Archives for: December 28th, 2017

Insulin Resistance in Horses and Selenium Deficiency

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on December 28, 2017
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Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance (IR) in horses has become fairly common. Most horse owners have heard of insulin resistance. However, do you know exactly what insulin resistance is? It occurs Read More

Supplementing Your Broodmare and Foal

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on November 22, 2017
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When thinking about the nutrition of broodmares and foals, most people understand the importance of the macro minerals calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, which is needed for the rapid bone growth Read More

The Time and Place for a Selenium Injection

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on November 2, 2017
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Selenium shots were once common practice for horses in selenium-deficient areas. A veterinarian once told my dad that it was “the way” to administer selenium to horses.  However, as more Read More

SUPER WEIGHT GAIN FOR MY HORSE IN TENNESSEE?

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on May 6, 2017
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Customer: “Is it ok to use Super Weight Gain in Tennessee? I read that all your products have selenium, which is not deficient in our area.”   Answer by Ph.D. Read More

INORGANIC SELENIUM IN MY HOOF SUPPLEMENT

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on April 8, 2017
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Customer: “As I am just beginning to better understand the needs and issues of selenium, I have a question about inorganic selenium in small (1 mg/day) quantities.  I have athletic Read More

Supplementing A Selenium Deficient Horse

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on February 27, 2017
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Customer: “I have a question about using the selenium/Vit E supplement. If your horse has tested low for selenium can you use the regular Horse Guard and the Selenium/Vit E Read More

Is There Enough Selenium In Horse Guard

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on February 8, 2017
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Customer: “Is there enough Selenium in Trifecta for horses in a Selenium deficient areas? I am feeding Platinum Performance now and even though there is Selenium in that supplement, it Read More

Supplementation For Contracted Tendons

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on January 24, 2017
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Customer: “I am looking at Equine Leg Magic. I have a 2 year old that was born with contracted tendons. We got him over it after a long 6 month Read More

Supplementing My Futurity Prospect

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on January 21, 2017
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Customer: “I’m looking for a supplement to make sure our yearling gets the right start. I’ll be getting our new hay tested, but the old tests very low in selenium Read More

What Kind of Salt Block Do I Need?

Written by Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S. on December 22, 2016
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Customer: “I was curious if we need to keep giving our horses trace mineral salt with selenium now that we feed them trifecta? If not, what do you recommend?” Answer Read More