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  1. Any suggestions for DSLD?

    Question: I have a 13 year old Friesian saddlebred cross that is my world. She was recently diagnosed with DSLD and I understand there isn't much that helps, though I am determined to get her on supplements that have been studied and shown to aid with tissue support, help with a normal inflammatory respons, and I have read recently on your blog...
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  2. Iron deficiency is rarely, if ever, the cause of anemia

    Iron deficiency is rarely, if ever, the cause of anemia
    Question: We have a 6 y/o welsh cob that has a low blood count and is showing its signs. He gets a good quality hay, nutrena ration balancer and a calming supplement.  Would Amino-Fac 41 be helpful, and would it be ok to combine with a lixotinic supplement? Dr. Kellon: Low blood count - i.e. anemia - is uncommon in an animal this young...
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  3. Can you recommend what to feed a senior quarter horse whose teeth are pretty much gone?

    Can you recommend what to feed a senior quarter horse whose teeth are pretty much gone?
    Question: My old quarter horse is dropping clumps of hay. His teeth are pretty much gone. Would you give me a recommendation of what to feed him?  I have been giving him oats and senior feed. Dr. Kellon: These horses do best on a diet with a lot of liquid, from softened to soup-like.  Feed either a complete feed with high fiber (at...
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  4. Do I need to do a loading dose of Tri Amino for a horse coming back into work after 2 years off?

    Do I need to do a loading dose of Tri Amino for a horse coming back into work after 2 years off?
    Question: I just ordered the Tri Amino supplement (https://uckele.com/tri-amino-5lb.html) to help with a horse that is coming back into work after 2 years off due to a suspensory injury. I'm not seeing if I need to do a loading dose for any period of time or if the 1 scoop is where I should start. For reference he is an 1,100lb...
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  5. Does research back up the efficacy of joint nutrients?

    Does research back up the efficacy of joint nutrients?
    Question: I’m interested in the Lubrigen.  Are there scientific studies to back it up that the ingredients work? Dr. Kellon: Yes, response to joint nutraceuticals and MSM has been documented with formal studies.
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  6. Do you have Turmeric that I can give my horse with Lyme disease?

    Do you have Turmeric that I can give my horse with Lyme disease?
    Question: Hi, my horse was recently diagnosed with lyme disease. She is on antibiotics but I want to give her Curcumin to help with inflammation. Do you sell that? Dr. Kellon: You can special order Turmeric by contacting one of our customer service reps, 800-248-0330.  You could also consider using the product Phyto-Quench which contains Turmeric as well as several other herbal and...
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  7. GUT supports gastric health, and is competition legal

    GUT supports gastric health, and is competition legal
    Question: I have a 19 y/o warmblood cross mare with possible suspensory injury or arthritis related to chronic low suspensories. Vet suggested a joint supplement. She is currently getting 1 gram bute daily but no other supplements. Also wonder if you have a competition legal ulcer medication (for another horse). Thanks. Dr. Kellon: A high percentage of horses this age with...
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  8. What is the correct dosage of ALCAR for my EPSM gelding?

    What is the correct dosage of ALCAR for my EPSM gelding?
    Question: Dr. Kellon, I have my gelding on Alcar for his EPSM. He has been on it for almost a year now and seems to be feeling much better. I tried to reduce the dose to once a day but he seemed to relapse so I have kept him on three scopes twice a day. He is very large and...
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  9. Building Healthy Muscle for the Performance Horse

    Building Healthy Muscle for the Performance Horse
    Building Healthy Muscle for the Performance Horse   Sustained daily work at anything faster than a walk requires conditioning and muscular adaptation. There is no missing it when a horse ties up, or even has a severe localized muscle injury, but generalized muscular dysfunction is more difficult to recognize and can cause significant pain, poor performance, gait and/or behavioral issues. Helping...
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  10. Hock issues can benefit from Arthroxigen

    Hock issues can benefit from Arthroxigen
    Question: I have had my 14 year old Quarter horse on a product for about a year for hock issues and he's been doing well.  However, it is currently unavailable so I'm considering trying other products. So far I've looked at the Devils Claw Plus and Artroxigen. Would you recommend either of those products or something else? Thank you! Dr. Kellon: I...
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