Rich, fade-proof colors require adequate copper and zinc
Copper and zinc are two of the most common trace mineral deficiencies around the world and the symptoms often intertwine and overlap so discus...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
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
Question: This is what I am currently feeding my horse, and 830 mare that is 23 years old.
Daily amount - split into AM, PM and Late night
R/S/R Smart Beet beet pulp pellets - (1 cup dry)
Question: Can Poly Copper help horses with sun sensitive pink skin?
Dr. Kellon: No. Copper's role in protecting skin from sun comes from the fact it is needed to produce the dark pigment melanin. S...Read more
Omega-6 Does Not Cause Inflammation
Oils high in linoleic omega-6 fatty acids are widely blamed for causing inflammation but that's not actually true.
Grass is high in the omega-3 fatty acid alpha...Read more
An Equine Methionine Crisis is Brewing
I've written about soil, sulfur and Methionine deficiency often. But everything I see says it's getting worse.
Methionine is an essential amino acid, meani...Read more
Feeding in Winter
Forage first is always the rule of feeding horses, but in winter it may not be enough. Staying warm takes a lot of calories.
Every horse has a LCT - lower critical temperature....Read more
Question: I am not sure if this has anything to do with our feeding program, and so far I have only done blood draws on these 2 mares, but I found it surprising that the GLUCOSE is so low with both ho...Read more
Question: I have a 3 year old gelding just came back from trainers a month ago. He is very gangly Kentucky mountain horse, narrow chest, he has me feeding him 8 pounds of grain a day and he is out o...Read more
Question: In reference to the summer skin and coat care article... since the eumelanin also requires zinc, is it safe to assume that the requirement of darker colored horses for Zn is greater than lig...Read more