Performance and Muscle

  1. Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

    Test Your Nutrition Knowledge
    Nutrition is a specialty like any other scientific field. Despite this, it's common for people with no qualifications to offer nutrition advice. Many things you hear or read over and over again can be wrong.  Take this mini quiz to test your own equine nutrition knowledge.  The Answers are posted below. When building a diet and deciding how much...
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  2. What is the correct dosage of ALCAR for my EPSM gelding?

    What is the correct dosage of ALCAR for my EPSM gelding?
    Question: Dr. Kellon, I have my gelding on Alcar for his EPSM. He has been on it for almost a year now and seems to be feeling much better. I tried to reduce the dose to once a day but he seemed to relapse so I have kept him on three scopes twice a day. He is very large and...
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  3. What can help with my Connemara's neurological problems?

    What can help with my Connemara's neurological problems?
    Question:  I have a five-year-old Connemara that experienced neurological problems and hind lameness. I presently have him on 10,000 units of vitamin E and wondering if he should also be on amino acids? Bloodwork is fine, selenium level is fine. Did spinal tap 40 p.m. and lime which was negative. No known cause of injury. Dr. Kellon:  If he had normal...
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  4. What product can help my 2 mares, one laminitic and the other with squirts?

    What product can help my 2 mares, one laminitic and the other with squirts?
    Question: I was wondering which basic mineral Uckele product you would recommend the most for an IR horse: Sport Horse Grass, Equi-Base, U-Balance Foundation or other? I had my 7 yr old mare on CA Trace and Remission, was turning her out for 1.5 hours early in the morning and feeding her all grass hay three different times the rest of the day, and...
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  5. Beware of the Promise of Silver Bullets

    Beware of the Promise of Silver Bullets
    Beware of the Promise of Silver Bullets No silver bullet promises can guarantee safe grazing for all horses. I have been a strong proponent of the role of nutrition in health and optimal function for four decades, but with the understanding that while it is pivotal, it's not the sole answer to everything.  Scientifically unrealistic claims for the...
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  6. Tri Amino or LaminOx might help with your PRE mare's fetlock

    Tri Amino or LaminOx might help with your PRE mare's fetlock
    Question:  I have a 4 year old PRE mare that I bought as a 2 year old. I have recently noticed that her hind pasterns seem to be 'softer' so that her fetlocks sink lower in movement than I have noticed in the past. This is something I have experienced with another PRE horse that I owned...at 3 years he...
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  7. Can I feed CocoSoya with Alcar?

    Can I feed CocoSoya with Alcar?
    Question: I ordered the Bioplex Magnesium and the Alcar, I understand that the Alcar cannot be given with a high fat diet.  My mare currently gets 1 pump so 1 ounce twice a day of the Cocosoya oil, do I need to cut this back now? Dr. Kellon: Alcar shouldn't be fed with high fat because high fat slows glucose...
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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