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Getting a Horse to Eat Supplements

My pony takes five supplements. I cannot get him to eat them without adding too much grain to his diet. Is there something I could put in to make it taste better without making him too “up?” PB, New York

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Is Flax Seed Safe to Use in Horses?

Dear Ask the Vet, I have been feeding my horse a product called Reitsport 100 HA. It contains a large amount of flaxseed. I have read that flaxseed has been linked to thyroid problems, cushings disease, lethargy or behavior problems

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Supplementing Chronic Conditions in the Senior Horse (from AAEP Ask the Vet)

What supplements are prudent–and not overzealous nor likely to interact adversely–for a 20-yr old, still showing (dressage), gelding with these four chronic conditions: 1. Equine Cushings (endogenous ACTH=75, starting peroglide this month, no textbook symptoms, new diagnosis) 2. Hock arthritis

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