DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT TO HELP TOPLINE?

Customer:

My 14 year old gelding has a poor top line. Is there any product that can improve that? He is in good shape otherwise.

 

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

There are many factors that can affect topline. However, nutritionally Super Weight Gain would provide him with a high quality protein, in addition to a great vitamin-mineral supplement which will aid in producing muscle mass over his topline. This supplement along with exercise that engages his back and hind end can help to improve his topline.

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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 “DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT TO HELP TOPLINE?”

  1. Cheryl says:

    I just read an article from a vet that recommended not feeding any soy product. What do I have to worry about?

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

      Cheryl,

      Thank you for the question. Everyone has their own opinion, however in my opinion I feel that extruded soybeans when fed at the levels that are provided in our supplements are completely safe, and good for the horse with a great amino acid profile and high levels of lysine, the first limiting amino acid. The studies that show negative affects of soybeans are eating high amounts of soy, but studies have also shown that drinking too much water can be detrimental. I personally have had my own horses, at all different levels of work and age, on extruded soybeans for thirty years. My mares are easy to get bred, my foals look amazing, and our performance horses look and feel great. So in my experience, I have never had negative affects from feeding soy.

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