lj friedman

Chiro came out for Jesse today.. I mentioned the  IR treats I bake for him.. ( ground flax,cinammon, unsweetened apple sauce, water..) She suggested adding tumeric as it has anti inflammatory properties.. can this be added to the recipe? and how much of it?  anyone doing this?  lj friedman san diego nov 2014


Lorna Cane

>She suggested adding tumeric as it has anti inflammatory properties.. 

Here's one of the archived messages discussing  Turmeric:

183479RE: Re: [EquineCushings] Turmeric

Lorna in Ontario,Canada
ECIR Moderator 2002

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Kathy Brinkerhoff

Hi Lj,

Are you still supplementing with Mov-Ease?   You might want to check with My Best Horse for an updated "not indicated" list.  My "not indicated" list  from a couple of years ago includes Quercitin, Curcumin, Milk Thistle, Devil's Claw, Cat's Claw and Pine Bark.   Turmeric would fall within the Curcumin is not indicated.  You can do a web search of curcumin and turmeric for a detailed explanation.

When you get the list,  I would appreciate it if you posted it.

Kathy Brinkerhoff

SE/WI  10/12

lj friedman

Thanks for the tumeric post.. It might be a good idea,, but after reading Dr. Kellon's post, too much would have to be added.. thanks. again.. lj friedman san diego nov 2014

Sara Gooch

Hi Kathy,

Do you mean that turmeric might be "not indicated" for use with an IR horse? Or not indicated for use concurrently with Mov-Ease? Or for what might it be "not indicated"?

Thanks in advance for the clarification--

Sara, 2011,NE California

Kathy Brinkerhoff

Hi Sara,

Sorry for any confusion.  I knew based on Lj's past posts that he was giving Mov-Ease to Jesse for his arthritis so I asked him to check with My Best Horse for an updated list of what herbs, supplements etc. are not indicated to be used with or dilute the action of Mov-Ease.  My list is from a few years ago.  Since curcumin is extracted from turmeric I "assumed" it would not be indicated to be used with Mov-Ease, but I suggested he ask Joan for an updated list.  I did not mean to imply it was not to be given to IR and/or PPID horses.  

Perhaps, if Joan reads this message she might consider posting an updated list on this Board if appropriate or on ECHorsekeeping.

I found this post in the archives from 2011 from Joan of My Best Horse.

Post# 151986

Mov-Ease is safe for PPID and/or IR horses.

Specific supplements that are not recommended:
quercetin, curcumin, resveratrol, and milk thistle
Also, warfarin and statins (like Lipitor)- but I don't know of any horses on these two compounds.

Mov-Ease is OK with:
Jiaogulan, APF, ginseng, AAKG
ALCAR, spirulina
Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, HA

Joan and Dazzle
Anaheim, CA 2006

Kathy Brinkerhoff

SE/WI  10/12