Hoof Care

  1. Understanding Fatty Acids

    Understanding Fatty Acids
    Understanding Fatty Acids Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats in the same way that amino acids are the basic unit of proteins. When picking a fat for your horse, you should be guided by the fatty acid levels. The fat content of the horse’s natural diet is quite low – about 4% during peak grazing season and much...
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  2. Can EMS Horses Graze Dead Winter Pastures?

    Can EMS Horses Graze Dead Winter Pastures?
    Can EMS Horses Graze Dead Winter Pastures?  Unless you are living in an area with very mild winters, your pasture grasses will shrivel and turn brown over the winter. However, that plant is not dead and horses will be more than happy to eat it. This could send insulin dangerously high for a horse with EMS . Winter pasture doesn't...
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  3. 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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  4. Laminox is very effective for laminitic feet

    Laminox is very effective for laminitic feet
    Question:  Have you been advised of any positive results from horses using LaminOX?  My 25 yr old Buckskin in May 2015 developed Laminitis in both fronts.  It's the first ime that I am aware of; have owned him since 1995.  His right foort is clubby, and left foot is pancake.  He was outside on grass, until the outbreak, now on dry lot with...
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  5. Phyto-Quench and LaminOx will work with Glycocemic EQ for your Laminitic EMS horse

    Phyto-Quench and LaminOx will work with Glycocemic EQ for your Laminitic EMS horse
    Question: I want a good supplement to accompany Glycocemic EQ for my Laminitic EMS horse on hay diet only. Ordered Phyto Quench. But not sure. Dr. Kellon: You can use Phyto-Quench the first 5 to 7 days instead of pain drugs but then switch to LaminOx. Diet details and trim are equally important though and it won't help if they are not...
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  6. LaminOx and Milk & Grow will help your pregnant mare with laminitis

    LaminOx and Milk & Grow will help your pregnant mare with laminitis
    Question: I have a 25 year old pregnant broodmare that is suffering from laminitis . She is currently in Redden ultimate boots with a 20 degree wedge. She is on bermuda hay, beet pulperom Speedi beet, 1.5 grams of bute 2x a day with isoxuprene. Also on ABC + pellet, MSM, Throy L2 x a day, remission 2x a day, Vitaflex...
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  7. Managing Winter Laminitis

    Managing Winter Laminitis
    Winter Laminitis Winter Laminitis - some veterinarians that work with many laminitic horses are well acquainted with this problem, but others are unfamiliar with it.  It's a laminitis-like syndrome triggered by cold weather. Horses normally have a very high tolerance for cold.  In all species, cold causes a reflex shunting of blood away from the extremities and toward the core...
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  8. 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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  9. I'm worried about my horse's hooves in a very hot climate

    I'm worried about my horse's hooves in a very hot climate
    Question: I moved from extremely cold climate in Wyoming to extremely hot Texas. My horses hooves are cracking and very brittle. The rain msker is not helping. II feed adm alliance and tifton 85. Which hoof supplement do you recommend, I'm worried about my horses hooves. I have them trimmed every 6. To 8 weeks. I also have a gelding with...
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  10. How can I help my gelding with laminitis and IR/Cushings?

    How can I help my gelding with laminitis and IR/Cushings?
    Question: So I have a Morgan gelding with laminitis and is also IR/Cushings - he is on Prascend but I am looking for an alternative, more economical option and also something for the laminitis. i was considering Laminox and Glycocemic but both contains some same ingredients ... what is your recommendation? Dr. Kellon: The Prascend  is for treatment of his Cushing's...
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