Feeding Multiple Supplements Together?


“I am already feeding horse guard and hoof and hair guard. i am just wondering about starting on the joint guard in addition to these.

but i am wondering if they will get too much of something if i add this supplement can you give me some advice?”

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

Great to hear you are taking great care of your horse. You are perfectly fine to feed a joint supplement in addition to Horse Guard and Hoof and Hair Guard. However, you may consider replacing Horse Guard, Hoof and Hair Guard, and an additional joint supplement with Trifecta.

Trifecta not only has a full dose of Horse Guard; it has a hoof supplement (32 mg of biotin, zinc, methionine, and MSM), gut support (prebiotics, probiotics, and live yeast cultures), and powerful joint supplement (5000 mg glucosamine, 5000 mg MSM, and 100 mg hyaluronic acid). Trifecta is an amazing product that helps to simplify feeding. In 2 scoops (8 oz) a day to a 1000 lb horse, your horse gets all of this support. We have fifteen head of performance horses ourselves that all receive Trifecta and do absolutely amazing on it.

I would be more than happy to answer any other questions that you may have.

Good luck with your horse.

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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4 Responses to “Feeding Multiple Supplements Together?”

  1. Marcelle Winn says:

    I have a 16-yr old TW who is an easy keeper, 850-900lbs. I just started feeding a ration balancer, 1 lb daily of Nutrena Empower Topline Ration Balancer. He is on pasture and supplemental hay only.

    Can/should I also give a scant 2oz scoop of Horsegard? Is it beneficial or in combination are they providing too much vitamins/minerals.

    His topline is pretty good at croup and along spine but could be improved over his withers. He lost a fair bit of weight over the winter on grass hay only (healthy weight now (can feel his ribs) and just started conditioning 2-3 times per week. His coat didn’t seem as shiny and he was shedding slowly, which indicated adding a supplement like Horseguard and/or a ration balancer.

    Please advise!

    • mm Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. says:


      Thank you for the question. I would recommend 3/4 of the 2 ounce scoop for your TW. This will give him the benefits of adequate amounts of selenium, vitamin E, and other important nutrients without overloading him. I hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer anymore questions.

  2. Tina says:

    I currently switched from Trifecta to joint guard & overfed the joint Guard by double for a few days so I’m opting to withhold joint guard a few days. Any other recommendations?
    Sadly My horse is also in a laminitic state at this time & won’t have blood results or x-Rays for a few days & my plan is to return to the Trifecta product!

    • mm Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. says:


      Sorry to hear about your horse. Sounds like you are helping him along as much as you can. Trifecta will help to maintain his overall health, and if you feel that you need more joint support you could feed a half dose of Joint Guard along with a full dose of Trifecta. Hope this helps. Good luck with your horse.

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