Frequently Asked Questions

Selenium

  • CONSIDERING THE FREE CHOICE MINERAL Customer: “I have been researching free choice mineral supplements and see the repeating theme that salt should be separate. I was going to purchase a “stress kit” from Advanced Biological Concepts but they use sodium selenite. I realize this is asking for your time on a 3-horse owner with little benefit to your company, but I ...
  • INORGANIC SELENIUM IN MY HOOF SUPPLEMENT 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 American Saddlebreds that I use as endurance horses. Currently, they are fed HorseGuard in addition to 60/40 grass/alfalfa here in the eastern parts of the Pacific ...
  • Supplementing A Selenium Deficient Horse 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 both? If selenium levels are within normal limits then just the Horse Guard is fine is that correct? Just wanting to find out if it ...
  • Could My Horse Be Selenium Deficient? Customer: “What symptoms are seen in selenium deficient horses? I have a 30 yr. old AQHA gelding, about 2-3 months ago he went off his feed and water, seemed depressed and was moving stiffer than usual. Thats when I noticed his muscles twitching especially in his shoulder and flank areas. The twitches range ...
  • Is There Enough Selenium In Horse Guard 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 is not enough for this area in Northeastern California.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: ...
  • Feeding Horse Guard And Red Cell Customer: “My 20 year old quarter horse has a fractured pelvis and hip. He injured himself about 6 weeks ago. Initially, he had a hematoma on his hip and belly that caused him to be quite lethargic. I purchased Red Cell supplement which I started giving in addition to my usual dosage of ...
  • Supplementing My Futurity Prospect 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 especially. It sure looks like Horse Guard is the way to go. I was wondering if you would be willing to look at our hay tests ...
  • What Kind of Salt Block Do I Need? 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 by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: You just need to give them access to a ...
  • Do you have a complete product for Draft horses? Customer: “My draft mare had an episode last night where she was unable to move her right front leg at all! I was a little disturbing for me so I started researching again the needed levels of Vitamin E , selenium magnesium oxide. It’s overwhelming!! Is Horse Guard supplying her with what she needs in those ...
  • Feeding A Senior Horse Customer: “I have been feeding Purina Sr. Active for about 2 years or so. Lately I have notice more and more whole corn showing up. I spoke with a friend she suggested that I switch him to timothy pellets and a good vitamin/mineral supplement. I live here in Washington and know that selenium ...

Hoof

  • HOOF CARE PRODUCTS Customer: “I am very interested in your hoof products. However, do you have any hoof supplements that aren’t extruded as my horse doesn’t find them to be very palatable. Thank you.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Our products that are exclusively hoof supplements are only sold in the extruded form. However, Trifecta, which contains a full ...
  • INORGANIC SELENIUM IN MY HOOF SUPPLEMENT 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 American Saddlebreds that I use as endurance horses. Currently, they are fed HorseGuard in addition to 60/40 grass/alfalfa here in the eastern parts of the Pacific ...
  • Biotin Hoof Blast Along With Trifecta Customer: “I just started with trifecta. Should I stop the biotin blast in combinations with the trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although, Trifecta has a complete hoof supplement contained in it, if your horse has really bad feet you are perfectly fine ...
  • Additional Hoof Supplement With Trifecta Customer: “Can an additional hoof supplement be combined with Trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although Trifecta already contained a hoof supplement, you can add an extra hoof supplement, such as Hoof Guard or Biotin Hoof Blast, to increase the amount of biotin, ...
  • Supplementing My Seniors Customer: “I have two horses, a 24-year-old Quarter Horse and a 19-year-old Appaloosa. The Quarter Horse is retired, and the Appaloosa is lightly ridden. They have been on Horse Guard for 15 years and look fabulous. I’ve also recently started them on Hoof Guard. They are on pasture about 5 hours a ...
  • Analysis Of Biotin Hoof Blast Customer: “I was wondering if you had a more complete nutritional breakdown for the Biotin Hoof Blast product?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Biotin Hoof Blast is strictly extruded soybeans, d-biotin, dl Methionine, Zinc Protinate, and Methylsufonylmethane. We don’t add anything else to ...
  • Badly Damaged Hoof Customer: “I have a horse that a week ago got stuck in a fence and tore off half of his hoof from heel bulb to toe and coronet band to sole. The entire hoof wall and laminae are gone exposing his coffin bone. He did not break any bones or appear to have damaged the coffin ...
  • Do I Need To Feed Horse Guard With Hoof Guard? Customer: “I currently have my horses on Horse Guard – looking to improve hoof heel on one of them so going to put him on your Hoof Guard product – do I still need to keep them on the Horse Guard also?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: ...
  • What Should I Feed An Arthritic 4H Horse? Customer: “I live in southwest Washington (state). My daughters 18 year old gelding quarter horse get vitamins/supplements with organic selenium due to being stiff (vet recommended after coming up lame a few years ago & needing hock injections). His hooves crack something awful as well. We shoe him on all 4 & are using shoes ...
  • Equine Hoof Guard Video An unbeatable combination of Biotin, Methionine, Zinc, MSM and Soy Oil. Each 2 ounce dose provides 32 mg of Biotin.

