Horse Guard For a Cushings Horse


“How will Horse Guard affect a horse with cushings? Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Horse Guard can help aid horses with Cushings because it contains 3 mg of selenium and helps to boost their immune system. This gives the Cushings horse a little added help.

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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2 Responses to “Horse Guard For a Cushings Horse”

  1. Jolene Ahlberg says:

    But wondering about starch and sugar percentages in the trifecta supplement since corn and wheat are the first ingredients. ..?

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

      Thank you for the question. Trifecta is 38% starch and 8% sugar. These percentages may seem like high numbers, however, you need to consider the starch load of the whole diet. Trifecta if fed at 8 ounces per day to 1000 lb horse. That means your horse is only getting 86.26 grams of starch from Trifecta. In comparison, a low starch concentrate (7% starch) that is to feed 6 pounds gives your 283 grams of starch, more than 3 times as much starch. A low starch concentrate with 11% starch fed at 2.5 pounds a day provides your horse with 124.85 grams of starch. So be sure to consider the whole diet when considering the starch. Hope this helps.

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