Feeding Gut Guard to Establish Gut Flora


“I have recently purchased a new horse and have begun (for about a week now) supplementing with Horse Guard. The horse was born from a mare of an abandoned (for 20 yrs or so) ‘wild’ small herd on the coast of Northern California. The new owners of the property have been working on ending the breeding and finding homes for some of the offspring. (you can google Point Arena Pintos for more information) She is just a bit over 3 years old and was infected with ticks and worms. November 2015 she was brought to Reno, NV along with a brother and sister for training. I mention this because I can imagine it was quite a stressful time. Shortly after being here, the horses caught a virus, so she was on antibiotics for a bit. Her horse droppings have been quite soft and even a bout of diarrhea lately. I was wondering if it would be beneficial to add Gut Guard to her supplements for a while. If so how much should I supplement and for how long?”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:

Thank you for taking such good care of her, and helping to improve her quality of life so much. The antibiotics could have definitely taken a toll on her gut flora. To help her reestablish a healthy gut flora population feeding a bag of Gut Guard would be very beneficial. I would feed one bag of the Gut Guard, which is an 80 day supply. 

Thank you for feeding our products. Let me know if I can answer any more questions.


About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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