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  1. Could Jiaogulan have harmed my horse?

    Could Jiaogulan have harmed my horse?
    Question: I recently lost a T'bred to hemangiosarcoma. He had been on Jiaogulan for at least 2 years. Could there be a correlation to his developing the tumor and being on the herb? Dr. Kellon: There are no reports of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Jiaogulan) being associated with the development of any malignancy. On the other hand, there are multiple reports of...
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  2. What should I give my 27-year-young mare for allergies?

    What should I give my 27-year-young mare for allergies?
    Question: what can i give my 27 year young mare that has been coughing from allergens in the air, etc. to help her? vet said to give her dex?..... Dr. Kellon: Dexamethasone is very effective and some horses need it but there can be side effects. You could try her on our Lung EQ. Give her 1 scoop twice...
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  3. My awesome barrel racing horse tied up, how can I help her?

    My awesome barrel racing horse tied up, how can I help her?
    Question: I have a 16 year old TB mare that we use for Barrel Racing. She also runs poles and we plan on using her this fall for high school rodeo. This mare is a very excellent horse and we would really like to keep her going as long as possible. As of right now She is on a hay/pasture...
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  4. The Powerful Immune Protection from Plants

    The Powerful Immune Protection from Plants
    Plant Pigments and the Immune System Green drinks are a hot human health craze these days and with good reason. But did you know brightly colored foods are as healthy for your horse as they are for you? Plant polyphenols are natural compounds with strong antioxidant capacity, with plant pigments having a variety of benefits for the immune...
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  5. Could my horse have PSSM?

    Could my horse have PSSM?
    Question: Hello. My horse was just treated and recovered from EPM. Recent CBC, IR, ACTH, Thyroid, Tick panel normal, yet experiencing bouts where he is moving well & willing for a few days then dull, lethargic, unwilling to move forward.  Treated fore/hind gut. Negative for PSSM1 hair sample test.  Considering PSSM2 diet. I'm switching feeds to reduce calories (needs weight loss...
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  6. His respiratory infection has come back.

    His respiratory infection has come back.
    Question: Our 7 year old Arab had a respiratory infection this past Winter. Had him on SMZ for 10 days and second time around 2 weeks. He has been fine. Recently notices milky color nasal discharge and coughing. He is in training and in an arena two days week where it is dusty. He is stalled at home but free...
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  7. The 4 Most Commonly Deficient Minerals in the Equine Diet

    The 4 Most Commonly Deficient Minerals in the Equine Diet
    The Four Most Commonly Deficient Minerals in the Equine Diet There are four nutrients that are so commonly deficient just about any horse would benefit from supplementation. Selenium: Dietary Selenium levels are marginal to frankly deficient in most areas except for a few areas in the West where soil Selenium is actually high. Insufficient Selenium in the diet...
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  8. Understanding Fat and Fatty Acids

    Understanding Fat and Fatty Acids
    Understanding Fatty Acids Fat is much more than storage for calories.  The membrane of all cells contains fat. Fatty substances form a waterproof barrier in skin and hooves.  Fats can help build and maintain weight while supporting healthy blood sugar levels, promote a shiny coat, excellent body condition and help keep hooves nourished and moisturized from the inside out. ...
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  9. The Foundation for a Strong Immune System

    The Foundation for a Strong Immune System
    The Foundation for Strong Immunity There are many herbs, plants, and probiotics that can stimulate the immune system, but they won't help if the horse's body does not have the basic nutrients it needs to respond.  That missing link can be provided by the diet. You may not think of them this way, but basic vitamins and minerals...
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  10. Spring Grass: Panacea or Liability?

    Spring Grass: Panacea or Liability?
    Spring Grass: Panacea or Liability? Spring grass is mother nature's panacea for winter's nutritional hardships and the huge demands of pregnancy and lactation.  However, rangelands utilized by feral horses usually bear little resemblance to the fields of domesticated horses and even in the spring their diets also include high fiber items like shrubs. Unlimited access to powerhouse grasses can...
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