Skin and Coat

  1. Is G.U.T. safe for a Cushings/IR horse?

    Is G.U.T. safe for a Cushings/IR horse?
    Question: I would like to try G. U. T on my 23 yr old Cushings, QH who is recuperating from a rotation in the right front which happened before we knew he was cushings and got that under control.  He is on Prascend 1mg controlled, ACTH test was 27.7.  Is this supplement safe for Cushings /IR horses? Dr. Kellon: Yes, G.U.T...
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  2. Can I switch my IR/PPID horse from CocoOmega oil to the granular?

    Can I switch my IR/PPID horse from CocoOmega oil to the granular?
    Question: Hi, I'm a member of the ECIR Outreach Group. I was having trouble getting my Donkey and IR/PPID horse Tabby to eat the ground Flax with their supplements, so have started using the Liquid CocoOmega as a substitute; which they seem to like :) The liquid CocoOmega is on backorder right now. Is it okay for me to temporarily substitute...
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  3. Do I need to switch my vitamin/mineral mix until the grass dries up?

    Do I need to switch my vitamin/mineral mix until the grass dries up?
    Question:  My two endurance horses were doing fantastically well on EQUI VM, which you recommended after reviewing analysis of my hay. They are still on the same hay but now there is grass in their 3 acre pasture and they also eat meadow grasses at every stop on our conditioning rides in the California hills, it's all very green. I am seeing...
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  4. Tea Tree products will help with your horse's patches

    Tea Tree products will help with your horse's patches
    Question: My horse has small round as well as thin lines of black patches on his coat. I am not sure if this is a fungus or bacteria. I use Uckele Zephyrs Garden products but I don't know if the infected areas are bacteria or a fungus. Dr. Kellon: You can use the Tea Tree Tonic products with either problem. Use...
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. How can I help my Arabian with his severe skin condition?

    How can I help my Arabian with his severe skin condition?
    Question: I have an Arabian gelding that has a skin condition - dandruff like that is seasonal. I have used every topical product and then went to feeding omegas, etc. Last year spend $$$ on  a company's skin and allergy products along with their vitamins. As soon as I removed his full fly sheet with neck attachment he rubbed his mane...
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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