Category Archives: Selenium

Feeding Horse Guard and Red Cell

Customer:" I feed a full scoop of Horse Guard to my 15 year old barrel horse mare daily.  I was told to add 2 ounces of Red Cell to her daily bucket. However, I am concerned that I may be feeding too much selenium.  She gets fed alfalfa twice daily, soaked beet pulp once a day, and a full scoop of Horse Guard with her bucket."Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:Thank you …

Feeding Super Weight Gain and Senior Feed?

Customer: "I have a 28 year old gelding that has become very thin this winter.  I started feeding him the Super Weight Gain and some senior horse feed.  My question is:  Should I also continue feeding the Vitamins or will this cause an imbalance in his vitos & minerals?"Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:Your 28 year old gelding is benefiting greatly from receiving Super Weight Gain. How much of the senior feed …

Too Much Selenium for My Recovering Horse?

Customer: "I wanted to order the Mega Dose for my horse who is recovering from Anaplasma (a tick born disease here on the east coast) I also wanted to get the vit E and organic Selenium supplement.  However, I wanted to make sure that that wouldn't be TOO much selenium." Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:Thank you for the question. Building your horse's strength and immunity back up is crucial. Selenium and …

3 mg of Selenium for My Horse with PSSM

Customer:"My horse has possible PSSM.  He is a 1300lb Gypsy Vanner and his vitamin E & Se levels are low. I'm considering your product and the Vit E level in it is perfect but I'm concerned that the 3mg is too much ( my vet has recommended 1mg).  My horses lab results are as follows: VitaminE serum = 1.98, Ref range 2.00-4.00  units ug/ml, Selenium Serum = 109, Ref range 120-180 units ng/ml.  Any thoughts?"Answer …

Selenium in Super Weight Gain

Customer: "Morning, I have a 32 year old mare who is not holding weight. She is presently on total equine, will eat some chopped hay, gets algae, noni and just began omega horseshine. She is out on 24/7 pasture as well. I came across your product which makes sense. However, we are here in middle Tennessee and I was wondering if your product would work here as well considering you have extra selenium in it. …

Innovative Selenium Research

"It takes the body a long time to recover from a selenium depletion, and this study emphasizes the importance of continuous organic selenium supplementation of 0.3 ppm." - Dr. Kelsey Johnson NonellaSeptember 2014INTRODUCTIONIn search of more knowledge of selenium, an essential trace mineral that is extremely deficient in the northwest, Horse Guard funded an extensive research trial at West Texas A&M University. The study took ten Quarter Horse geldings through a 4-month selenium depletion period …

How much Selenium is in Horse Guard and why?

Customer: “How much Selenium is in Horse Guard and why?” Answer from Equine Nutritionist, Del Johnson:   All of our multi-vitamin/mineral products provide 3 mg. of organic selenium to a 1000 lb horse. Horse Guard provides it in a 2 ounce dose. Nutritional recommendations vary greatly no matter the element to which they refer. Most nutritionists are not from a selenium deficient area and know little about the deficiency. We were the first company to provide an oral equine supplement …