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Performance and Muscle

  1. Balance is Everything

    Balance is Everything
    Homeostasis is a continuously occurring dynamic process that seeks to maintain balance between body processes and a stable internal environment. The Chinese describe it as a balance between Yin and Yang. A healthy horse at rest may seem as tranquil as a quiet bay on a sunny summer day, but the truth is that even a healthy horse is more...
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  2. CocoSoya or Acetyl-L-Carnitine for my EPSM Horse?

    CocoSoya or Acetyl-L-Carnitine for my EPSM Horse?
    Question:  I have been asked to start a Cobb that was just recently diagnosed with EPSM. She has never had fortified grain, just a hay stretcher to deliver a prebiotic nightly. She is on pasture but we have limited that to night time only when sugar is low. I have put off saddling her and belly over and all that until...
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  3. I'm feeding Optimize, but noticing muscle loss ~ what should I add?

    I'm feeding Optimize, but noticing muscle loss ~ what should I add?
    Question:  I am currently feeding the Optimize to my 16 yr and 1 1/2yr old geldings.  Noticing some muscle loss on the topline of the 16 yr old and with the other one growing, wondering if I should add either the Tri Amino or the Amino Fac 41?   If so which one would be preferable.   Thanks in advance. Dr...
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  4. Why is my gelding so low in vitamin E?

    Why is my gelding so low in vitamin E?
    Question: Would like to ask some recommendations. I have a 7 yr old Hannoverian gelding, schooling 4th level dressage. Through the last 2 years and trial and error have found that he was very low in Vitamin E.  He had a constant sore back and no impulsion or drive from hind legs.  Along the way I have also found him to be greatly effected...
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  5. Acetyl-L-Carnitine and E-5000 may be very helpful for your PSSM/HYPP Draft Cross

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine and E-5000 may be very helpful for your PSSM/HYPP Draft Cross
    Question: I have a draft cross who is HYPP and PSSM.  It has been quite a challenge finding the right diet for him. He is doing very well, but I still think there is room for improvement in both his muscle development and his comfort level. He is a good weight, but needs more muscle, especially behind. And, although he is...
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  6. Amino Fac and U-Balance Foundation will help your easy keeper

    Amino Fac and U-Balance Foundation will help your easy keeper
    Question: I have a 13 year old, impressive breed quarter horse mare. She is a extremely easy keeper. She lives in a grass pasture but it is not lush by any means, I board her so I do not have control of the hay as far as quality. It is forever changing.She only gets a half a flake in the am...
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  7. CocoSoya or Acetyl-L-Carnitine will help with your Cob's EPSM

    CocoSoya or Acetyl-L-Carnitine will help with your Cob's EPSM
    Question: I have been asked to start a Cob that was just recently diagnosed with EPSM. She has never had fortified grain just a hay stretcher to deliver a prebiotic nightly. She is on pasture but we have limited that to night time only when sugar is low. I have put off saddling her and belly over and all that until...
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  8. Jiaogulan or Laminox might help with your horses's torn DDFT

    Jiaogulan or Laminox might help with your horses's torn DDFT
    Question: I have a horse with a torn DDFT, vet has suggested silica supplement, what do you recommend? Dr. Kellon: I have excellent results using Jiaogulan based supplements in tendon and ligament problems. Even horses with DSLD have responded. Research in humans has shown nitric oxide plays a critical role at all stages of healing. Jiaogulan is a potent stimulator...
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  9. Why don't some horses sweat, and what can help them?

    Why don't some horses sweat, and what can help them?
    Question: Hello Dr K:  I am so excited.  Spumanti, my 18yr old Friesian, sweated for the first time on 11-05-17.   I mean he sweated like a warmblood, even lathered some.  Unbelievable .  He got the koro syrup thing before we rode for the very first time.  Stopped riding and even the pad was very wet not soaking but wet.  He...
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  10. How can I help my Friesian QH Dressage mare who is lethargic and an easy keeper?

    How can I help my Friesian QH Dressage mare who is lethargic and an easy keeper?
    Question: Have Friesian QH CROSS 12 Y/O. She was laid up this winter, very sound now. Very very easy keeper on Thyro L. Low energy level Is there a non fattening supplement that could help her. Schooling Third Level dressage.  My mare is weighs about 1100 – 1200 lbs.  She is getting Nutrena Balance ¾ lb twice daily, and 12 pounds of...
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