Performance and Muscle

  1. All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis

    All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis
    All IR/EMS Horses Have Laminitis The Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group, now at www.main@ECIR.groups.io, has been in existence for almost 20 years and currently has over 11,000 members. As you might expect, many members seek out the group when their horse/pony/mini/donkey/mule becomes obviously laminitic. Others report issues confirmed by blood work, but state they have never had problems with...
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  2. How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?

    How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?
    Question: My 9 year old OTTB was just diagnosed with EPM. His levels were in the high 700s, how much vitamin E should I be giving him? Dr. Kellon: Check with your veterinartian too but the usual dose for an average size horse is 10,000 IU/day.  For good absorption use our Liquid E-50, 4 tsp day https://uckele.com/liquid-e-pint.html or use E-5000 powder, 2 scoops/day...
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  3. It's fine to feed GUT to a PSSM horse

    Question: Hello, I have a horse that has just been diagnosed with PSSM. I've been feeding G.U.T. for years with positive results. Is it still safe to continue feeding this supplement? I looked for the starch content % of G.U.T. but haven't been able to find it. I welcome any other advice you have on feeding and supplements. Dr. Kellon: No problem...
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  4. Is there a supplement that addresses all aspects of nutritional health?

    Is there a supplement that addresses all aspects of nutritional health?
    Question: I am currently feeding a fotified bermuda\alfalfa pellet and free choice grass hay, bio vigor vet for mineral, cocosoya for fat and tri-amino for muscle, and one horse is also on lung eq and seroquine. I am wanting to simplify a supplement for my competing barrel and rope horses that adress multiple aspects, joint, muscle, omegas, lung and imune...
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  5. ALCAR may help with PSSM 1

    ALCAR may help with PSSM 1
    Question:  My 9yo Welsh cross mare is PSSM 1 diagnosed by mane DNA testing. She is more on the overweight side. I've changed her feed already from triple crown complete to a ration balancer instead. I tried adding Cocosoya oil to her feed initially but she doesn't like oil at all. Currently her diet is: 1 lb Legends CarbCare Balancer Pellets...
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  6. CocoOmega is a great flax supplement to help with PSSM

    CocoOmega is a great flax supplement to help with PSSM
    Question: Is there a flax supplement that you would recommend? Also, does the brand of beet pulp matter at all? I have access to Standlee and also Midwest Agri. I'm looking into doing the hay analysis. I saw on the website about mane testing for minerals etc. Do you think that would be beneficial to do on my mare? Sorry...
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  7. What is a good product for EPM?

    What is a good product for EPM?
    Question: What is good product for EPM? Dr. Kellon: The most important thing about treating EPM is the medication your veterinarian will prescribe. Beyond that, nutritional support should address the oxidative stress and support healing. The foundation of this is a quality diet with adequate protein and a mineral/vitamin supplement to balance the  deficiencies and excesses in your hay. It should...
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  8. What do you recommend for my QH mare with PSMM and a concern with future laminitis?

    What do you recommend for my QH mare with PSMM and a concern with future laminitis?
    Question: I have an 11 yr old 1250lb QH mare that is suspect PSSM. She has responded to the oil diet but I’m concerned about laminitis in the future. What would you recommend for her? I’m currently feeding her some Purina Strategy Healthy Edge mixed with Rice bran pellets 1/2 and 1/2 along with a cup or so of canola...
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  9. Preparing for Shedding Season

    Preparing for Shedding Season
    Preparing for Shedding Season If dealing with shedding was the worst problem we had to face with horses, we would be blessed indeed - but it's still a pain. Getting to that glorious new coat underneath will always be predominantly a matter of time, patience and elbow grease, but there are a few things you can do to hasten things...
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  10. How can I support my injured eventing horse, who gets no winter conditioning but performs in the summer?

    How can I support my injured eventing horse, who gets no winter conditioning but performs in the summer?
    Question: We have a 12yo 16.2h quarter horse; she is built like a thoroughbred, long and lean. Since age 5 she was used strictly as an eventing/hunter/jumper. Two years ago she went from year-round work; to no winter conditioning and still being expected to perform in the 3-4 mo summer. She had no supplementation and was fed on local hay/grass which...
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