Horse Hair Analysis and endocrine disorders in horses
Over a hundred horses with endocrine disorders have been tested with Horse Hair Analysis. They consistently show severe nutritional deficiencies in the four electrolyte minerals, chromium, selenium and cobalt. A significant percentage also have a toxic metal present in their body, such as arsenic or lead, that must be chelated from the body in order for it regain health.
Proper diet has an immense effect on maintaining a healthy endocrine system. Horse Hair Analysis® provides an extremely accurate profile of a horse’s biochemistry. With Horse Hair Analysis®, not only will you get an in depth report of your horse’s levels of 18 critical minerals and toxic metals, you will receive a recommendation for a custom made supplement designed specifically to help your horse. If toxic levels of metals are detected, a detoxification program will be prescribed. Only bio-available ingredients are included in the HHA® Personal Supplement to allow the horse to reach its maximum potential.
Dr. DePaolo recommends prevention of Endocrine Disorders as the best course of action. These conditions are easily managed with nutrition prior to the display of pathology as well as after the onset of symptoms. Dr. DePaolo recommends nutritional support for the pituitary rather than artificially tricking the pituitary into a reduction of cortisol production. The benefits of this methodology are evident in the lack of secondary side effects and the safety of long term use.