Archives: September 2018

  1. Can Lung EQ be used along with other medications for breathing issues?

    Can Lung EQ be used along with other medications for breathing issues?
    Question:  We have a customer with a 1,200lb QH gelding who has chronic breathing issues. He is currently on albuterol at 2 ampules 3x day (every 8 hours). They are also planning on adding fluticasone soon as well.  Can she use Lung EQ along with these medications? Dr. Kellon: Yes, but she might want to try the Lung EQ for a few...
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  2. Are your calming supplements okay for horses with EMS/Cushings?

    Are your calming supplements okay for horses with EMS/Cushings?
    Question: Are your calming supplements suitable for horses with EMS/Cushings? Dr. Kellon: Yes. No problems at all.
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  3. What is the best joint product for my hard working horse with arthritis in both knees?

    What is the best joint product for my hard working horse with arthritis in both knees?
    Question: I have a 21year old, 16 H 1200 Tennessee walker. He runs in field trials so has worked very hard. He now has arthritis in both front knees. I have been given dozens of advise regarding additives but want to be sure to get the best & correct one. He also is prone to ulcers so we try to...
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  4. Do I need to do a loading dose of Tri Amino for a horse coming back into work after 2 years off?

    Do I need to do a loading dose of Tri Amino for a horse coming back into work after 2 years off?
    Question: I just ordered the Tri Amino supplement (https://uckele.com/tri-amino-5lb.html) to help with a horse that is coming back into work after 2 years off due to a suspensory injury. I'm not seeing if I need to do a loading dose for any period of time or if the 1 scoop is where I should start. For reference he is an 1,100lb...
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  5. Devils Claw Plus will help with your mare's stiff hindquarters

    Devils Claw Plus will help with your mare's stiff hindquarters
    Question: My 21yr old reg. Quarter horse mare is very stiff in hindquarters. She was rescued from a kill pen several years ago and I bought her just last summer. She is going to get electro magnetic therapy in a few weeks. I have previously used Devil's Claw Plus and she had a much smoother gaits.  I am putting her...
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  6. Phyto-Quench will help your IR horse with arthritis

    Phyto-Quench will help your IR horse with arthritis
    Question: I have a 21 year old OTTB gelding that was diagnosed with insulin resistance 18 months ago and was recently diagnosed with Cushings. Also, recent radiographs revealed that he has had slight rotation in his front hooves which occurred sometime this year. He just started Prescend 12 days ago and he has been on Joyce Harman's OB formula since May. He...
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  7. Failing Pastures can happen sooner than you think

    Failing Pastures can happen sooner than you think
    FAILING PASTURES Brown, dormant grass is easy to spot, but very mature green grass can also lack sufficient nutrients. I'm going to define failing pastures as those that no longer can meet the nutritional needs of the horse.  This can happen a lot sooner than you  might think. Grasses stressed by extremes of weather - drought, heat or cold...
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  8. What is a good dosage for Chasteberry 5X, and what is your opinion on joint supplements?

    What is a good dosage for Chasteberry 5X, and what is your opinion on joint supplements?
    Question: My trainer was wondering if you could recommend a dose for the chasteberry 5x as our vet is just getting on board with the whole idea. My horse weights approx 1500lbs the weight tape we have at the barn ended in 1300 and it did not go around him. Also she was wondering what you think about joint supplements...
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  9. What alternatives to medication do I have for Cushings?

    What alternatives to medication do I have for Cushings?
    Question: My horse stating to show signs of Cushing's. Borderline high ACTH one incident of laminitis. He is on a dry lot..poor boy..to prevent any further issues and keep track of his diet. He eats an all natural diet no pelleted grain. I would like to start him on a supplement to keep him regulated and off medication as long...
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  10. Does research back up the efficacy of joint nutrients?

    Does research back up the efficacy of joint nutrients?
    Question: I’m interested in the Lubrigen.  Are there scientific studies to back it up that the ingredients work? Dr. Kellon: Yes, response to joint nutraceuticals and MSM has been documented with formal studies.
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