Eleanor Kellon, VMD

Horse Health

Supplementing the Sweat

If you are thinking ahead to the imminent summer heat by looking at electrolyte supplements, good for you. Horses lose massive amounts of electrolytes (and…

1 month ago

Horse Health

The Laminitis Silver Bullet?

It’s perfectly natural to want a silver bullet that will instantly remove the threat of devastating health problems like laminitis, but it’s just not that…

2 months ago

Horse Health

Can We Prevent Arthritis?

Oral joint supplements and nutraceuticals have now been on the market for a quarter of a century. It didn’t take long after their appearance for…

2 months ago

Horse Health

The Genetics of Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance (IR), defined as a failure of insulin responsive cells to take up glucose under normal levels of circulating insulin, affects an estimated 12-15%…

4 months ago

Horse Health

Combating Winter Laminitis

Frozen lumpy ground can make any horse look lame but if the horse has insulin resistance there may be more going on. The first thing…

5 months ago

Horse Health

Winterizing the Senior Horse

Although horses can survive a remarkable range of environmental conditions, surviving is not the same as thriving. Winter is hard on any horse but particularly…

6 months ago

Horse Health

The Weanling Diet

Weanlings have intensive nutritional needs and you shouldn’t start feeding them like a smaller version of an adult. Nutrient dense diets are those that have…

9 months ago

Horse Health

Stay Ahead of Fall Laminitis

There are many possible causes of laminitis but the vast majority of cases have a hormonal/endocrine root. There is a peak in the spring, related…

10 months ago

Horse Health

On the Muscle

From sales yearlings to seniors, pleasure trail horses to upper echelon competitors, caretakers and owners are attuned to muscle bulk. Additionally, muscle dysfunction or pain…

1 year ago