Question: I have 2 horses who seem like they could use thyroid support. 1 is a 7 year old gelding with metabolic syndrome who is “fat.” The other is a 22 year old mare with PPID, who is on Per...Read more
The "whole food" claim is being used to market some feeds and supplements for horses but what is a whole food and are these products really superior?
Does this look like whole food to you?
The term ...Read more
Question: Hello. I have a 4 yr old German shepherd that was diagnosed with auto immune disease a year ago, hes been on prednisone since diagnosed. He started on a high dosage and is now down to one ta...Read more
Magnesium often receives little attention in equine nutrition. For example, you will rarely see it listed in the analysis on a feed bag. Despite this, it could easily be argued that no other miner...Read more
Some signs and symptoms are too nonspecific to use for a diagnosis
There has been an insidiously growing trend to label certain observations as indicators of a disease/disorder when actually they are...Read more
War in the Microbiome
If you picture the bacterial community in the horse's gut you may envision them all working peacefully side by side but nothing could be further from the truth.
There is a war ...Read more
Question: My dad called this morning to speak to someone about red clover in hay and they mentioned any additional questions could be directed to you? We have a 11/12 year old Kentucky Mt. pleasur...Read more
Question: I have my horse on G.U.T and when we go to the shows the trainer gives all the horses ulcer guard. I wanted to double check that there wouldn’t be any safety concerns, side effects, or any...Read more
Question: Uckele's U-Balance has been recommended for my yearling and 12 yr old Connemara. I live in Vermont and had my hay analyzed recently, high iron. I’d like to know:
1) Is there any addit...Read more
Question: Dr. Kellon, I feed a variety of supplements to my boarder's horses. I would like to add Absorb-all to one who has loose stools quite often. Can this be fed along with his regular feed supple...Read more
Fiber as a Food for Horses
Horses can derive significant calories from things that are indigestible for us.
You've heard your horse's intestinal tract referred to as a furnace. Obviously that'...Read more