Joint and Inflammation Support

  1. My horse has had loose stool for 6 months

    My horse has had loose stool for 6 months
    Question: I have a 15 yr AQHA mare that has had a loose stool for at least 6 months. I have had a fecal and blood work done and all was normal. I have tried pro and pre biotic products but has not helped. She is happy and healthy otherwise. Do you have any suggestion on any other supplements or any thing...
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  2. What will help my horse with an autoimmune condition?

    What will help my horse with an autoimmune condition?
    Question: I have a 14yr old Arabian/American Warmblood cross gelding who was recently diagnosed with pemphigus foliaceous by biopsy. He is on 900 mg prednisone daily, in split doses, but is proving very difficult to control, let alone improve. Do you have any suggestions, information, comments on this condition? Dr. Kellon: I'm sorry to hear you and your horse and dealing with...
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. What is the best joint formula for my Senior?

    What is the best joint formula for my Senior?
    Question: I have a 28 year old gelding, formerly a western pleasure horse but in the past I've also dabbled in English riding as well. He's now mostly a pasture pet as he's lost the majority of his vision and has earned his retirement. Unfortunately, he has gotten sore with age and struggles with arthritis. I'm looking for the best...
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  7. Association vs Cause and Effect

    Association vs Cause and Effect
    Association vs Cause and Effect The death of Disco music. The rise of Rap. The release of glyphosate/RoundUp herbicide. Drops in numbers of butterflies and pheasants in Pennsylvania. These all occurred on the same timeline. Are they related? Statistically, yes. They are related, but the only thing they have in common is parallel time courses. At the same time there...
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  8. Omega-6 Gets a Bum Rap

    Omega-6 Gets a Bum Rap
    Omega-6 Gets a Bum Rap You have probably read more than once that omega-6 fatty acids are inflammatory. I'm sure I've been guilty of saying something to that effect myself.  The truth is, it's an over simplification. Both omega-3 and omega-6 are essential fatty acids. They are called essential because the horse's body can't manufacture them. They are also called...
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  9. How should I be dosing Devils Claw Plus?

    How should I be dosing Devils Claw Plus?
    Question: I have a horse who is showing definite improvement on 2 scoops/day of Devils Claw Plus. Should I leave him at this dosage much longer (it's been 2 weeks so far) or experiment with decreasing it to find the minimal amount that keeps him comfortable? Are there side effects that I should be concerned about in the long run? Thank...
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  10. How can I support my injured eventing horse, who gets no winter conditioning but performs in the summer?

    How can I support my injured eventing horse, who gets no winter conditioning but performs in the summer?
    Question: We have a 12yo 16.2h quarter horse; she is built like a thoroughbred, long and lean. Since age 5 she was used strictly as an eventing/hunter/jumper. Two years ago she went from year-round work; to no winter conditioning and still being expected to perform in the 3-4 mo summer. She had no supplementation and was fed on local hay/grass which...
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