Topical Body Care

  1. 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 the...
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  2. 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 bran. ...
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  3. 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 They sure do - but the labeling laws don't make it easy for you to figure out which ones may be out of date.  To be fair, a big part of the problem is determining when "out of date" (best not to feed) is likely to be.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 or meat...
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  4. 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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  5. What can I do about persistent mites and my horse's skin issues?

    What can I do about persistent mites and my horse's skin issues?
    Question:  I have a 17 year old Friesian gelding. I started analyzing hay and following the balanced supplement program 3 years ago. At that time, Tabe (ta-ba) did not have cushings but since then tested positive and is being treated successfully with pergolide. Tabe has had an ongoing problem with chorioptic mites in his feathers since he came to me at...
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  6. 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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  7. 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 have to...
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  8. Topicals for Winter Skin Care

    Topicals for Winter Skin Care
    Winter Skin Care If there's one good thing about winter, it's that you don't have to deal with insects bothering wounds. This does eliminate one source of wound infections. However, the benefits stop there. In many other ways, winter weather is no friend to skin.  You can fight compromised healing by preventing tissue dehydration with oil/wax based salves and ointments...
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  9. Keeping Your Horse Loose and Limber in the Winter

    Keeping Your Horse Loose and Limber in the Winter
    Keeping Your Horse Loose and Limber in the Winter Winter is a stress on any horse, even more so for seniors. Supportive measures don't have to be complicated if you understand the physiology and the tissues you need to target. Research has proven that exposure to cold causes increased stiffness in both muscle and connective tissue, including tendons and ligaments. ...
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  10. Tea Tree-based products may help with your Clydesdale's dermatitis/scratches

    Tea Tree-based products may help with  your Clydesdale's dermatitis/scratches
    Question: 7 yr. old Clydesdale mare in work for a police mounted unit. General health is good, excepting persistent dermatitis/scratches of all pastern and fetlock areas. What treatment products and regimen would you recommend? Thank you. Dr. Kellon: Because of their long feathering creating a warm and moist skin environment, many drafts are prone to scratches/pastern dermatitis. They can also be...
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