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January 30, 2017

A Poor Hair Coat Can Be A Sign Of Something Deeper

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

Did you know that a horse’s coat can reveal a lot about its health?

HHA_FL_largeA dull coat can be a lack of essential vitamins and minerals.  To test these critical levels, you might want to try Horse Hair Analysis®.  We simply send a small section of your horse’s mane to a lab for profile of a horse’s biochemistry.  Along with the lab results, you will receive a thorough report detailing each mineral and metal level. The report explains how each mineral/metal affects the body and identifies common symptoms or levels outside the normal range.  A Personal Supplement recommendation by Dr. DePaolo will also be provided. This will help to bring the deficient levels of vitamins and minerals into a healthier range. If toxic levels of heavy metals are found, they will be chelated (detoxed) by this customized supplement.

Chaste-Tree-Berry-PowderA winter coat that stays through other seasons, a thick and curly coat or long guard hairs could be a sign of pituitary gland dysfunction.  Cushings, Pre-Cushings, Hypothyroidism, Endocrine Syndrome and Insulin Resistance all fall into this category. Most of these diseases are brought about by stress like competitions, trailering, sweet feeds, stalling, medicating, vaccinating, and daily dewormers.  Sometimes showing up in older horses.  Chaste Tree Berry Powder nutritionally supports the normal functioning of the pituitary gland.* With this herbal supplement, the pituitary is allowed to thrive and perform properly by naturally helping to maintain normal dopamine levels in the blood and supporting regulation of both the pituitary and adrenal glands.* Accurate dopamine levels also normalize prolactin to balance hormones in the body.

Lysine_largeIf you feel like your horse just has an overall poor hair coat especially if it is coupled with brittle hooves, you may want to try L-Lysine.  This immune boosting amino acid is a critical building block for all protein in the body.  L-Lysine supplementation is key to calcium absorption, building muscle protein, boosting the immune system and supporting the body’s production of hormones, enzymes, antibodies. Supplementing the immune system with Lysine can be very beneficial to optimal health and performance.

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