Topical Body Care

  1. Can Garlic be a cause of anemia?

    Can Garlic be a cause of 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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  2. Mid-Winter Check List

    Mid-Winter Check List
    Mid-Winter Check List With all the chores to do, you probably spend as much time at the barn in winter as during warmer weather, but you probably don't interact with your horse in the same way. This can result in some things creeping up on you. Skin health can be a problem in winter and issues are easy to miss...
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  3. Colostrum will help with your Lab's overproduction of skin bacteria.

    Colostrum will help with your Lab's overproduction of skin bacteria.
    Question: My Maggie (12 year old Lab) just was diagnosed with a skin bacteria that is overproduction of natural bacteria and yeast, and kicked up quite a bill!  Is there something we can use on her or supplement her with that will be preventive in the future?  The vet says it's not contagious, and that these bacteria and yeast are...
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  4. Interpreting Equine Behavior

    Interpreting Equine Behavior
    It can be fascinating to read about equine behavior, especially things like the organization in feral bands. However, when it comes to interpreting an individual's more subtle responses there is a good chance we could get it wrong. How many times have you heard it said that when a horse exhibits licking and chewing, e.g. during a body work session...
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  5. Protecting the Skin during Winter

    Protecting the Skin during Winter
    Winter means a break from insect related skin issues, but it has its own set of unique problems. The cold, dry air in winter leads to a major cause of delayed healing, which is the dehydration of exposed tissue. A moist environment is important for cells to migrate across the wound and for white cells to do their work cleaning...
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  6. Arthroxigen is the perfect choice for your OTTB's injuries

    Arthroxigen is the perfect choice for your OTTB's injuries
    Question:  I have a 6-year-old OTTB who was recently evaluated by a vet/chiropractor for restriction of the right pelvis, right inter-transverse joint and caudal lumbar spine and restriction of the right lower cervical vertebrae. He also showed mild muscle soreness with palpation over the right inter-transverse joint space. The vet recommended carrot stretches 2x/week, but I would like to start him...
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  7. What would you suggest for scratches?

    What would you suggest for scratches?
    Question: My horse has scratches and my chiropractor was telling me about your products. He suggested an immune support product. What do you suggest? Dr. Kellon: I would try a combination of inside out immune support with Herbal  Mune Plus: https://uckele.com/herbal-mune-plus-2lbs.html, as well as topical Tea Tree Tonic Spray: https://uckele.com/tea-tree-tonic-spray.html.  Soak the area with the spray several times a day until scabs and...
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  8. How can I help my arthritic senior?

    How can I help my arthritic senior?
    Question: I have a 32 yr old mare that has arthritis and calcium deposits in her left knee. I have her on a joint supplement but it doesn't seem to help. She is very stiff when she stands around. Once she starts moving she seems better. Do you have a product that would help? Dr. Kellon: I would suggest switching to...
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  9. Getting Nutritional Advice

    Getting Nutritional Advice
    Getting Nutritional Advice Nutrition is a science that incorporates physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and biology. Nutrition is also as much a specialty as Orthopedics, Pharmacology, and more. Nutrition can be studied at the Masters degree or Ph.D. level. Veterinarians are not taught much nutrition in school. Neither are M.D.s, Farriers and trimmers, chiropractors, body workers, barn owners, trainers, fellow owners, clerks at...
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  10. 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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