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: Now that my mare is getting closer to her due date, when she foals do I leave her on the Base Mix, or should I switch her to the Milk & Grow? Should I slowly wean her over to the Milk ...Read more
Nutrition in Late Pregnancy
Can you just increase the amounts you are feeding but basically feed the prepregnancy diet and maintain the mare's weight in pregnancy? Yes - her amount of fat anyway. ...Read more
Question: Good morning Dr. Kellon! Is Mare Ease safe to use on a horse who has PPID and is IR? The mare is currently on Thyro-L and Prascend. If you could provide a bit of info on this, we’d app...Read more
Question: Can I give Jiaogulan to my pregnant mare?
Dr. Kellon: The short answer is we just don't know because it hasn't been studied. The nitric oxide supporting effects are certainly safe. In fa...Read more
NASC: Taking the High Road
Setting consistent standards and giving companion animal supplement manufacturers a voice.
The NASC, National Animal Supplement Council, is an independent organization...Read more
Does Your Horse Really Need Supplements?
Odds are the answer is yes.
As the term implies, supplements are nutrients added to supplement those already present in the horse's base diet. At the m...Read more
In the feral society of horses, mares have tremendous responsibilities. The stallion is the lookout, will move them in times of imminent danger and directly take on predators, but...Read more
Why Selenium and Vitamin E are Given Together
Vitamin E and selenium are nutrients familiar to most horsepeople. They are among the most common deficiencies in unsupplemented animals - and also t...Read more
How to Get Drug Information and Report Reactions
In this information age you have several options if you want details regarding a drug. Your veterinarians are always a good source but may not hav...Read more
Question: I have 2 pregnant mares just starting their 8th month of pregnancy. They are on free choice 1st cut hay and just a little 14% grain. Of the 3 products for mares in foal, which is the one y...Read more
Natural Isn't Necessarily Better
There is a great deal to be learned by studying how horses eat and behave in their feral state, how they wear their hooves, etc.. However, that doesn't mean it sh...Read more