Vitamins and Minerals

  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. What will help my horse with an autoimmune condition?

    What will help my horse with an autoimmune condition?
    Question: I have a 14yr old Arabian/American Warmblood cross gelding who was recently diagnosed with pemphigus foliaceous by biopsy. He is on 900 mg prednisone daily, in split doses, but is proving very difficult to control, let alone improve. Do you have any suggestions, information, comments on this condition? Dr. Kellon: I'm sorry to hear you and your horse and dealing with...
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  3. My horse is having a hard time with fly bites

    My horse is having a hard time with fly bites
    Question:  My barrel horse is having a hard time with fly bites making her itchy. It happens every summer. Here in Arizona the fly season is super long. I currently have her on Lung EQ, Seroquine, CocoSoya oil. Is there anything else you would recommend supplement wise to help her. Also, as per the pyramid you have shared, what would...
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  4. How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?

    How much vitamin E should I give my EPM horse?
    Question: My 9 year old OTTB was just diagnosed with EPM. His levels were in the high 700s, how much vitamin E should I be giving him? Dr. Kellon: Check with your veterinartian too but the usual dose for an average size horse is 10,000 IU/day.  For good absorption use our Liquid E-50, 4 tsp day https://uckele.com/liquid-e-pint.html or use E-5000 powder, 2 scoops/day...
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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. ALCAR may help with PSSM 1

    ALCAR may help with PSSM 1
    Question:  My 9yo Welsh cross mare is PSSM 1 diagnosed by mane DNA testing. She is more on the overweight side. I've changed her feed already from triple crown complete to a ration balancer instead. I tried adding Cocosoya oil to her feed initially but she doesn't like oil at all. Currently her diet is: 1 lb Legends CarbCare Balancer Pellets...
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  7. What about the Epsom salts debate?

    What about the Epsom salts debate?
    Question: There is a huge debate on one of my Facebook groups about giving Epsom salts as a supplements in horse feeds and gut irritation.  I have read lots of articles with very good reports. Dr. Kellon: Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is a very easily absorbed form of magnesium and can be used orally but many horses dislike the taste and in high...
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  8. What is a good product for EPM?

    What is a good product for EPM?
    Question: What is good product for EPM? Dr. Kellon: The most important thing about treating EPM is the medication your veterinarian will prescribe. Beyond that, nutritional support should address the oxidative stress and support healing. The foundation of this is a quality diet with adequate protein and a mineral/vitamin supplement to balance the  deficiencies and excesses in your hay. It should...
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  9. 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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  10. 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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