General

  • REPLACING CURRENT PRODUCTS WITH HORSE GUARD PRODUCTS Customer: “I’m interesting in replacing most or all of my supplements and/or grain for my horse with those from your company. She currently is taking SmartDigest Ultra, Horse Guard, Biotin, and Mare Magic. Could you please let me know what products you carry which are compatible to the above products? I would like to buy locally ...
  • IS MY HORSE GETTING ENOUGH AMINO ACIDS Customer: “Hello, I feed my 3 horse and mini oats, Cocosoya oil, and Horse Guard. I’m wondering if the Horse Guard has a sufficient amount of amino acids in it? ” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: When fed a high-quality hay with the oats, oil, and Horse Guard, your horses are receiving sufficient amino acids. There ...
  • Combining Proper Nutrition With Essential Oils For Health Proper nutrition for your horse is crucial to make sure that they live a long happy, healthy life. On top of continuous supplementation of the correct vitamins and minerals, the use of essential oils is becoming a popular trend in caring for animals.  People have used the natural oils from plants for centuries to help ...
  • HELPING MY HORSE WITH STIFLE ISSUES Customer: “My 15 year old paint gelding has chronic stifle clicking and I have tried everything that has scientific based info from vets to actual scientist, nothing has given this boy any relief. He is a big horse and I think was used way to hard before I got him. He is on mixed hay, some ...
  • CRUDE PROTEIN IN HORSE GUARD Customer: “Could you please tell me the amounts of crude protein, fat, and fiber in Horse Guard?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: A 2 ounce dose of Horse Guard is 12% Crude Protein, 3.5% Crude Fat, and 10% Crude Fiber. It is important to remember, however, when considering the whole diet of a horse that ...
  • Flix – Our New Flax Treat We’re introducing a new flax treat! As a horse owner that supplements your horse, you understand how excellent nutrition supports the overall health of your horse. For that reason, we have developed another fun way to aid in your horse’s health. Do you like giving your horse treats, but worry about the extra sugar that ...
  • MAGNESIUM IN HORSE GUARD Customer: “Hello, can you tell me how many grams are in Horse Guard? It only gives mg. I want to make sure my horses are getting enough magnesium.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Your horse is getting 0.175 grams of magnesium is his 2 ounce dose of Horse Guard. The average horse needs to consume ...
  • WHAT TO FEED WITH HORSE GUARD Customer: “I just ordered your product, Horse Guard, per recommendation from my vet. My horse is a 16-year old in moderate work, fed a grass/alfalfa mix twice daily, a hay local to us here in Utah. He does not have access to field/grass turnout or any additional forage. He is of good weight, and has a ...
  • Slow Feeding Your Horse For Optimal Health Are you curious about the benefits of slow feeding your horse? Here are some facts that show the benefits of slow feeding your horse for optimal health and why it is better for their digestive tract.  First, if we look at the free roaming wild horses, they spend their days looking for food and foraging. ...
  • SUPPLEMENT WITH NO IRON FOR IR HORSE Customer: “I saw your product for the first time today and was very interested in trying it BUT saw that is has iron in it. I have been reading in the ECIR.org site for IR horses and iron has the potential to be bad for IR horses. Do you make a similar product without iron?”   Answer by ...

