Performance and Muscle

  1. 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...
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  2. 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 They sure do - but the labeling laws don't make it easy for you to figure out which ones may be out of date.  To be fair, a big part of the problem is determining when "out of date" (best not to feed) is likely to be.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...
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  3. The Importance of Vitamin E and Selenium in the Equine Diet

    The Importance of Vitamin E and Selenium in the Equine Diet
    The Importance of Vitamin E and Selenium in the Equine Diet Vitamin E and selenium are powerful protectors of muscle as well as immune function. Vitamin E and selenium (Se) are familiar nutrients to most horsepeople.  They are among the most common deficiencies in unsupplemented animals - and also the only two where deficiency diseases are still routinely...
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  4. Supplementing Your Horse with Thiamine

    Supplementing Your Horse with Thiamine
    Supplementing Your Horse with Thiamine Thiamine (B1) is a member of the water-soluble group of B vitamins.  Following absorption, it is metabolized to its active form, TPP – thiamine pyrophosphate. TPP is an essential cofactor in multiple reactions involving energy generation from carbohydrate (glucose) and branched chain amino acids. Specifically, TPP is involved in steps needed to get...
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  5. What do you recommend for a nonGMO feed?

    What do you recommend for a nonGMO feed?
    Question: I don't eat GMO foods myself, and I really dislike feeding them to my horses. All commercial feeds tend to use soy for protein. I just imported two Dutch warmbloods, and one arrived in bad shape, that is, severely sore in the hind end through the gluts and sacrum. I even had his blood tested as this is not the...
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  6. Amp Fuel and Acetyl-L-Carnitine will get the best results for your performance horses

    Amp Fuel and Acetyl-L-Carnitine will get the best results for your performance horses
    Question: Trying to find the perfect balance diet for my barrel horses. They all are on coco omega, smart gut, along with a good rice bran, mineral feed program. I have been interested in finding a good amino acid supplement for muscle recovery in some of my heavy muscled horses. Considering Tri Amino, unless there is something else you would...
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  7. Is Tri Amino safe in pregnant mares?

    Is Tri Amino safe in pregnant mares?
    Question: Is Tri Amino safe in pregnant mares? Thanks. Dr. Kellon: Yes, it's absolutely safe. Tri-Amino contains three essential amino acids in concentrations which complement typical diets. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins are assembled according to a formula dictated by the DNA. They are strings of amino acids like beads on a necklace. If the next...
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  8. What is the best support for PPID and IR?

    What is the best support for PPID and IR?
    Question: I have two horses PPID and IR.  I have one of the top endocrinologist assisting me with the updated tests and both are doing well, but I’d like your opinion on the best product to help support their immune systems Dr. Kellon: If they are doing well you have already taken care of the first step - a low carbohydrate...
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  9. What immune support do you suggest for my horse's Myositis diagnosis?

    What immune support do you suggest for my horse's Myositis diagnosis?
    Question: My horse was recently diagnosed with Myositis, vet is almost 100% sure it has originated from the strangles vaccine. He started on red cell yesterday, 1 week off and 1 week on. I was wondering if I should add an Immune Support supplement to his diet NOW or wait about 3 to 6 months until his system quiets down...
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  10. You may have a myotonic goat.

    You may have a myotonic goat.
    Question:  Will the hair or hay test for a fainting goat?  My daughter has been working with her boy goat since December.  He is finally starting to walk and respond to therapy she is providing.  Now we are wondering if there are missing nutrients.  Labs and other testing have ruled out CAE.  Thank you in advance for your help with...
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