Joint and Inflammation Support

  1. It's fine to use Lubrigen and Devil's Claw together for your Barrel Racer

    It's fine to use Lubrigen and Devil's Claw together for your Barrel Racer
    Question: I have a 19 year old gelding that has competed in barrel racing for most of his life. He has stiffness in his joints and I have been giving him Lubrigen for the last 2 years. Can I also give him Devil Claw during the season of completion? Is it harmful to use both together? Dr. Kellon: It's not at...
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  2. Is Lubrigen safe for my overweight mare?

    Is Lubrigen safe for my overweight mare?
    Question: Will Lubrigen Joint supp be safe for my 18 year old mare that is prone to obesity? She gets Bermuda hay, couple handfuls of Alfalfa and some grass blend hay pellets. I have to be very careful with her and so many of these supps have high Alfalfa, corn, and fats, etc. Thanks!   Dr. Kellon: Lubrigen will not cause your...
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  3. Help ~ in spite of being in excellent condition, my horse has no energy!

    Help ~ in spite of being in excellent condition, my horse has no energy!
    Question: I'm looking for advice on an APHA gelding who generally lacks any energy, despite being in impeccable condition otherwise. Is there a top dress supplement that I can give to make him more energetic? He is fed a 14/6/12½ pellet with soaked alfalfa pellets, a prebiotic/probiotic, and red cell currently. He is turned out 24/7 in a very small laid...
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  4. Devil's Claw Plus and Previcox can be used together

    Devil's Claw Plus and Previcox can be used together
    Question: My mare is on Previcox 56mg once a day. I have her on the Devil's Claw plus and want to make sure there is no contradictions using them together. She gets Previcox in the morning and devil's claw plus in evening meal. Dr. Kellon: As far as we know there are no contraindications to using them together.  Devil's Claw acts...
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  5. 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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  6. Do I need to front-load Devil's Claw Plus?

    Do I need to front-load Devil's Claw Plus?
    Question: Should the pelleted Devils Claw Plus with Yucca plus be front-loaded (two scoops instead of just one) for the first week or so?  Thanks. Dr. Kellon: It's perfectly safe to double or even triple the dose if needed, but you may not have to do that to get good effect.
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  7. 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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  8. Arthroxigen is the perfect choice for your OTTB's injuries

    Arthroxigen is the perfect choice for your OTTB's injuries
    Question:  I have a 6-year-old OTTB who was recently evaluated by a vet/chiropractor for restriction of the right pelvis, right inter-transverse joint and caudal lumbar spine and restriction of the right lower cervical vertebrae. He also showed mild muscle soreness with palpation over the right inter-transverse joint space. The vet recommended carrot stretches 2x/week, but I would like to start him...
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  9. Am I giving my dog too many supplements?

    Am I giving my dog too many supplements?
    Question:  I am concerned that I am overdoing the quantity and/or type of supplements I give my dog Charlie.  She has Allergy tablets, Digest Soft Chews, Joint Plus tablets, Breath Fresh tabs and Omega Oil. In addition to those Uckele products she has Liver Support by Vetclassics which ostensibly supports Normal Liver Function. This last one is sold to me by...
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  10. Chondroitin will help with both joint issues and allergic reactions

    Chondroitin will help with both joint issues and allergic reactions
    Question: I have a five-year-old Icelandic with Sweet Itch and Lyme disease. Though I have treated my horse with alternative therapies, which have shown a major reduction in her Lyme titer, and helped with the sweet itch, I still notice that there is weakness in her rear leg, (feels like deep inside shaking, very infrequently), and I am seeing tail rubbing...
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