Calming

  1. My Perchreron has some serious anxiety

    My Perchreron has some serious anxiety
    Question: I have a 7 year old Percheron Gelding that has some serious anxiety. He is very jumpy even when someone just simply pets him he jumps. Under harness he is much better. We have given him 1 large bucket of the Seroquine (as we have had 2 half-drafts in the past with some similar tendencies and it worked wonders). This...
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  2. 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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  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. How can I get rid of my mare's big belly and her nervousness?

    How can I get rid of my mare's big belly and her nervousness?
    Question:  I have a 15 yr Twalker mare. I have owned her 5 yrs. She has foaled, but I don't know how many times. She has a huge belly, which she has had since I bought her. Her feet are good. Never laminitic. Overall she is large boned. Has a worried temperament. How can I help her get rid of her belly and help with her...
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  5. Interpreting Equine Behavior

    Interpreting Equine Behavior
    It can be fascinating to read about equine behavior, especially things like the organization in feral bands. However, when it comes to interpreting an individual's more subtle responses there is a good chance we could get it wrong. How many times have you heard it said that when a horse exhibits licking and chewing, e.g. during a body work session...
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  6. What is your opinion of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) as a supplement?

    What is your opinion of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) as a supplement?
    Question: There is a huge debate on one of my Facebook groups about giving Epsom salts as a supplements in horse feeds and gut irritation.  I have read lots of articles with very good reports. Dr. Kellon: Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is a very easily absorbed form of magnesium and can be used orally but many horses dislike the taste and in high...
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  7. Magnesium questions

    Magnesium questions
    Question: I have a 6 year old Foxtrotter mare. Pete Ramey and now my chiropractor suggest adding magnesium. Pasture 24/7/365. Analysis: Ca 43g, P 26g, Mg 29g. Ca:Mg ratio is 1.5:1. Would you add magnesium, if so how much elemental magnesium, in what form, and would you add more calcium to keep the ratio of Ca:Mg above 1.5:1? Thank you...
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  8. Magnesium oxide or carbonate is a better choice than magnesium sulfate

    Magnesium oxide or carbonate is a better choice than magnesium sulfate
    Question: Is epsom salt (magnesium sulfate ) which is used as a supplement for horses the same kind that we soak in? Dr. Kellon: Yes, they are the same but magnesium sulfate is not the ideal oral supplement because it may cause diarrhea.  Magnesium oxide or carbonate is a better choice.  There are also organic forms such as proteinate, citrate or...
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  9. Devils Claw Plus and Seroquine are safe to combine

    Devils Claw Plus and Seroquine are safe to combine
    Question: I currently give my horse 1/2 scoop of Seroquine a day as a calmer. I want to also give him one scoop of Devils Claw Plus to help with joint pain and stiffness. Can the two supplements be safely used together? Dr. Kellon: Yes, no problem with combining them.
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  10. Getting Nutritional Advice

    Getting Nutritional Advice
    Getting Nutritional Advice Nutrition is a science that incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and biology. Nutrition is also as much a specialty as Orthopedics, Pharmacology, and more. Nutrition can be studied at the Masters degree or Ph.D. level. Veterinarians are not taught much nutrition in school. Neither are M.D.s, Farriers and trimmers, chiropractors, body workers, barn owners, trainers, fellow owners, clerks at...
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