Skin and Coat

  1. How can I balance the high iron and sulphur content in my region's soil and water?

    How can I balance the high iron and sulphur content in my region's soil and water?
    Question: I live in Florida, in an area with a very high iron and sulphur content in the soil and water. My question is: What affect this will have on my horses? How would I compensate for these in their diet? Do horses metabolize iron from the soil and water? Dr. Kellon: Although we do not know how much is liberated...
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  2. What ingredients are best for Sweet Itch?

    What ingredients are best for Sweet Itch?
    Question: I have been using respire, but it is very messy so I’m looking for a pellet form. I noticed Lung EQ does not have some of the supplements like the other has like turmeric and large dose of omega 3.   Would I need to add any supplements to it? I have another horse with sweet itch and want a...
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  3. Are there any dangers in using Poly Copper to deepen coat color?

    Are there any dangers in using Poly Copper to deepen coat color?
    Question: Are there any dangers in using poly copper to deepen by horses coat color. he's black most of the year but brown in the spring.  I've heard good and bad about using copper. Dr. Kellon: Compared to other species, horses are very tolerant of even high levels of trace minerals.  The main danger is that you will induce a...
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  4. Can I give CocoSoya to my puppy?

    Can I give CocoSoya to my puppy?
    Question: I use CocoSoya for my thoroughbred to solve is unhealthy skin issues and as a weight gain supplement. I’ve been told I can use it for my Dane/lab mix puppy for her skin. Is that true? If so, how much would you recommend? Dr. Kellon: Yes, you can use CocoSoya for your puppy.  Feed 1 tbsp per day if...
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  5. What could be causing my horse not to fully shed out in the summer?

    What could be causing my horse not to fully shed out in the summer?
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  6. Stevia does not increase insulin like other sweeteners.

    Stevia does not increase insulin like other sweeteners.
    Question:  My easy keeper paint gelding still won't eat his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He picks out anything I add to it and eats it instead. I have tried the Coca Soya, which he seems to like, but still leaves the pellets behind, sometimes even dumping them out and then licking the tub. I am nervous about the flavorings you suggest...
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  7. How can I help my mare's chronic itch?

    How can I help my mare's chronic itch?
    Question: I live inEast Texas. I have a 15 year old Morgan mare that has had chronic allergic itch beginning in the spring and ending in the late fall. As she has aged, it just gets worse each summer. Her skin is very dry. The vet gives me kenalog shots to try to help control it. I have her on...
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  8. Can you help me balance for copper, and to support bone/tendon function?

    Can you help me balance for copper, and to support bone/tendon function?
    Question: Hello, Here is my backstory: I am a trainer in So. Oregon, and I just purchased a coming six year old warmblood gelding for dressage who has a mild club foot. He bad bilateral check ligament surgery as a youngster, and the left tendon has a little bit of scarring on that side. He is sound, has been in...
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  9. Can I use Poly Copper in baked treats?

    Can I use Poly Copper in baked treats?
    Question: I bought the poly copper powder but my horse will not way it. I tried mixing in vegetable oil and he still doesn't like it. Can I put it in baked horse treats? Does the copper become toxic or anything when baked? Dr. Kellon: Yes, it's perfectly all right to put it in baked treats. You could also try CocoSoya...
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  10. Navigating Allergy Season

    Navigating Allergy Season
    Navigating Allergy Season The groundhog was right about six more weeks of winter, but spring is just around the corner and with it all the plants, molds and insects that can spell allergy. Studies in several species and different equine breeds have uncovered a genetic predisposition to develop allergies and even the genes involved, but destiny does not...
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