Archives: May 2018

  1. Are these two supplements compatible for my horse and her feed?

    Are these two supplements compatible for my horse and her feed?
    Question: I just switched from another joint product to your Arthroxigen. I have been feeding an additional daily brand combo health booster - I can send you the ingredient label if you are not familiar with it. My 22 year old Warmblood gets 10lb orchard grass and 6 llbs of alfalfa pellets. Do you have a product that would better...
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  2. What is the best support for PPID and IR?

    What is the best support for PPID and IR?
    Question: I have two horses PPID and IR.  I have one of the top endocrinologist assisting me with the updated tests and both are doing well, but I’d like your opinion on the best product to help support their immune systems Dr. Kellon: If they are doing well you have already taken care of the first step - a low carbohydrate diet...
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  3. What immune support do you suggest for my horse's Myositis diagnosis?

    What immune support do you suggest for my horse's Myositis diagnosis?
    Question: My horse was recently diagnosed with Myositis, vet is almost 100% sure it has originated from the strangles vaccine. He started on red cell yesterday, 1 week off and 1 week on. I was wondering if I should add an Immune Support supplement to his diet NOW or wait about 3 to 6 months until his system quiets down...
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  4. When is Pasture Safe to Graze?

    When is Pasture Safe to Graze?
    It seems counterintuitive that the very food our horses have evolved to eat as their primary diet could in any way be harmful to them. Despite this, some horses do have trouble with spring  grass. How can this be?  It's complicated. There are risks in trying to draw parallels between feral horses and today's domesticated horse.  The problem is that...
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  5. Is it safe to give your thyroid supplement to a horse already on thyroid medication?

    Is it safe to give your thyroid supplement to a horse already on thyroid medication?
    Question: Is it safe to give your thyroid supplement to a horse already on Thyro L medication? Dr. Kellon: When your horse is being given supplemental thyroid hormone, that outside source of hormone will suppress the thyroid gland so that it reduces or stops its own production of thyroid hormone.  Thyroid supporting supplements can only be helpful if the thyroid gland is...
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  6. What is the best supplement for the hay in my region?

    What is the best supplement for the hay in my region?
    Question: I was told you have different mineral supplements for horses by region of the US.  I couldn't find this on your products page.  What would you suggest for horses in central Arkansas?  Thanks for all your work to help horses. Dr. Kellon: Many things go into the choice of the best supplement, including age, use, what is being fed in addition to...
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  7. Are the ingredients in Lubrigen joint supplement safe for my pregnant mare?

    Are the ingredients in Lubrigen joint supplement safe for my pregnant mare?
    Question: Is Lubrigen joint supplement safe to give to my pregnant mare? Dr. Kellon: Safety of the herbs in pregnant mares is unknown so you might want to consider Lubron instead.
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  8. Keeping a Spring in your Older Horse's Step

    Keeping a Spring in your Older Horse's Step
    Keeping a Spring in your Older Horse’s Step Horses are living much longer today and spending many more useful years under saddle.  Even so, age does take a toll on even the healthiest senior, and there are quite a few proactive solutions that can make an obvious difference in energy levels and attitudes. Social Security – and not in reference...
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  9. How to help a previously injured eventing horse that was not supplemented and fed deficient forage

    How to help a previously injured eventing horse that was not supplemented and fed deficient forage
    Question:  We have a 12yo 16.2h quarter horse; she is built like a thoroughbred, long and lean. Since age 5 she was used strictly as an eventing/hunter/jumper. Two years ago she went from year-round work; to no winter conditioning and still being expected to perform in the 3-4 mo summer. She had no supplementation and was fed on local hay/grass...
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  10. You may have a myotonic goat.

    You may have a myotonic goat.
    Question:  Will the hair or hay test for a fainting goat?  My daughter has been working with her boy goat since December.  He is finally starting to walk and respond to therapy she is providing.  Now we are wondering if there are missing nutrients.  Labs and other testing have ruled out CAE.  Thank you in advance for your help with...
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