Category Archives: General

ADDRESSING ANEMIA IN MY HORSE

Customer: “I have a senior horse and just had his yearly done with blood drawn. The only thing found was he is a little anemic. Vet suggested using red cell but I am using the trifecta and don't want to over do with vits. and minerals etc. My vet checked both for their ingredients and found your product better. But she would like a little more iron. I am checking to see if anyone has just …

VITAMIN E SOURCE IN HORSE GUARD

Customer: “My horse has been on your products for the last several years, and seems to be doing well on it. I'm glad I can buy from a local company that understands our PNW special needs. I was just curious what the source of Vitamin E is - is it the natural or synthetic analogs for Vitamin E? Thank you for your help!” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Great to hear your horse is doing …

Is Simplete Right For My Broodmare And Others?

Customer: “I'm getting my mare ready for breeding season......she's on the lean side but we're getting ready for spring and I don't want founder. She has 24/7 access to pasture and once spring is here I'll stall at night turnout during the day. I just weaned her 8 mo filly is why she's lean. I weight everything out, but I don't like to go over 3lbs per feeding so was interested in your product. …

Is 2 ounces A Day What I Should Being Supplementing?

Customer: “I'm in Enumclaw WA and was wondering what dosage I should feed my horses with HorseGuard? I feed Timothy and Orchard grass hay from Eastern WA and they don't graze much. I feed Hay Stack blend and supplement with Horse Guard and Flax. Is 2 oz a day the amount I should feed daily?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: The dosage …

Biotin Hoof Blast Along With Trifecta

Customer: “I just started with trifecta. Should I stop the biotin blast in combinations with the trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although, Trifecta has a complete hoof supplement contained in it, if your horse has really bad feet you are perfectly fine to keep feeding the Biotin Hoof Blast with Trifecta. Combining the two will do no harm to your …

Supplementing A Selenium Deficient Horse

Customer: “I have a question about using the selenium/Vit E supplement. If your horse has tested low for selenium can you use the regular Horse Guard and the Selenium/Vit E both? If selenium levels are within normal limits then just the Horse Guard is fine is that correct? Just wanting to find out if it is safe to use the 2 together. As I am assuming that the selenium/vit E is just that and …

Feeding Horse Guard With SmartDigest Ultra

Customer: “I am giving my 13 yr old mare, Horse Guard and SmartDigest Ultra (pellet form). Since both supplements contain probiotics and prebiotics, is it safe to continue to use both products or should I only use Horse Guard? Thanks” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: It is perfectly safe to feed both products together, as you don't have to worry about …

Putting Weight On An Active Arabian

Customer: “I have two Polish Arabians that I rescued last year. When I got them one was very underweight and from what I learned he has never been up to full weight at any time. I have tried all different weight gain products and nothing seems to help. I live in SC so alfalfa in the summer is not an option i want. He is 5 and I'm just starting to …

Could My Horse Be Selenium Deficient?

Customer: “What symptoms are seen in selenium deficient horses? I have a 30 yr. old AQHA gelding, about 2-3 months ago he went off his feed and water, seemed depressed and was moving stiffer than usual. Thats when I noticed his muscles twitching especially in his shoulder and flank areas. The twitches range from 4-5 up to 20-30 per minute in each area; with an average of 10-15 per minute. He …

Additional Hoof Supplement With Trifecta

Customer: “Can an additional hoof supplement be combined with Trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although Trifecta already contained a hoof supplement, you can add an extra hoof supplement, such as Hoof Guard or Biotin Hoof Blast, to increase the amount of biotin, zinc, methionine, and MSM to help with hoof growth and strength for horses with really bad hooves. If you …

Supplementing My Seniors

Customer: “I have two horses, a 24-year-old Quarter Horse and a 19-year-old Appaloosa. The Quarter Horse is retired, and the Appaloosa is lightly ridden. They have been on Horse Guard for 15 years and look fabulous. I've also recently started them on Hoof Guard. They are on pasture about 5 hours a day, get 2 cups of oats once a day (mixed with their supplements), and get a light "dinner" …