Archives: June 2018

  1. Help - my horse has colicked twice, and the vet suspects enteroliths

    Help - my horse has colicked twice, and the vet suspects enteroliths
    Question: My 17 yr old TB colicked 4 months ago & again last month. The vet suspects enteroliths, since its common in this area & also the water is high in calcium on this side of the river (his words). I tested it - it's not "hard" but my glasses do have calcium deposits. I've been adding apple cider vineger...
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  2. What will help support my dog's luxating patella on his rear legs?

    What will help support my dog's luxating patella on his rear legs?
    Question: I have a 10.5lb long haired chihuahua. I think he is about 5 years old. He has been diagnosed with luxating patella on his rear legs, one is grade 3 and they recommend surgery. I think it is from my other small dog ambushing him rather than rapid degeneration and would like to know if you recommend a supplement...
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  3. What is the best way to supplement for DSLD?

    What is the best way to supplement for DSLD?
    Question: I have a 24 yr old percheron with DSLD. I am looking for supplements you recommend. I am a veterinarian as well. Dr. Kellon: I was going to suggest you join the DSLD group and fill out a questionnaire but I saw this morning you already did that! You can order Jiaogulan and AAKG from Uckele.
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  4. What product will be of most help for my horses during fireworks season?

    What product will be of most help for my horses during fireworks season?
    Question: Every year before July 4th and New Year's Eve I look for a supplement and paste for my two horses, to help keep them as calm as possible during fireworks. They live outside and have enough space to move around, but I worry about my gelding who gets diarrhea and always loses quite a bit of weight during these...
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  5. How long before a show should my horse be off Devil's Claw so it won't test?

    How long before a show should my horse be off Devil's Claw so it won't test?
    Question: I am going to an AHQA show next week.  Is it ok for the horse to be on Devils Claw for drug testing? Dr. Kellon: No.  You should be off it for at least 4 days.
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  6. How can I balance my IR gelding's feed?

    How can I balance my IR gelding's feed?
    Question: I live in South Lyon, Michigan, near Ann Arbor, and have a 14 year old mustang gelding that is the definition of an easy keeper and is considered IR although glucose testing was not definitive - he is supplement with Thyro-L as prescribed by our vet and wears a grazing muzzle if out on pasture. He has the typical...
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  7. How can I help my mare with breathing problems from allergies?

    How can I help my mare with breathing problems from allergies?
    Question: My Saddlebred mare, 2008 model was diagnosed with IAD and has a hard time in the heat and humidity with summer allergies. She is on Hydroxizine and occasionally, steroids (dexamethasone orally). She is supplemented with a very good vitamin, Omega fatty acid supplement and your flax supplement meal. She has fresh water always and all the good quality hay...
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  8. Salt to the Rescue!

    Salt to the Rescue!
    Salt to the Rescue! I do some version of this post every year for very good reason.  At the least it will safeguard your horse's well being and performance in the heat.  At best it could save his life. Sweating is the horse's major mechanism for cooling off.  Human sweat has the same concentration of electrolytes as plasma, but equine...
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  9. Which Joint Supplement is the Most Important?

    Which Joint Supplement is the Most Important?
    Question: I have a 21 year old paso fino mare who has arthritis! Can you recommend a supplement. What is the most important, glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin or hylauronic acid? My mare had laminitis 2 years ago from which she has recovered. I have been riding her since then. Dr. Kellon: It's not possible to say which joint support ingredient is most important...
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  10. What to do for my horse with severe allergies and a sinus infection?

    What to do for my horse with severe allergies and a sinus infection?
    Question: I have a 33 year old thoroughbred whom I board. He has pretty severe sinus allergies. He had a severe infection in in his right sinus but with antibiotics, herbs, energy medicine and a diet supplementation, the infection according to one source, is gone, though he still has a funny nose. I will be getting another x-ray soon to determine...
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