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July 17, 2012

Horse Hair Analysis results as they relate to equine ulcers

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

Typically our blog posts are either light hearted commentary on food, fashion, events and such; or they are educational posts designed to help our readers understand their horses and what they need to live the happiest and healthiest lives possible.  This post will be a bit different.  It is simply  data that we have collected from doing over 300 Horse Hair Analysis tests.

We know that the HHA tests pick up mineral deficiencies and metal toxicities.  We also know that horses on the HHA Personal Supplement show dramatic changes in their health and performance.  What we don’t know yet is why certain deficiencies and toxicities seem to correlate to particular syndromes and symptoms.  Dr. DePaolo’s data collection and analyzation will hopefully manifest into answers thus furthering our learning and treatment of our horses.

So to give you a taste of what Dr. DePaolo found when analyzing horses that had been diagnosed with common ulcers, take a look below. Twenty nine horses that were previously diagnosed with or were showing symptoms of ulcers were tested using Horse Hair Analysis™.

Of those horses:

  • 34% were deficient in Calcium.
  • 90% were deficient in Magnesium.
  • 96% were deficient in Sodium.
  • 100% were deficient in Potassium.
  • 69% were deficient in Iron.
  • 10% were deficient in Copper.
  • 45% were deficient in Manganese.
  • 65% were deficient in Chromium.
  • 90% were deficient in Selenium.
  • 100% were deficient in Cobalt.

Test results also showed that:

  • 10% were toxic in Iron.
  • 3% were toxic in Copper.
  • 7% were toxic in Manganese.
  • 21% were toxic in Zinc.
  • 10% were toxic in Aluminum.
  • 21% were toxic in Arsenic.

EVERY SINGLE horse was lacking Cobalt.

More than 80% of the horses needed Electrolyte supplementation.

More than 90% of the horses were deficient in Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Selenium and Cobalt.

More than 60% were deficient in Iron and chromium.

51% of the horses that were tested needed to undergo Chelation Therapy to eliminate some form of toxic mineral and/or metal.

This is exciting for us at DePaolo Equine Concepts to be collecting this data, studying it and creating the best equine supplements on the market.

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