Re: supplement feeding

Nancy C

Hi Casey

Reading labels and talking with the companies themselves is the best way to get started.  Looking for things like "Ferrous" and "Manganese" on the labels. Learn the lingo. Look up what you don't know. 

With some companies you can get them to tell you what the average iron is after processing/completing the product.  How much that is going to affect your balancing can vary. (See Dr Kellon's post from today) 

Dr Kellon had a good blog on reading labels:

 Deciphering Labels


Most supps have been discussed here many times.  You can find a lot in the archives or come here and ask and we will point you.

You are okay with Movease.

The best defence is knowing what is in your diet (ie testing your hay) and balancing tightly from there.

Nancy C in NH
ECIR Moderator 2003

FACT: With knowledge of the nutrient profile of the forage and the animal's weight and level of work, one can supplement only what is needed to target nutritional needs.  See  Smithey and Gustafson, Nutrition Complexities and Mineral Profiles of Hay 2013 NO Laminitis! Proceedings, Equine Cushing's and Insulin Resistance Group Inc.


---In EquineCushings@..., <macivor@...> wrote :

My questions are:
How do supplements, such as Movease, figure into these calculations?
Is there a way to know if a product might contain herbs or other substances with iron or herbs or other supplements with anti inflammatory properties similar to NSAIDS. 


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