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May 2, 2014


Hair Mineral Analysis For Horses

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

Horse Hair Analysis can take the guessing out of diagnosing equine health issues.

 Pinpointing health issues in your horse.

Many horse owners treat sore muscles and stiffness with time off or NSAIDs (such as Bute) or they constantly battle problems such as hives with a number of prescribed treatments recommended by their attending veterinarian.  The effectiveness will be short lived if the real issue is a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

Has your horse been living with deficient levels of essential minerals or possibly exposed to toxic metals?

reading report_2Horse Hair Analysis® tests 18 critical minerals and metals.  The report analyzes if your horse is deficient in any nutritional minerals or metals or possibly toxic with heavy metals.  At least 8 out of 10 horses are either deficient in minerals and electrolytes or have toxic levels of heavy metal in their system.

Why blood testing is not as accurate at Horse Hair Mineral Analysis?

Blood tests are not nearly as accurate at Horse Hair Analysis® as the test takes a snapshot of the horse’s levels at the exact time the blood is taken.  Several variables such as food intake, water consumption, time of day or when the last supplement was fed can drastically affect the blood test results.  In contrast, Horse Hair Mineral Analysis evaluates the last 90 days of the horse’s biochemistry.  Minerals and heavy metals are deposited into the hair during assimilation and excretion.

How to correct mineral deficiencies and toxicities?

Before major health problems arrive, the Horse Hair Analysis® results can detect vitamin or mineral imbalances that can cause disease or lameness.  Most diseases, sore muscles, stiffness, hives and joint pain are nutritionally related and can be helped solely by improving the horse’s level of nutrition.  A well balanced nutrition supplement or a customized HHA® Personal Supplement will help to bring your horse’s nutritional vitamin and mineral imbalances back into normal range.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Katelan Webb
    Oct 19 2014

    Hello! I talked to Lauren Magdeburg in Starkville, MS this weekend about a horse of mine that ties up. She gave me your name and said you were great with these situations! She also said something about Sky Ty but I cannot find it anywhere. If you could help me with any of this it would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

  2. Deborah Mauss
    Apr 21 2016

    I have an Arabian with a 6-7 inch bridlepath, and a scanty forelock as it is. Can I take the sample from the lower portion of the bridlepath even though I know you have encouraged taking it from the poll region?

    • Sure! You can take the hair from anywhere on the mane. We just say bridle path since most people don’t want to cut a chunk out of the middle of their horse’s mane. You can even flip the mane to the off-side and cut from a few places underneath. The most important thing is to cut or clip as close to root as possible. That will give you the most accurate reading of the last 6 months or so. Thanks for asking!

  3. Sandie
    Feb 3 2017

    Do want just cut hair or can you send in the hair with the follicle?


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