Archives: August 2018

  1. You don't need to worry about IR or ALCAR with your PSSM1 horse

    You don't need to worry about IR or ALCAR with your PSSM1 horse
    Question: I am starting my PSSM1 horse on ALCAR per your general diet for these horses. The horse is overweight, no blood work has been done to check thyroid or IR.  We are first controlling carbs to reduce weight.  I have read that ALCAR can interfere with cellular absorption of thyroid hormones, and in humans can exacerbate hypothyroidism.  Is this something...
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  2. What is the difference between Grapeseed Oil and Extract, and which will better protect my horse's coat from bleaching?

    What is the difference between Grapeseed Oil and Extract, and which will better protect my horse's coat from bleaching?
    Question: What is the difference between grape seed oil and grape seed extract in terms of using it as a supplement for a horse? Are there any benefits of using one form over the other and in particular does one protect the coat from damaging sun more than the other?  Thanks so much!! Dr. Kellon:  Grapeseed oil is a vegetable oil...
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  3. Should I give a joint supplement to my 6-year old, and any other supplements?

    Should I give a joint supplement to my 6-year old, and any other supplements?
    Question: I have a 6 year old foxtrotter mare on pasture 24/7. I trail ride about 25 miles/week. She gets California Trace Plus and one ounce plain salt. Should I give her a prophylactic joint supplement or any other supplement? Thank you! Dr. Kellon: A joint supplement to help preserve healthy joints is always a good idea in active horses.  When not...
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  4. Chasteberry for Horses

    Chasteberry for Horses
    Chasteberry for Horses Chastetree berry, or simply Chasteberry (CTB), has a long traditional history of use helping balance hormonal systems, both male and female. While males and females have different levels of hormones produced by the sex organs, the activity of those organs is influenced by the same pituitary hormones, namely LH and FSH. Recent research into the actions of...
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  5. Will Maltodextrin affect my horse's muscles the same way starch or shorter-chain complex carbs will?

    Will Maltodextrin affect my horse's muscles the same way starch or shorter-chain complex carbs will?
    Question: I have an 18 year old gelding with EPSM and he is currently on a feed designed for his condition that contains Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM. I would like to get him on Hyaluronic Acid and Boswelia as well, but your Hylurin-B says it contains Maltodextrin, which is a glucose source. Will Maltodextrin affect my horse's muscles the same way...
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  6. Plain white salt or mineralized salt?

    Plain white salt or mineralized salt?
    Question: I feed U Balance Foundation, IR, Thryo and Joint along with malic acid, and AbsorbAll and cocosoya oil. This formula was recommended by Jack Grogan after a HMA. Am I correct in providing plain white salt as opposed to mineralized salt since we are trying to balance his excesses and deficiencies? I've always heard mineral salt was actually formulated for...
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  7. Do you have Turmeric that I can give my horse with Lyme disease?

    Do you have Turmeric that I can give my horse with Lyme disease?
    Question: Hi, my horse was recently diagnosed with lyme disease. She is on antibiotics but I want to give her Curcumin to help with inflammation. Do you sell that? Dr. Kellon: You can special order Turmeric by contacting one of our customer service reps, 800-248-0330.  You could also consider using the product Phyto-Quench which contains Turmeric as well as several other herbal and...
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  8. Does Arthroxigen contain any ingredients not allowed under USEF and/or FEI drug rules?

    Does Arthroxigen contain any ingredients not allowed under USEF and/or FEI drug rules?
    Question:  Arthrogenix contains white willow bark as well as other herbs. Can you tell me if this supplement would be legal under USEF and/or FEI drug rules? Thank you. Dr. Kellon: Arthroxigen CR (competition ready) formulation does not contain any substances on the FEI or USET list.  However, they caution the list can change at any time and 10 days after a...
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  9. Sport Horse would best supplement your jumper for maximum performance

    Sport Horse would best supplement your jumper for maximum performance
    Question: What products would I use for a jumper living on pasture in Wellington, fla. to supplement his grass diet to obtain maximum performance . I want an all around supplement or supplements that support him completely.( digestion, hooves etc) Dr. Kellon: Uckele Sport Horse is a high potency, broad spectrum vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplement that provides excellent support...
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  10. What will help with swelling in the hind fetlock?

    What will help with swelling in the hind fetlock?
    Question: My horse has some swelling in his hind fetlock, he is not unsound, and it mostly goes away is he is turned out. My vet checked it when she came to do his teeth and said the ligaments feel fine. I was wondering if giving him jiaogulan aakg as a preventative or to help him resolve whatever is going...
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