Skin and Coat

  1. Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness

    Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness
    Feeding Weanlings for Growth, Health and Soundness The two life stages that have the most intensive nutritional needs are mares in early lactation and weanlings. Their requirements per pound of body weight are the highest. Nutrient dense diets are those that have high levels of protein/amino acids and minerals per calorie. As you might expect, mineral requirements are extremely high...
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  2. Can too much garlic cause anemia?

    Can too much garlic cause anemia?
     Question: Something had been brought to my attention that I never heard of before, and I wondered if Uckele has any info available.......I have been feeding garlic to my horses for years, for immune support and fly control.  Is there evidence that this could cause anemia?  I sure appreciate info from a source such as Uckele which I have depended...
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  3. How do I supplement for bleaching with water high in iron and sulphur?

    How do I supplement for bleaching with water high in iron and sulphur?
    Question: I have a black horse that bleached almost to buckskin in the summer, and rust in the winter. Our water source is very high in both iron and sulphur, so I am wondering if copper supplementation would be good. If so, should I also buy the zinc pellets and would that give me a balanced copper:zinc ratio? Thank you! Dr...
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  4. What fat will provide the best percentage of calories as an EPSM preventative?

    What fat will provide the best percentage of calories as an EPSM preventative?
    Question: Hello! I'm looking to increase the percentage of calories that my 13 y/o Shire Mare's gets from fat as an EPSM preventative but also for skin condition (Florida is rough on the skin) and to give her some vitamin E because she is turned out in a beautiful natural setting but there is very little pasture for her. We've...
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  5. Are your calming supplements okay for horses with EMS/Cushings?

    Are your calming supplements okay for horses with EMS/Cushings?
    Question: Are your calming supplements suitable for horses with EMS/Cushings? Dr. Kellon: Yes. No problems at all.
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  6. How can I balance an Iron overload?

    How can I balance an Iron overload?
    Question: I am currently studying as a vet tech and have know found interesting questions that you may be able to help with.  I have a 16 yr MSF. I have many indicators of iron toxicity, the first being my demographics; I live in NH, secondly has dermatological signs of systemic imbalances including his mane and tail have been in the past...
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  7. How can I get my horse to eat his supplements?

    How can I get my horse to eat his supplements?
    Question: Hi, my horse has stopped eating his U-Balance Foundation supplement. He ate his first bucket just fine, but has never been crazy about the 2nd bucket I ordered, and has quit eating it at this point w/out additional mix-ins to sweeten it/tempt him. I am reluctant to increase sugar in his diet. What do you suggest? Thanks for your help...
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  8. Glycocemic EQ and Chasteberry 5X will be a good start for your horse's Cushings signs

    Glycocemic EQ and Chasteberry 5X will be a good start for your horse's Cushings signs
    Question: My horse is starting to show signs of Cushing's. Borderline high ACTH one incident of laminitis. He is on a dry lot..poor boy..to prevent any further issues and keep track of his diet. He eats an all natural diet no pelleted grain. I would like to start him on a supplement to keep him regulated and off medication as...
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  9. What is the difference between Grapeseed Oil and Extract, and which will better protect my horse's coat from bleaching?

    What is the difference between Grapeseed Oil and Extract, and which will better protect my horse's coat from bleaching?
    Question: What is the difference between grape seed oil and grape seed extract in terms of using it as a supplement for a horse? Are there any benefits of using one form over the other and in particular does one protect the coat from damaging sun more than the other?  Thanks so much!! Dr. Kellon:  Grapeseed oil is a vegetable oil...
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  10. Sport Horse would best supplement your jumper for maximum performance

    Sport Horse would best supplement your jumper for maximum performance
    Question: What products would I use for a jumper living on pasture in Wellington, fla. to supplement his grass diet to obtain maximum performance . I want an all around supplement or supplements that support him completely.( digestion, hooves etc) Dr. Kellon: Uckele Sport Horse is a high potency, broad spectrum vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplement that provides excellent support...
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