Dosage

  • PRODUCT SCOOP SIZE Customer: “I have been feeding Biotin Hoof Blast and am very pleased with the results. However, the bag says 80 day supply, but it only lasted me 72 days. Can you please tell me why? I want to make sure I am not overdosing my horse. ”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: The scoop is ...
  • FEEDING HORSE GUARD TO MY FOAL Customer: “At what age foal can you start feeding Horse Guard?”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: If the mare is receiving Horse Guard I would start the foal when you wean the foal because he is getting selenium from his mother’s milk. However, if the mare is deficient or it is an orphan foal you ...
  • Is 2 ounces A Day What I Should Being Supplementing? Customer: “I’m in Enumclaw WA and was wondering what dosage I should feed my horses with HorseGuard? I feed Timothy and Orchard grass hay from Eastern WA and they don’t graze much. I feed Hay Stack blend and supplement with Horse Guard and Flax. Is 2 oz a day the amount I should feed daily?” ...
  • Do you have a complete product for Draft horses? Customer: “My draft mare had an episode last night where she was unable to move her right front leg at all! I was a little disturbing for me so I started researching again the needed levels of Vitamin E , selenium magnesium oxide. It’s overwhelming!! Is Horse Guard supplying her with what she needs in those ...
  • Feeding My Miniature Horse Customer: “I live in central WI have two class B miniature horses. I can’t find a lot of information regarding healthy feeding of miniature horses and the extent of the vitamins and supplements they should receive. I was hoping that you could help. They are currently on hay and Nutrena SafeChoice Perform horse feed with a ...
  • Dosage of Trifecta To My Quarter Horses Customer: “Hello. I love trifecta. I have used it on every horse I have had and the results speak for themselves.  Right now I have two quarter horses. One is around 1250lbs and the other is 1224lbs. How many ounces should I feed them. The cups that come in the bag are confusing because I don’t find ...
  • Am I Feeding The Right Stuff? Customer: “I am feeding horse guard right now to my 2 senior horses (20 and 24 yr old) and my 12yr molly mule.  They are getting 3 way and a little alfalfa  morning and night in a slow feeder. I give them Horse Guard and a little Intergity no molassas in the evening.  They are ridden ...
  • Crude Protein In Horse Guard Customer: “Can you tell me what the protein % in Horse Guard is?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Horse Guard is approximately 12% crude protein. However, because fed at only 2 oz per day to a 1000 lb horse, the amount of protein received from the supplement is very little when compared to the whole ...
  • Vitamin E in Horse Guard Customer: “Hello, On packaging it says per pound…..can I get the Vitamin E IU per serving and what type of source the vitamin E is? Also, possible to get the entire analysis per serving? I use 2oz per horse. I absolutely love your product and have used it for years. Used to use it in Oregon ...
  • Can I Feed Super Gain and Trifecta Together? Customer: “Can I mix your Super Gain with the Trifecta? Both are amazing products but I dont want to over load. I need the joint supplement from trifecta on a mare and also want to get some weight on her asap and I LOVE the Super Gain.  Also I know it hasnt been tested on mares ...

Weight Gain

  • FEEDING A RESCUE HORSE Customer: “I am currently feeding my horse Super Weight Gain. I am very pleased with his weight gain. He is looking good and is almost at an ideal weight. Could you please give me the approximate number of kilocalories per pound (or a similar unit) for this product and the protein and fat content? Thank you.”   Answer ...
  • SUPPLEMENT FOR MY MARE WITH LOOSE STOOLS Customer: “We have a mare we rescued a few years ago. Her age is unknown. The vets have estimated between 8-15. She is having loose stools. The vet did an exam on her stool and described an excessive amount of bacteria. Put her on msm for several weeks helped for a while but it always comes ...
  • NUTRITION FOR MY AGING QUARTER HORSE MARE Customer: “My easy keeper mare is now 23 years old and although she’s always been healthy, now she’s looking thin. She lives on 30+ acres most of the time with 3 other horses. (I say most of the time; sometimes they are fenced off in a smaller area.) What should I be giving to supplement her ...
  • Helping Your Horse Gain and Maintain Weight Horses come in all shapes and sizes. Some horses tend to be easy keepers, while others tend to have faster metabolisms and won’t reach your desired condition no matter how you manage them. Do you need to help your horse gain and maintain weight? Many different factors can keep your horse from gaining weight, and often ...
  • Putting Weight On An Active Arabian Customer: “I have two Polish Arabians that I rescued last year. When I got them one was very underweight and from what I learned he has never been up to full weight at any time. I have tried all different weight gain products and nothing seems to help. I live in SC so ...
  • Needing to Add A Joint Supplement Customer: “Our big Quarter Horse that we put on Super Weight Gain about six months ago, finally looks like a horse. I really wish I had some before and after pictures for you guys but we were so concerned with bringing him back after almost losing him last 4th of July, that I didn’t do ...
  • Feeding My Hard Keeper Customer: “My horse has been on Horse Guard for about a year now, and I love the product. He is a super hard keeper, and now that he has shed out his winter coat you can really see his ribs. He has always been ribby, and nothing has worked. I was wondering if you would recommend ...
  • Feeding A Very Underweight, Nursing Mare Customer: “I recently bought two mares (4 weeks ago), one who’s approximately 3 months pregnant the other who’s a rescue that’s nursing and very underweight. We’re currently feeding her beet pulp mush with black oil sunflower seeds and a product called haystack. I want to start both mares on super gain and or Horse Guard. My ...
  • Worried About Founder With My Halter Horse Customer: “I am feeding your Super Weight Gain and really love the results I am getting but have a question. I live in Yuma, Az. It has been very hot here. I am concerned about founder with this supplement as it is so high in protein and fat content. I am also ...
  • Supplementing A Percheron With Lymphedema Customer: “I have a 22yr. Old Percheron gelding that has lymphedema. My vet has put him in retirement. I am fine with this. However, I now see him losing his top line. His backbone is showing, I see withers (he didn’t have because he was so round) and the apple bottom is replaced with two ...

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