Archives: December 2018

  1. A high calcium:magnesium ratio could be making your horse spooky

    A high calcium:magnesium ratio could be making your horse spooky
    Question: My horses have become extremely spooky. I have to think it has to do with what I am feeding. The only thing that has changed is the hardness (CaCO3) of our water. It has gone from 128 mg/l to 357 mg/l.  I have also been feeding Jump start (Dr Dean Meyers formula), as a supplement for the last 5...
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  2. Devil's Claw Plus and Previcox can be used together

    Devil's Claw Plus and Previcox can be used together
    Question: My mare is on Previcox 56mg once a day. I have her on the Devil's Claw plus and want to make sure there is no contradictions using them together. She gets Previcox in the morning and devil's claw plus in evening meal. Dr. Kellon: As far as we know there are no contraindications to using them together.  Devil's Claw acts...
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  3. Magnesium can help with cresty neck, calming and muscles

    Magnesium can help with cresty neck, calming and muscles
    Question: I would appreciate your input on adding extra magnesium to the diet. If the diet is balanced to a hay analysis, say your Ca, P, Mg are balanced and you add extra magnesium to help with a cresty neck, calming, or help with muscles.  How much extra can you add without causing a problem? And if so, for how long...
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  4. Absorb-All or GUT for my horse's watery discharge?

    Absorb-All or GUT for my horse's watery discharge?
    Question: Which product would be more appropriate to address the watery discharge of an aged (30 yrs old) horse. The issue presents itself in the winter months only and has formerly been successfully addressed by the addition of psyllium seed husk powder and probiotics. which are not fully addressing the issue this year. So I am wondering if adding ABSORB-AL...
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  5. How can I boost my senior stallion's libido?

    How can I boost my senior stallion's libido?
    Question: I have a stallion in his 30s that I would like to try to get one more foal from but his libido is low with reduced testicle size. I just put him back on TSF-100. Do you have any other suggestions?   Dr. Kellon: It's entirely possible your stallion's fertility problems are age related.  However, there are several nutrients which influence...
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  6. Which protein would be best for my 8 year old?

    Which protein would be best for my 8 year old?
    Question: It has been suggested to me by my chiropractor/vet to add more protein to my 8 yr old gelding, as he's now on Omprezole (sp?). He gets 5 oz. of Uckele's cocosoya oil, so adding more fat might not be useful with products that have protein & fat. I thought of using whey protein isolate or concentrate (NOT whey powder...
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  7. The Cornerstone to Healthy Immune Function

    The Cornerstone to Healthy Immune Function
    The Cornerstone to Healthy Immune Function It's true that your horse cannot get a "cold" or respiratory infection without a virus, but all horses carry around a generous supply of both viruses and bacteria. While winter weather can't cause a respiratory illness, the stress of severe weather coupled with the effect of cold, dry air on the lining of the...
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  8. My Dressage mare is very low energy

    My Dressage mare is very low energy
    Question: Have Friesian QH CROSS 12 Y/O. She was laid up this winter, very sound now. Very very easy keeper on Thyro L. Low energy level Is there a non fattening supplement that could help her. Schooling Third Level dressage.  My mare is weighs about 1100 – 1200 lbs.  She is getting Nutrena Balance ¾ lb twice daily, and 12 pounds of...
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  9. Granulated salt or salt blocks?

    Granulated salt or salt blocks?
    Question: What do you think of granulated salt versus salt blocks for horses? Do you have a recommendation in this area? Dr. Kellon: The "best" form of salt is any one that the horse will consume in sufficient amounts.  This means, for the average size adult horse, minimum of 1 oz/day in cold weather and 2 to 3+ in hot weather.  Most...
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  10. How to balance my IR pony's diet?

    Question:  I have a 7 year old 9.3 hand IR pony who I cannot get his insulin or leptin to normal levels (last and best for quite some time: insulin 59.31, leptin 5.78 and glucose 93). Mineral balancing to the hay has not been an option although I check every new batch and it is not over 10%. He is on...
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