Which Feed Is Right For My Horse?


“My friend highly recommends your Horse Guard product with pre- and probiotics. My 24-YO mare is an easy keeper. I recently moved her to western South Dakota where she shares a pasture with 7 horses that will soon be supplemented with alfalfa-grass hay. She has significant arthritis in her hocks, for which Colo State univ’s vet lab suggested that I supplement her with Platinum Performance CJ. Would your product(s) be something I would give my horse in addition to the CJ?”

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

Thank you for the question. I would not recommend adding Horse Guard to the Platinum Performance CJ because they both contain a vitamin/mineral supplement. However, you have a couple of options. After you finish the bucket of Platinum I would recommend you switch to our product, Trifecta. Trifecta has a daily dose of our vitamin/mineral supplement, Horse Guard, in addition to three other supplements. It has a powerful gut support with prebiotics, probiotics, and live yeast cultures, a complete hoof and hair supplement (32 mg of biotin, zinc, methionine, and MSM), and a powerful joint supplement (5000 mg glucosamine, 5000 mg MSM, and 100 mg hyaluronic acid) which would address the arthritis in your mare’s hocks like the Platinum.

If you are satisfied with the Platinum product, but would like to add gut support to your horse’s feed regime I would recommend feeding Gut Guard along with your Platinum product.

Sounds like you take very good care of your horse. Thank you.

Let me know if I can answer any more questions for you.

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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