Feeding Horse Guard And Red Cell
“My 20 year old quarter horse has a fractured pelvis and hip. He injured himself about 6 weeks ago. Initially, he had a hematoma on his hip and belly that caused him to be quite lethargic. I purchased Red Cell supplement which I started giving in addition to my usual dosage of Horse Guard. Should I continue this or does this give my horse too much of any of the vitamin/minerals included in the products. He is getting 3 mg a day of selenium from the Red Cell and it appears he is getting 0.65 from the Red Cell.”
Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Sorry to hear about your horse. You aren’t going to overdose your horse by feeding both products because Red Cell has such a small amount of selenium in it. As the hematoma dissipates, you can decrease the amount of Red Cell. Iron deficiency is only a concern in an insistence such as this one, where your horse has lost a large amount of blood.