Respiratory and Allergy

  1. Can I feed Jiaogulan with Prednisolone?

    Can I feed Jiaogulan with Prednisolone?
    Question: I have a 20 year old gelding with heaves who is on alternate day therapy with oral prednisolone. I am wanting to try adding jiaogulan (he already gets spirulina), but have read that jiaogulan can reduce the effectiveness of the prednisolone. Is that correct? If it isn't and I can add the jiaogulan, what dose do you recommend? Dr. Kellon: Jiaogulan...
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  2. Lung EQ can help your pony with lingering breathing difficulty

    Lung EQ can help your pony with lingering breathing difficulty
    Question: We have a rescue miniature pony here who came to us with pnuemonia back in 2013.bronchoalveolar lavage/transtracheal aspirates performed, testing could not identify bacteria.  X-rays confirmed to vets bronchopneumonia.  Today at 5yrs of age he suffers breathing difficulty in humid, hot weather, almost like hyper ventilating at times. My question is , could the Uckele Lung EQ product be...
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  3. My horse is having a hard time with fly bites

    My horse is having a hard time with fly bites
    Question:  My barrel horse is having a hard time with fly bites making her itchy. It happens every summer. Here in Arizona the fly season is super long. I currently have her on Lung EQ, Seroquine, CocoSoya oil. Is there anything else you would recommend supplement wise to help her. Also, as per the pyramid you have shared, what would...
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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. Chondroitin can help with Sweet Itch and Lyme disease

    Chondroitin can help with Sweet Itch and Lyme disease
    Question:  I have a five-year-old Icelandic with Sweet Itch and Lyme disease. Though I have treated my horse with alternative therapies, which have shown a major reduction in her Lyme titer, and helped with the sweet itch, I still notice that there is weakness in her rear leg, (feels like deep inside shaking very infrequently), and I am seeing tail rubbing...
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  6. Magnesium, the Mighty Mineral

    Magnesium, the Mighty Mineral
    Magnesium, the Mighty Mineral The importance of magnesium was ignored for many years, but appreciation has grown with our understanding of the vital functions it fulfills. Like calcium and phosphorus in the skeleton, magnesium has an important structural role as a component of bone, cell membranes and chromosomes. Minerals as cofactors are associated with enzyme systems, usually at their active...
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  7. What can help with my horse's allergies?

    What can help with my horse's allergies?
    Question; I have an Arab/Belgian mare that I've had for about 5 years. In the last 3 1/2 to 4 years she has developed a severe allergy to certain grasses and bugs. I had her blood tested and it seems like she's most allergic to Fescue & bahia grass which grows rampant in our area. Obviously I can't keep her in...
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  8. What is a good 'starter' nutritional program?

    What is a good 'starter' nutritional program?
    Question: I realized I do the minimum for my horses and should be paying attention to providing a more "optimal" diet. My horses range in age from 4 to 28. The senior member of the herd gets supplements, but the others don't. I've recently moved and am trying to figure out a good program for them. I've used Uckele products...
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  9. Winter Respiratory Health

    Winter Respiratory Health
    Winter Respiratory Health An elevated concentration of irritants in the air causes measurable lung inflammation in all horses. There may or may not be a true allergic component. Continued exposure can lead to IAD (inflammatory airway disease) or RAO (recurrent airway obstruction) in susceptible horses. These conditions have a considerable impact on the horse’s comfort and performance. There may be...
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  10. Mid-Winter Check List

    Mid-Winter Check List
    Mid-Winter Check List With all the chores to do, you probably spend as much time at the barn in winter as during warmer weather, but you probably don't interact with your horse in the same way. This can result in some things creeping up on you. Skin health can be a problem in winter and issues are easy to miss...
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