Weight Management

  1. Understanding Fatty Acids

    Understanding Fatty Acids
    Understanding Fatty Acids Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats in the same way that amino acids are the basic unit of proteins. When picking a fat for your horse, you should be guided by the fatty acid levels. The fat content of the horse’s natural diet is quite low – about 4% during peak grazing season and much...
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  2. CocoSoya is good for your dogs and cats!

    CocoSoya is good for your dogs and cats!
    Question: Is CocoSoya ok...even "good" for dogs? If I spill a bit at the barn...they go for it like crazy! Just wondering if I could even add it to their food...is the nutrient profile applicable for canine? Dr. Kellon: Amazing, isn't it? Even cats love CocoSoya! You can add it to your dog's food, about 1 tsp for a medium size...
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  3. What is the dosage of CocoSoya for my pony? Is it safe for IR/Cushings?

    What is the dosage of CocoSoya for my pony? Is it safe for IR/Cushings?
    Question: Hello, is the dosage of CocoSoya 3oz a day the same for ponies?  He is about 550lbs.  Also, is it safe for IR/cushings? Dr. Kellon: You should halve the dose to 1.5 oz for your pony.  And yes, it is safe for IR/Cushings
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  4. CocoSoya is fine to use for Cushings and IR Horses

    CocoSoya is fine to use for Cushings and IR Horses
    Question: I have a 15 year old Rocky who has Cushings (4mg pergolide) and IR as well (14 metformin). He is on TC 30 and TC lite with grass hay. He is somewhat off his feed. He doesn't like the omega horse shine. Would the CocoSoya supplement be OK to try given his metabolic issues?  He also gets salt and psyllium...
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  5. Is Lubrigen safe for my overweight mare?

    Is Lubrigen safe for my overweight mare?
    Question: Will Lubrigen Joint supp be safe for my 18 year old mare that is prone to obesity? She gets Bermuda hay, couple handfuls of Alfalfa and some grass blend hay pellets. I have to be very careful with her and so many of these supps have high Alfalfa, corn, and fats, etc. Thanks!   Dr. Kellon: Lubrigen will not cause your...
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  6. Help ~ in spite of being in excellent condition, my horse has no energy!

    Help ~ in spite of being in excellent condition, my horse has no energy!
    Question: I'm looking for advice on an APHA gelding who generally lacks any energy, despite being in impeccable condition otherwise. Is there a top dress supplement that I can give to make him more energetic? He is fed a 14/6/12½ pellet with soaked alfalfa pellets, a prebiotic/probiotic, and red cell currently. He is turned out 24/7 in a very small laid...
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  7. Questions on Vitamin E, CocoSoya and Magnesium for my PSSM horse

    Questions on Vitamin E, CocoSoya and Magnesium for my PSSM horse
    Question: I am looking into buying the Liquid E for my horse with PSSM and would like to know how many IUs are in the 2500mg of e? Also, is the CocoSoya oil safe to give my horse since there is more sugar in oil, or should I look for a powder E? Also, Which is the best magnesium to supplement...
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  8. Yes, you can give CocoSoya to dogs

    Yes, you can give CocoSoya to dogs
    Question: Can you give Cocosoya to dogs? Dr. Kellon: Yes, you can.  Usual dose for skin and coat is 1 to 2 tsp/day. Or you can try our Canine Omega Oil, specifically formulated for dogs.
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  9. 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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  10. Is it safe to feed CocoSoya to my horse with Cushings and Laminitis?

    Is it safe to feed CocoSoya to my horse with Cushings and Laminitis?
    Question:  I have a 28yr old appendix with Cushings and a mess of problems related to laminitis. I hear so many good things about this product (Cocosoya Oil) , is it safe to feed horses that need little sugar in their diet? Also, someone said you guys will sometimes do samples of products. Dr. Kellon: You can feed up to 4 oz/day...
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