Metabolic Support

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?

    How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?
    Question: My 9 year old OTTB was just diagnosed with EPM. His levels were in the high 700s, how much vitamin E should I be giving him? Dr. Kellon: Check with your veterinartian too but the usual dose for an average size horse is 10,000 IU/day.  For good absorption use our Liquid E-50, 4 tsp day https://uckele.com/liquid-e-pint.html or use E-5000 powder, 2 scoops/day...
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  4. It's fine to feed GUT to a PSSM horse

    Question: Hello, I have a horse that has just been diagnosed with PSSM. I've been feeding G.U.T. for years with positive results. Is it still safe to continue feeding this supplement? I looked for the starch content % of G.U.T. but haven't been able to find it. I welcome any other advice you have on feeding and supplements. Dr. Kellon: No problem...
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  5. 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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  6. ALCAR may help with PSSM 1

    ALCAR may help with PSSM 1
    Question:  My 9yo Welsh cross mare is PSSM 1 diagnosed by mane DNA testing. She is more on the overweight side. I've changed her feed already from triple crown complete to a ration balancer instead. I tried adding Cocosoya oil to her feed initially but she doesn't like oil at all. Currently her diet is: 1 lb Legends CarbCare Balancer Pellets...
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  7. Magnesium, the Mighty Mineral

    Magnesium, the Mighty Mineral
    Magnesium, the Mighty Mineral The importance of magnesium was ignored for many years, but appreciation has grown with our understanding of the vital functions it fulfills. Like calcium and phosphorus in the skeleton, magnesium has an important structural role as a component of bone, cell membranes and chromosomes. Minerals as cofactors are associated with enzyme systems, usually at their active...
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  8. 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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  9. What is a good product for EPM?

    What is a good product for EPM?
    Question: What is good product for EPM? Dr. Kellon: The most important thing about treating EPM is the medication your veterinarian will prescribe. Beyond that, nutritional support should address the oxidative stress and support healing. The foundation of this is a quality diet with adequate protein and a mineral/vitamin supplement to balance the  deficiencies and excesses in your hay. It should...
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  10. 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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