Metabolic Support

  1. 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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  2. CocoSoya is fine to use for Cushings and IR Horses

    CocoSoya is fine to use for Cushings and IR Horses
    Question: I have a 15 year old Rocky who has Cushings (4mg pergolide) and IR as well (14 metformin). He is on TC 30 and TC lite with grass hay. He is somewhat off his feed. He doesn't like the omega horse shine. Would the CocoSoya supplement be OK to try given his metabolic issues?  He also gets salt and psyllium...
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  3. 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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  4. Magnesium can help with cresty neck, calming and muscles

    Magnesium can help with cresty neck, calming and muscles
    Question: I would appreciate your input on adding extra magnesium to the diet. If the diet is balanced to a hay analysis, say your Ca, P, Mg are balanced and you add extra magnesium to help with a cresty neck, calming, or help with muscles.  How much extra can you add without causing a problem? And if so, for how long...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. CocoOmega has the highest fat content to help your Belgian with PSSM

    CocoOmega has the highest fat content to help your Belgian with PSSM
    Question: I have a15 years old Belgian draft horse with PSSM type 1 pp. Since he was diagnosed last spring I fed him purina well solve low starch low sugar( NSC11%) mixed with chopped alfalfa and 1 cup coco soya oil each meal. That wold be a total of 4 cups oil/day as recommended by dr. Beth Valentine diet. This diet...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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