Learn to Recognize an Overweight Horse
If you have to ask, your horse is probably fat.
Overweight is the gentler way to say a large percentage of horses are fat if not frankly obese. In about 1/...Read more
Question: In an email thread from my original hay balance you recommended I add beet pulp for calcium supplementation. What amount would be adequate? I have reduced his calories for weight control...Read more
Can you tell good hay just by looking at it?
Hay analysis is the only way to get nutritional details but appearance does yield some useful information. Just the type of hay is a helpful start. ...Read more
Question: I received my hay analysis and would Iike to balance my horses diet. I’m pretty good at math and science...and I’m lost as to where to start!
Dr. Kellon: You need to take my NRC Plus...Read more
Question: I have three recent hay analysis: Teff, Timothy and Orchard. All three have phosphorus higher than calcium: Teff Ca. 0.12/P 0.27, Timothy Ca. 0.10/0.31, and Orchard Ca. 0.24/0.26. I suppleme...Read more
Question: Hi Dr. Kellon, Would the hair analysis help direct my feeding program with a 21 yr old Hanoverian thoroughbred gelding with a liver condition, a 20 yr old full sister with diarrhea on every ...Read more
Question: I live in Arizona and our soil is quite alkaline. The equi based grass formula used to have iron in it, and now it does not, I feed this to both my horses in addition to timothy and Bermuda...Read more
Question: The U-Balance Foundation has huge amounts of zinc and copper compared to other brands and compared to Uckele's prior grass formula's and no iron. I am wondering about this formula and the r...Read more
Question: Question: My 15 yo draft cross mare (Clydesdale/percheron/paint) gains weight every year for the past few years, starting mid-August coinciding with the rise in ACTH hormone. She then abcess...Read more
Question: Is there any special diet for a DSLD horse? I have cut out all processed feed. I am in southern Oklahoma. I am currently feeding Renew Gold and Danco Alfalfa Cubes that come from Canada...Read more
Insulin Problems? Forget about NSC.
Hay or pasture is a major component of any horse's diet, and is likely to be virtually the complete diet in animals that are obese. Since insulin resistance ...Read more
Question: I saw your post on the 9/20/19 ECIR list for hay balancing if we use Uckele products. I would be very appreciative if I could take advantage of your offer.
My horse CJ has Cushings, IR a...Read more