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  1. Is there a supplement that addresses all aspects of nutritional health?

    Is there a supplement that addresses all aspects of nutritional health?
    Question: I am currently feeding a fotified bermuda\alfalfa pellet and free choice grass hay, bio vigor vet for mineral, cocosoya for fat and tri-amino for muscle, and one horse is also on lung eq and seroquine. I am wanting to simplify a supplement for my competing barrel and rope horses that adress multiple aspects, joint, muscle, omegas, lung and imune...
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  2. Stevia will not stimulate insulin secretion.

    Stevia will not stimulate insulin secretion.
    Question:  Hello and thanks for your help thus far. My easy keeper paint gelding still won't eat his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He picks out anything I add to it and eats it instead. I have tried the Coca Soya, which he seems to like, but still leaves the pellets behind, sometimes even dumping them out and then licking the tub. I...
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  3. How can I get my horse to eat his supplements??

    How can I get my horse to eat his supplements??
    Question:  My horse has stopped eating his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He ate his first bucket just fine, but has never been crazy about the 2nd bucket I ordered, and has quit eating it at this point without additional mix-ins to sweeten it/tempt him. I am reluctant to increase sugar in his diet. What do you suggest?  Thanks for your help...
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Natural Treats Your Horse Will Love

    Natural Treats Your Horse Will Love
    There are many behavioral and safety reasons not to give your horse treats, but for those who can't resist, this is for you.  If you must give treats, at least do no harm. In choosing treats for your horse, please avoid the temptation to go with things that remind you of your grandmother's kitchen or the pastry wall at Starbuck's. ...
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  7. Does Stevia cause the same insulin response as sugar?

    Does Stevia cause the same insulin response as sugar?
    Question: Hello and thanks for your help thus far. My easy keeper paint gelding still won't eat his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He picks out anything I add to it and eats it instead. I have tried the Coca Soya, which he seems to like, but still leaves the pellets behind, sometimes even dumping them out and then licking the tub. I...
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  8. How can I get my horse to eat his supplements?

    How can I get my horse to eat his supplements?
    Question: Hi, my horse has stopped eating his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He ate his first bucket just fine, but has never been crazy about the 2nd bucket I ordered, and has quit eating it at this point w/out additional mix-ins to sweeten it/tempt him. I am reluctant to increase sugar in his diet. What do you suggest? Thanks for your help...
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  9. What to do About Your Picky Eater

    What to do About Your Picky Eater
    What to do About Your Picky Eater Most horses are good examples of what it means to "eat like a horse".  The hard keepers that don't dig in as well can drive their owners nuts. To make things worse, Murphy's Law often kicks in, with the pickiest horses requiring restricted diets, supplements or medications you need to coax them to...
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  10. Why do companies use by-products and GMO ingredients?

    Why do companies use by-products and GMO ingredients?
    Question: My concern is why Uckele and so many other companies consistently use by-products in their supplements? I could never responsibly, knowingly give my horse GMO. This is such an important topic. Thank you- Dr. Kellon: By-products are often the most nutritious part of a food. For example, when white flour is made from wheat, the by-products are wheat germ and bran. ...
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