Re: Farriers formula and iron overload

Nancy C


As instructive as this thread may be to others in terms of understanding iron overload and the nuances of diagnosis and balancing, we're going in circles for Jesse.

Unless you are speaking with others who are not on the ECIR list of balancers, I am aware of which balancers and volunteers you have been speaking with. So is Dr Kellon. You absolutely can trust what they tell you. They are all long time experienced members, trained by Dr Kellon, and, not only by their own personal experiences, but those experiences of 100's and 1000s of cases they have followed over the years.

This is not your typical "horse forum" and honestly, asking to reply to quotes from such forums is a waste of volunteer time time. We're here to help folks work with their individual cases. You need to speak to questions specifically about Jesse.

If you had taken the time to digest the thread on FF and iron overload, the comments by the formulator would not surprise you. The fact that they have changed their formula is great and quite frankly brought about in no small part by the members of this group who have been fighting the comments of very vocal and prominent nay-sayers,  (researchers, nutritionists, supplements vendors and grass ladies) for years.

But I digress.

I'm glad to hear you say Jesse deserves your 100% effort. It is why we are still here for him. The fact that you have no experience in horses is not relevant to the conversation.  Most of people who come here are completely in the dark when it comes to PPID and IR and the consequences so you are on the same playing field.

Go back and read Dr Kellon's two posts to you re: your diagnosis, the lack of knowledge of your total diet, the the amount of iron in the FF and whether or not the FF is going to give you what you need to balance specifically for Jesse. In fact I would recommend you re-read all the posts on this FF and iron subjects. You can find them by scrolling through the messages on the group web page.

Best thoughts for Jesse.

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.


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I posted his reply to get the groups reaction..


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