Multi-Purpose

  1. Getting Nutritional Advice

    Getting Nutritional Advice
    Getting Nutritional Advice Nutrition is a science that incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and biology. Nutrition is also as much a specialty as Orthopedics, Pharmacology, and more. Nutrition can be studied at the Masters degree or Ph.D. level. Veterinarians are not taught much nutrition in school. Neither are M.D.s, Farriers and trimmers, chiropractors, body workers, barn owners, trainers, fellow owners, clerks at...
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  2. The Limitations of Fecal Egg Counts

    The Limitations of Fecal Egg Counts
    The Limitations of Fecal Egg Counts As concerns grew over emerging parasite resistance to existing deworming drugs, owners were increasingly advised to make deworming decisions based on the results of fecal egg counts (FEC). While this approach has merit, it's not foolproof. To be accurate, a sample for parasite eggs should be taken from the rectum or from the  center...
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  3. Why do companies use by-products and GMO ingredients?

    Why do companies use by-products and GMO ingredients?
    Question: My concern is why Uckele and so many other companies consistently use by-products in their supplements? I could never responsibly, knowingly give my horse GMO. This is such an important topic. Thank you- Dr. Kellon: By-products are often the most nutritious part of a food. For example, when white flour is made from wheat, the by-products are wheat germ and bran. ...
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  4. Do Feeds and Supplements Go Bad?

    Do Feeds and Supplements Go Bad?
    Do Feeds and Supplements Go Bad? They sure do - but the labeling laws don't make it easy for you to figure out which ones may be out of date.  To be fair, a big part of the problem is determining when "out of date" (best not to feed) is likely to be. When we buy fresh dairy or meat...
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  5. Hair Mineral Analysis

    Hair Mineral Analysis
    Messages From the Mane A Unique Perspective on Biochemical Individuality The Objectives of Hair Mineral Analysis Hair Mineral Analysis (HMA) is a laboratory test that measures the mineral content of the hair.  A small sample of hair (one tablespoon) taken from the mane closest to the horse’s skin can accurately give an overview of the mineral levels in the body’s...
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  6. A suspensory tear plus pacing on stall rest

    A suspensory tear plus pacing on stall rest
    Question: I have a 12 year old appendix quarter horse with a suspensory ligament tear in two places where it connects to the hock. He is on stall rest, but does a lot of pacing. Is there a product you would recommend to help calm him and also anything that would promote healing of the ligament?  Pamela Dr. Kellon: Try...
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  7. How do I help my horse with PSSM?

    How do I help my horse with PSSM?
    Question: Can you please answer a question?  My horse was diagnosed with PSSM today through a mane sample, type one.  What fat supplement should I give him? Laura Molrich said ask you about CocoSoya. Dr. Kellon: The oldest form of dietary support for horses with EPSM is a diet where fat replaces calories from high starch/sugar sources such as commercial...
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  8. How can I help my horse with DSLD?

    How can I help my horse with DSLD?
    Question: Hi Dr. Kellon, My horse was recently diagonised with DSLD. I have been reading a bunch online and came to your case study about using a Chinese herb and amino acid to help in the progression of this disease. I was fortunate enough to fill out your case study form and received the name of the herb and dosage...
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  9. My horse is stressed on stall rest

    My horse is stressed on stall rest
    Question: I have a 12 year old appendix quarter horse with a suspensory ligament tear in two places where it connects to the hock. He is on stall rest, but does a lot of pacing. Is there a product you would recommend to help calm him and also anything that would promote healing of the ligament?  Pamela Dr. Kellon:  Try...
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