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FOOD Grade Hydrogen peroxide-will supply oxygen to the blood 10-15 drops will suffice...introduce slowly
VIT A-there are many controversies raging about vit. A but I've found no recorded evidence that an overdose is
possible; however, vit A deficiency can lead to respiratory difficulty, night blindness, excessive tearing and a
dry rough coat.
VIT D-is unnecessary and too much can result in decline of health and organs, calcium deposits on bones and
other problems with soft tissues, heart, kidneys and blood vessels
VIT K-is necessary for coagulation of the blood-actual req. in study
VIT C-is produced in the horses liver in ample amounts (unlike humans)and should not be supplemented
unless severe illness requires an ester C treatment lasting no more than 3 days
B-Complex-is produced by the bacteria's in the horses hindgut. It is not necessary to supplement unless the
horse is not eating or there is a decreased no. of bacteria's present. Some bacteria's are necessary for proper
absorption and should not be decreased through medicines.
Vit B-6-Bonds to iron-it is not necessary to supplement unless the horses iron content is too low-there is
probably adequate iron in the system that is just being bonded to other minerals and needs to be readily
absorbed. If the sodium to potassium(balances the nutrients) is out of balance, swelling in the legs will occur.
Stocking-up can also be caused by lack of protein. Potassium is the carrier from cell to cell so if there is too
much sodium the cells will freeze and nothing will be used. Water that is high in iron will tie up other minerals
so you may need to supplement ketacyte, methionine and biotin (readily found in rosehips and other natural
Phosphorus is required to build blood-the blood will reject calcium if there is not enough phosphorus
present-it only takes 72 hrs. for the blood to stabalize-supplement with mono sodium phosphate
Lack of Calcium will cause the horse to think too fast and present as fidgety. I would recommend 3 MINS
from a-b-c plus for treatment of calcium/phosphorus imbalances and calcium deposits (as seen in navicular
horses)to allow the body to mobilize and breakdown these calcium deposits
Sway Back-is caused by not enough pressure in the joints-John Lyon's testing has proven sway back will lift
when the horse is put on Joint Jolt-from a-b-c .
Bute stops synovial fluid production for up to six mos. (that's one dose!). This WILL lead to joint problems-we
prefer to treat the problem, not the symptom but if pain management is required try Devil's Claw and Yucca or
No-Bute. BL solution is also available in most local feed stores.
---Bute and all NSAIDS-are toxic if twice the recommended dose is received or two are combined (ie
Banamine). Long term use or overuse causes gastrointestinal tract and kidney damage,ulcers in the mouth,
stomach and large intestines/colon, loss of appetite, weight loss and GI bleeding. Diarrhea and kidney
damage will lead to protein loss through the urine(that strong odor in your barn),edema of the limbs and chest
and abdominal wall-colon ulcerations and kidney failure. Phenybutazone is known to cause Aplastic
anemia. (Are you prepared to put your precious horse on dialysis? Do you still want to Bute every day?)
Salicylates are aspirin and impractical. res. Fluunixim meglumine or banamine is a cyclooxygenase
inhibitor-it prevents unwanted circulatory and vascular effects of bacterial endotoxins with a rapid onset and is a
powerful painkiller. Naproxen (Eppuiproxen) is the most effective non-steroidal for muscle pain and soft
tissue injury-will not effect the joints...if all your horse needs is a pain reliever may we recommend a topical
ligament instead. ref. The Horse owner's Veterinary Handbook James M. Giffin MD and Tom Gore D.V.M.
Colic has been cured within 1/2 hr by using pro-bi (a-b-c) 30cc every 10-15 mins. to shrink gases. I also like
slippery elm to encourage bowel movement
Ivermectin may cause your foal to be born with a weakened immune system if given to the mare during her
third trimester-I recommend as an alternate to a worming schedule. All our horses are
receiving 1 TBSP. of DW . daily and the last two stool samples showed a count of 0, 5 and 7...a healthy no. of
parasites with a score below 25 being acceptable. We don't believe you need to poison your horse every
month to change what is natural to his system...
Proud Flesh won't occur if you allow the you allow air to the wound-burning the skin with furazone and caustic
powder may only aggravate the condition...we recommend cholodial silver and tee tree oil or Bee propolis for
it's anti bacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal properties. These are also good for Rain rot and scratches or use
zinc oxide and don't pick it! or it will spread!
Quest can overdose a horse-if your horse has been overdosed on quest then KLNZ will restore the ph balance
Choline surrounds the nerves and acts as an insulator. Lack of causes dragging of the legs and shorts in the
nerve. Muscle tissue surrounding these nerves will begin to blood blister and excessive voltage will bleed over
into the muscles causing tearing of these blood blisters. This is especially important for the dressage rider
who is demanding a collection that is unnatural for a horse when combined with rider weight. Choline was once
readily available in feed but was banned by the racehorse industry. It is now available at
Cushings is a feed related disease. Dopamine levels can be restored with proper nutrition, Amino-3 acids
and chaste tree berry
Oats are 100 on the glycemic index-a suitable natural feed for most horses. They should not be fed or stored
when temps. reach over 90 degrees for they begin to ferment. Corn may be substituted in hotter climates as it
burns cooler than oats. An Arab has a 50% more cooling capacity than a Quarter horse for example. Please
speak with a qualified or knowledgeable practitioner about your feed! res. Jim Helfter A-b-c plus research
These are notes taken from a clinic by Jim Helfter-owner and researcher of a-b-c co. Please consult with a qualified vet to confirm the validity
of these results..
Q & A
What about scratches? try DMSO paste mixed with Ivermectin wormer 1:1. This also works well for sweet itch.
My horse has thrush...what do you recommend? Try Today available as Tractor supply-one tube treats four hooves.
I have an abscess in my horses heel bulb, what would you recommend? Go-Dry...no seriously, it works!
My horse is gravelling, how can I help it come out? Furisone sweat to the coronary band...works well for founder too.
What can I do for hoof cracks? Regular trimming and tea tree oil help fight off fungus.
My mare has horn ravel and the farrier says her hooves are too wet. What can I do? Soak the hoof in apple cider vinegar
diluted with water...you can also make a spray of 7% iodine and apple cider 1:1 AND SPRAY THE ENTIRE HOOF
What do you recommend for White Line Disease? Keep it clean, soak weekly with novalson solution or diluted peroxide
and boot or pack the area to keep out fungus and debris. The longer you've had it, the harder it is to get rid of it. White
Lightning is also very good for treatments if you can't find bee propolis or clean trax as I did...