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  1. Balance is Everything

    Balance is Everything
    Homeostasis is a continuously occurring dynamic process that seeks to maintain balance between body processes and a stable internal environment. The Chinese describe it as a balance between Yin and Yang. A healthy horse at rest may seem as tranquil as a quiet bay on a sunny summer day, but the truth is that even a healthy horse is more...
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  2. Your Horse Needs Inflammation

    Your Horse Needs Inflammation
    Your Horse Needs Inflammation Inflammation is always talked about as something you need to avoid or control.  There is a staggering number of medications, supplements and therapy devices that target inflammation. However, inflammation is an essential part of how your horse's body functions.   Most people define inflammation as pain, swelling and heat but these are the outwardly detectable...
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  3. Managing Healthy Air Quality in the Closed Up Barn

    Managing Healthy Air Quality in the Closed Up Barn
    Managing Healthy Air Quality in the Closed Up Barn When the winds are high and temperatures drop we want our horses to be comfortable and protected. Nestling into a cozy stable may seem like a good solution, but there are health risks lurking in a tightly closed up barn. Horses with respiratory issues actually breathe easier in cold...
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  4. Canine Allergy can be used safely with allergy medication

    Canine Allergy can be used safely with allergy medication
    Question: Can the Canine Allergy be used along with Apoquel? The Apoquel helps with my dogs itching but doesn't offer complete relief. Dr. Kellon: Yes, they can be safely used together but the Apoquel will block the effectiveness of Canine Allergy. Allergy's ingredients support normal immune system function while Apoquel blocks both good and allergic activity alike.
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  5. Tea Tree-based products may help with your Clydesdale's dermatitis/scratches

    Tea Tree-based products may help with  your Clydesdale's dermatitis/scratches
    Question: 7 yr. old Clydesdale mare in work for a police mounted unit. General health is good, excepting persistent dermatitis/scratches of all pastern and fetlock areas. What treatment products and regimen would you recommend? Thank you. Dr. Kellon: Because of their long feathering creating a warm and moist skin environment, many drafts are prone to scratches/pastern dermatitis. They can also...
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  6. Flax seed won't affect your mare's hormone levels

    Flax seed won't affect your mare's hormone levels
    Question: I recently ordered Glycocemic EQ for my mare that tested insulin resistant. I was wondering if giving her some flax in her diet would also help her as it is good for the immune system. Someone told my no as flax can affect hormone levels in mares. Is this something for me to worry about or can I add...
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  7. Chondroitin can help your Icelandic with her joint and allergy issues.

    Chondroitin can help your Icelandic with her joint and allergy issues.
    Question:  I have a five-year-old Icelandic with Sweet Itch and Lyme disease. Though I have treated my horse with alternative therapies, which have shown a major reduction in her Lyme titer, and helped with the sweet itch, I still notice that there is weakness in her rear leg, (feels like deep inside shaking very infrequently), and I am seeing tail rubbing...
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  8. Will Arthroxigen help my Senior's pain from a bone chip in his stifle?

    Will Arthroxigen help my Senior's pain from a bone chip in his stifle?
    Question:  Hello Dr. Kellon, I am taking care of a 32 yr old QH gelding . He is doing well on a balanced senior diet but has pain from a bone chip in his stifle with soft tissue inflammation (per xrays). He is getting 1/4 pill of previcox daily per the vet and devil's claw. Topical Voltaren was recommended by the...
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  9. The Effect of Minerals on the IR Horse

    The Effect of Minerals on the IR Horse
    The Effect of Minerals on the IR Horse The best place to start supporting your IR horse is a low sugar and starch diet with a balanced intake of key minerals.  Minerals have direct and indirect involvement in virtually every action in the body, and have important effects on Insulin Resistance (IR) and its consequences. IR is different in the horse than in...
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  10. Will CocaSoya or CocoOmega help with my Arab's skin condition?

    Will CocaSoya or CocoOmega help with my Arab's skin condition?
    Question: I have an Arabian gelding that has a skin condition - dandruff like that is seasonal.  I have used every topical product and then went to feeding omegas ..etc.  Last year spend $$$ on a big name skin and allergy product along with their vitamins.  As soon as I removed his full fly sheet with neck attachment he rubbed his mane...
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