Will OCD Pellets Pass Drug Testing?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

Do you know if this product is legal for use in competing dressage horses with the United States Equestrian Federation and the United States Dressage Federation?  These horses are frequently blood and urine tested at competitions for illegal substances that would enhance performance. (more…)

Will OCD Pellets Help My Young Foal?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

Dr. Beebe,

I have a foal that was sent to Auburn Vet Hospital at one week of age with a diagnosis of joint ill. She has been treated for two weeks with aggressive flushing of the elbow joint and has progressed very well. I will be bringing her home Monday, June 23….she will be on oral antibiotics another 30 days. The elbow joint shows a bone lesion from the infection and my question is: will the OCD supplement help in such a young foal… she’s not eating grain at this point….but I plan to set up a creep feeder for her when she gets home and want to provide every nutrient available to help her recovery. (more…)

Helping An Arthritic Draft Mare

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

I have a 5yo Draft (Ardenne) mare, 15.2 hands, 1900lbs. She has had 2 stifle surgeries. The first at 10 months old and the second at 2 years old. She is still stiff in the joint and still ‘Pops’ when she moves. I was told both times she would be 100% sound. Currently she has a foal at her side and is bred for next year

Requirements for this horse would be riding and driving for pleasure and occasionally pulling a wagon — with a team mate, in the mountains 1 week, twice a year.

She is also a very finicky eater. As far as introducing new products to her, I have thrown some very expensive supplements away. (more…)

Two Month Old Dutch-Fresian-Thoroughbred Mix Colt

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

Dr. Beebe,

I have a Dutch/TB mare that was bred to a Freisan and my colt is now 2 months old.  She eats SafeChoice and free choice home grown hay and a small amount of grass in pasture/paddock. He nibbles these things as well. They are outside 24/7 at this point and in the winter will be in a large 20 acre pasture.  She has been on Platinum Performance which is an Omega 3 supplement with trace minerals and glucosamine. Would this be instead of that or in addition? Do you recommend a specific feed to go with your OCD Pellets for weanling? (more…)