Pemphigus F.  My 29 YO Icelandic was diagnosed with it a month ago after 7 weeks of what looked like severe rain rot, but with a punch biopsy the lab came back as PF. My main question is, are these tests ever wrong? Because from what I have...
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  4. How Joint Supplements Work

    How Joint Supplements Work
    How Joint Supplements Work It would be amazing if an animal the size and weight of a horse didn't develop joint stress with what we expect of them. The stress is also cumulative so that even horses that are not upper level athletes can eventually develop joint issues over time. Things like being overweight, poor or imbalanced hoof care, and...
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  5. Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

    Test Your Nutrition Knowledge
    Nutrition is a specialty like any other scientific field. Despite this, it's common for people with no qualifications to offer nutrition advice. Many things you hear or read over and over again can be wrong.  Take this mini quiz to test your own equine nutrition knowledge.  The Answers are posted below. When building a diet and deciding how much to...
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  6. What is the proper dosage of Devil's Claw Plus for my arthritic horse?

    What is the proper dosage of Devil's Claw Plus for my arthritic horse?
    Question:  I have a horse with arthritis who is showing definite improvement on 2 scoops/day of Devils Claw Plus. Should I leave him at this dosage much longer (it's been 2 weeks so far) or experiment with decreasing it to find the minimal amount that keeps him comfortable? Are there side effects that I should be concerned about in the long...
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  7. My Welsh Cob has a low blood count

    My Welsh Cob has a low blood count
    Question:  We have a 6 y/o Welsh Cob that has a low blood count and is showing its signs. He gets a good quality hat, nutrena ration balancer and a calming supplement. Would Amino fac 41 be helpful, and would it be ok to combine with a lixotinic supplement? Dr. Kellon: Low blood count - i.e. anemia - is uncommon in an animal...
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  8. Mineral balancing for an IR mare and gelding

    Mineral balancing for an IR mare and gelding
    Question:  I am so upset !  We just loaded in all this hay and the sugar is really high. IR MARE: (21 yrs. old):  Would you please balance the hay using the minerals from the glycocemic EQ. My mare is still getting 12.5 lbs hay.   She gets 2 scoops of glycocemic EQ, Vit E, 1 scoop ground flaxseed plus copper and...
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  9. How can I help with my Arabian's saddle fit and back tenderness?

    How can I help with my Arabian's saddle fit and back tenderness?
    Question: I have a 14yo Gelding in upstate New York.  This is his current feed regimen broken into AM and PM feeds: 25.2oz beet pulp 15oz crimped oats 25.28oz chopped alfalfa 4.4oz ground flax seed 3.6oz salt - 2 years 15iu add’l vitamin E 1mg add’l selenium 1.3oz “Just add oats” multivitamin In addition he gets free choice hay 24/7 as well...
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  10. Absorb-All can help with the running discharge after elimination.

    Absorb-All can help with the running discharge after elimination.
    Question: I have a 20 yr old Paint who suffers from navicular bursitis, DDF tendon damage as well as lateral collateral ligament damage.  Feed schedule: grass hay Horse tech A-Z copper complete Pro bios Jiaogulan Arthroxigen Wellpride oil Rice bran and grass pellets Gabapentin 800 mg 10 twice a day bute 1gr twice a day After years of guessing MRI done...
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