Help with balancing

lj friedman

So,I am enrolled in the next  NCR plus course that starts in February. But I'm thinking my poor horse shouldnt have to suffer with low P until then ( Another plug for help. I don't even own this horse. I treat him at my own time and expense because the owner will not do it and I prefer he lives well... and I love this horse So. here goes:

I have corrected selenium with organic slenium yeast at 2 mg per day. So, for now. only P is coming up short. (one note: I suspect IR but testing will be done in the next week or so and horse is clearly Cushings)

item            actual amt.      minimum needed        %

P                 13.7 mg           21.2                        65

CA               54.8                 28.7                       191

Manganese   1103               345.0                      320

Iron              1748               345.0                      507

CA:P                    4:1

Dr.Kellon says to fix P with monosodium p and pay close attention to iron/manganese overload and consider getting a better analysis of trace minerals.


I need to update my CH tht shows selenium is added, and will update soon. will ask for help bec the file was uploaded by a moderator and I cant access the file now. 

Kathy Brinkerhoff


I thought this was your horse  based on your posts.   This could be a very "slippery slope".  Do you have an agreement with the owner regarding changing the horse's diet and veterinary care?

Contact me at my email address and I will try to help you balance this diet if the owner is agreeable to all the changes.   Same email as you used yesterday to contact me. 

Any thoughts from other members on this situation?

Kathy Brinkerhoff

SE/WI  10/12

lj friedman

Yes. I do represent the horse. I am the owner's agent. And I have taken the horse with owners permission from one barn to another because we werent happy with the the old barn LJ Friedman San Diego November 2014

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