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IS MY HORSE GETTING EVERYTHING HE NEEDS?

Customer: “I've been using the standard horse guard, with success, my question is there any other trace minerals that I need to give my horse other than salt?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Great to hear your horse is doing well on Horse Guard. Giving your horse access to a plain white salt block and feeding him Horse Guard with a good quality hay (and a concentrate if you choose) will take care of all …

HOW MUCH BIOTIN IN SIMPLETE ACTIVE/SENIOR?

How Much Biotin in Simplete Active/Senior? Customer: “Hi, I am wondering how much Biotin is in a 2lb serving?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: In a 2lb serving of Simplete Active/Senior there is 4.5 mg of biotin. If you want more biotin you could either add Hoof Guard to your Simplete Active/Senior, or switch to Simplete High Performance. Simplete High Performance contains Trifecta which has 32 mg of biotin, and higher levels of joint support with …

NEED A BOOST FOR HOOVES

Customer: “I have had my older gelding on Horse Guard, a joint supplement, and Sand Clear for years. Recently his hooves don’t seem to be in very good shape, so I think I should add a hoof supplement, but I want to keep it as simple as possible. What would you recommend?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Sorry to hear about your horse’s hooves. Sounds like you take great care of him. I think Trifecta …

SUPPLEMENTING MY ARTHRITIC HORSE

Customer: “My horse has extremely bad arthritis. I have him on Trifecta and am considering adding Joint Guard to help him out as much as I can. Would I be overdoing the joint support if I did this? Should I consider just switching to Joint Guard?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Sorry to hear about your horse. I would recommend keeping him on Trifecta and adding the Joint Guard. There are so many things in …

SUPPLEMENTING A HORSE ALLERGIC TO SOY

Customer: “Hello, I am inquiring about your product for a horse who ties up, and as well is allergic to any type of soy product. What can I do for this type of horse?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Thank you for your question. Our products would address a selenium and vitamin E deficiency that for very often linked to horses tying up. I would recommend one of two products. The first product that I would …

DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT TO HELP TOPLINE?

Customer: “My 14 year old gelding has a poor top line. Is there any product that can improve that? He is in good shape otherwise.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: There are many factors that can affect topline. However, nutritionally Super Weight Gain would provide him with a high quality protein, in addition to a great vitamin-mineral supplement which will aid in producing muscle mass over his topline. This supplement along with exercise that engages …

SWITCHING MY SENIOR HORSE TO YOUR PRODUCT

Customer: “I'm thinking about switching my senior horse feed regiment to your product. He's a 22yr old appendix paint 17 hands tall. I've gotten him up to a healthy weight he was thin when I rescued him. My concern is I’m feeding a lot of senior grain and I’m worried about the amount of sugar. I'm feeding 6lbs 2x day senior grain and 3lbs 2x day rice bran, good quality hay and bottom ground pasture. I …

CAN I FEED TRIFECTA TO GOATS

Customer: “Can Trifecta Horse Guard be used with goats?”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although Trifecta is only labelled for horses it is perfectly fine for goats. You will just want to adjust the dosage to the weight of the goats. So if the goats weigh 100 lbs feed each goat a 1/5 of the scoop that is included.

TREAT YOUR HORSE TO OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS IN FLAX

You have undoubtedly heard about how great omega-3 fatty acids are for your horse. But what are omega-3s? Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids that must be provided by the diet to meet the body’s requirements. These fatty acids are the basic building blocks for fat in your horse’s body. There needs to be a proper balance of these fatty acids for your horse to achieve optimal health. Ideal omega-6 to omega-3 …

WHAT TO I NEED TO FEED MY PREGNANT MARE

Customer: “I have a 14 year old Swedish WB mare who is currently 8 1/2 months pregnant with her second foal. She is 16.1 and easily 1,350 lb (while not pregnant). She is a VERY easy keeper and I want to avoid sugars and starches in her diet as much as possible. Currently she is fed 10 lb grass hay, 10lbs alfalfa, 1 lb of haystack, and 1 lb of oats per day. I'm looking for a …

SUPER WEIGHT GAIN FOR MY HORSE IN TENNESSEE?

Customer: “Is it ok to use Super Weight Gain in Tennessee? I read that all your products have selenium, which is not deficient in our area.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Tennessee isn't excessively high in selenium, and actually has pockets that are deficient. Therefore, Super Weight Gain would great for your horse. Let me know if I can answer any other questions.