Archives: January 2019

  1. How should I be dosing Devils Claw Plus?

    How should I be dosing Devils Claw Plus?
    Question: I have a horse who is showing definite improvement on 2 scoops/day of Devils Claw Plus. Should I leave him at this dosage much longer (it's been 2 weeks so far) or experiment with decreasing it to find the minimal amount that keeps him comfortable? Are there side effects that I should be concerned about in the long run? Thank...
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  2. How can I support my injured eventing horse, who gets no winter conditioning but performs in the summer?

    How can I support my injured eventing horse, who gets no winter conditioning but performs in the summer?
    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 which...
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  3. How do I deal with iron toxicity?

    How do I deal with iron toxicity?
    Question: I am currently studying as a vet tech and have interesting questions that you may be able to help with.   I have a 16 yr MSF. I have many indicators of iron toxicity, the first being my demographics; I live in NH, secondly has dermatological signs of systemic imbalances including his mane and tail have been in the past...
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  4. What's an affordable feed program for my endurance horses?

    What's an affordable feed program for my endurance horses?
    Question: Hi! Im trying to set up an affordable feed program! I do some endurance riding with 2 of my horses.  Heres the problem.... I have read a lot of negative stuff about soy products and also corn. Im trying to stay away from that and its really hard because just about any commercial feed has has soy!  So I'm trying to...
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  5. Winter Respiratory Health

    Winter Respiratory Health
    Winter Respiratory Health An elevated concentration of irritants in the air causes measurable lung inflammation in all horses. There may or may not be a true allergic component. Continued exposure can lead to IAD (inflammatory airway disease) or RAO (recurrent airway obstruction) in susceptible horses. These conditions have a considerable impact on the horse’s comfort and performance. There may be...
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  6. Jiaogulan can help support laminitic horses

    Jiaogulan can help support laminitic horses
    Question:  Do you still suggest Jiaogulan to support laminitic horses? If so, could you recommend protocols or share your insights for its use? I have not used it for years because I could not find good product. I see that Ukele has the herb sold by itself. Dr. Kellon:  Out of an abundance of caution, I don't use it the first 3 to...
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  7. What would you suggest for my Friesian with DSLD?

    What would you suggest for my Friesian with DSLD?
    Question: I have a 13 year old Friesian saddlebred cross that is my world. She was recently diagnosed with DSLD and I understand there isn't much that helps though I am determined to get her on supplements that gave been studied and shown to aid with tissue support and a healthy inflammatory response, and I have read recently on your sight...
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  8. Iron deficiency is rarely, if ever, the cause of anemia

    Iron deficiency is rarely, if ever, the cause of anemia
    Question: We have a 6 y/o welsh cob that has a low blood count and is showing its signs. He gets a good quality hay, nutrena ration balancer and a calming supplement.  Would Amino-Fac 41 be helpful, and would it be ok to combine with a lixotinic supplement? Dr. Kellon: Low blood count - i.e. anemia - is uncommon in an animal this young...
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  9. How can I help my PSSM N/P1 Mare?

    How can I help my PSSM N/P1 Mare?
    Question: I have a tested PSSM N/P1 mare, 14 yrs old. She has been on teff/alfalfa cubes. She is currently taking your Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL, Cocosoya Granular, and E+SE 10x. She has been on it for a week now. Not seeing a lot of change yet, but still hoping. Still swooshes her tail when petted or groomed. Very lean, and...
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  10. Mid-Winter Check List

    Mid-Winter Check List
    Mid-Winter Check List With all the chores to do, you probably spend as much time at the barn in winter as during warmer weather, but you probably don't interact with your horse in the same way. This can result in some things creeping up on you. Skin health can be a problem in winter and issues are easy to miss...
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