Hoof Care

  1. All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis

    All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis
    All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group, now at www.main@ECIR.groups.io, has been in existence for almost 20 years and currently has over 11,000 members. As you might expect, many members seek out the group when their horse/pony/mini/donkey/mule becomes obviously laminitic. Others report issues confirmed by blood work, but state they have never had problems with...
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  2. 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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  3. Jioagulan can help with winter laminitis

    Jioagulan can help with winter laminitis
    Question: My halflinger has winter founder/laminitis.- yesterday. I feed grass hay and have it tested and I supplement with Cu, Zn, Magnesium Oxide- 56% - 2 T, iodine, Devils Claw- 6 gr, Tri Amino - 5 gr, salt-2 T, Nutrena Topline Balance - 1 lb and Alfala pellets - 1 lb. I have been using flax seed oil - pure...
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  4. How can you tell if a horse has EMS?

    How can you tell if a horse has EMS?
    How to tell if a horse has EMS Can you tell if a horse has EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome) by looking at him? It's not as easy as you may think it is. The usual description is a clearly overweight horse with a large fatty neck crest, filling of the fossae above the eyes with fat, patches of lumpy fat...
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  5. What do you recommend for my QH mare with PSMM and a concern with future laminitis?

    What do you recommend for my QH mare with PSMM and a concern with future laminitis?
    Question: I have an 11 yr old 1250lb QH mare that is suspect PSSM. She has responded to the oil diet but I’m concerned about laminitis in the future. What would you recommend for her? I’m currently feeding her some Purina Strategy Healthy Edge mixed with Rice bran pellets 1/2 and 1/2 along with a cup or so of canola...
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  6. Preparing for Shedding Season

    Preparing for Shedding Season
    Preparing for Shedding Season If dealing with shedding was the worst problem we had to face with horses, we would be blessed indeed - but it's still a pain. Getting to that glorious new coat underneath will always be predominantly a matter of time, patience and elbow grease, but there are a few things you can do to hasten things...
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  7. Is CocoOmega safe for my laminitic mare?

    Is CocoOmega safe for my laminitic mare?
    Question:  Is theCocoOmega safe for my laminitic mare? Is there a preference to use the oil or powder form? Dr. Kellon: Yes, it's safe - and desirable. The choice of oil vs powder is personal preference.  
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  8. What is a good 'starter' nutritional program?

    What is a good 'starter' nutritional program?
    Question: I realized I do the minimum for my horses and should be paying attention to providing a more "optimal" diet. My horses range in age from 4 to 28. The senior member of the herd gets supplements, but the others don't. I've recently moved and am trying to figure out a good program for them. I've used Uckele products...
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  9. 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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  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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