Skin and Coat

  1. What should I feed my horse with a history of kidney failure?

    What should I feed my horse with a history of kidney failure?
    Question: I have 17 year old gelding that I am looking for supplement advice on. He was in acute kidney failure about 2 years ago due to an unknown cause. He was treated with iv fluids and furosemide for about 2 weeks and pulled through. He was scoped for ulcers during that time and was negative. I was a vet tech...
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  2. Is there sugar content in CocoSoya?

    Is there sugar content in CocoSoya?
    Question: I am looking for the sugar content in CocoSoya oil. I believe my horse has Equine metabolic syndrome, while I have her on CocoSoya, and would like to keep her on it, I wonder what the sugar content is and if I'd be better off with a rice bran for her. Dr. Kellon: There is absolutely no sugar or starch...
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  3. Can I give CocoSoya to my lactating goats?

    Can I give CocoSoya to my lactating goats?
    Question: Can I give CocoSoya to my lactating goats? Dr. Kellon: Goats and other ruminants are different from horses because their digestion starts in the their forestomach, the rumen, where protozoa and bacteria ferment their food as a first step in digestion.  We know from work with dairy cattle that too much fat interferes with this fermentation.  There is no...
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  4. Will extreme heat or cold affect my CocoSoya?

    Will extreme heat or cold affect my CocoSoya?
    Question: Hello: My horse is on CocoSoya now, it sits in the feed room which is not air conditioned nor heated in the winter months We live in East Tennessee.  Is there problem with rancidity?  Also thinking of going with the CocoOmega oil, same question on that. Dr. Kellon: The quality of any liquid oil can be negatively impacted by temperature...
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  5. 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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  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. How much Vitamin E is in CocoSoya

    How much Vitamin E is in CocoSoya
    Question: I just purchased CocoSoya and it stated that it supplies vitamin E.  Will this be enough to suport a horse that is fed grass hay?  What is the amount of Vitamin E in 1 ounce of CocoSoya? Dr. Kellon: CocoSoya does contain naturally occurring full spectrum vitamin E with all 8 forms of tocopherol and tocotrienol. This also acts as...
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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. Is CocoOmega safe for my laminitic mare?

    Is CocoOmega safe for my laminitic mare?
    Question:  Is theCocoOmega safe for my laminitic mare? Is there a preference to use the oil or powder form? Dr. Kellon: Yes, it's safe - and desirable. The choice of oil vs powder is personal preference.  
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