About

Eleanor Kellon, VMD of Equine Nutritional Solutions, Robesonia, Pennsylvania, is one of a handful of experts in the field of applications of nutraceuticals for horses. She is an authority in the field of equine nutrition as well as conditions affecting performance horses. http://www.drkellon.com

Dr. Kellon is the co-owner of the almost 12,000 member Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance group on Yahoo and serves as veterinary advisor to the nonprofit Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Group, Inc. http://www.ecir.groups.io, http://www.ecirhorse.org.

She is owner of Equine Nutritional Solutions, a nutritional consulting firm which also hosts 16 online courses on nutrition and horse care. Her work has led to unique nutraceutical approaches for horses with skin and respiratory allergies, degenerative as well as injury related tendon and ligament problems, chronic laminitis and performance issues.

She is Staff Veterinarian for Uckele Health & Nutrition, in Michigan, an industry leader in supplement manufacturing which serves their customers with unparalleled innovation, quality and transparency by providing full fact labels, a complete analysis, ingredient list, lot number and a best-if-used-by date on all products. http://www.uckele.com.

She is past veterinary and contributing editor to John Lyons Perfect Horse and Horse Journal magazines, has written 8 books and thousands of articles on equine nutrition, care and health issues.

Dr. Kellon lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Andy, a Standardbred trainer, and close to their four children and four grandchildren.

3 Responses to About

  1. Hi. What’s your advice on a changing diet of hay? Often I have to have different sources of hay in the barn. I feed 3 times a day. Should I mix within one feeding (time consuming and difficult)? Feed different sources different feedings? Different days? Does it matter? What’s the best way to transition from one large supplier to another?

    • uckeleequine says:

      The bottom line is it doesn’t matter as long as the horse does not have an digestive distress – e.g. bloating, diarrhea. Hay actually take several days to make their way through the digestive system so what you fed yesterday, and the day before, is still in there so you will get some mixing.

      You are most likely to have trouble when switching to a very different hay, such as from alfalfa to a mature cutting of grass. Try to mix them if that is the case, or at least do alternate feedings during the day. When switching to a new supply always arrange to have enough of the old hay on hand to switch slowly. For example, 25% new hay for first 2 days, then 50% for next two days, etc.

      Dr. Kellon

  2. Robin Anders says:

    Please add me to your email list

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