Laminitis (founder), Who to believe?
It's funny how one person can work his tail off for over thirty-one years in an industry which is very competitive (and highly volatile) and manage to make a living helping a lot of horses on the way and still be ridiculed by the "professional" simply because he has a veterinarian or a PhD after their name.
I must remind readers that in any case, I am against vets disadvantages of higher education. Without significant progress in the academic world, we do not have any products or procedures that allow us to care for and treat the horses when they need help. I have a very good relationship with my vet and his staff. I regularly consult a number of veterinarians across the country and manufacturing custom pre-mixes for veterinarians and food manufacturers alike.
However, the blue, I have a vet who seems to be on a mission to discredit everything you say or do in the articles I have written and published to educate horse owners about their options. And I want to emphasize that I did for free. Worst of all, chose to do so in a public forum rather than contact me and address me directly.
Over the years I have been asked to help in cases that have a nutritional basis of their existence and have written articles on sugar and starch (NSC) content of hay and grain has an impact on different horses. To date, I have never written an article the "founder" but the problem seems to have today stems from this perception.
The reason why I write this work is to demonstrate how the information is complicated by the current age of information "Hi-way." We all remember that access to information eclipse often erroneous access to credible information. Despite the emotional diatribe, Dr. Throgmorton accused me of adding to the same misinformation which is common on the Internet, simply because it did not bother to read my articles or detailed examination of the references (short of ridiculous) before attacking me and my partners.
Dr. Bill Throgmorton Gilroy, CA originally posted this in the context of my article "But he likes," published in the article Base ( http://www.articlesbase.com/nutrition-articles/but-he-likes-it-215460. html)
1. Throgmorton B., DVM (17:14, 31.03.2009)
Obviously you have the strength of the horses ridden or not compete. If you have, you quickly see the facillacy in his argument. A number of horses, the use of fatty acids as a source of primary energy short chair during activity prolonged physical.
You specify the group of horses referred to his article, (the quiet back yard, only used on Sundays for the teacher good old school). I can say from personal experience, having held the competition walks resistance 40 years and have participated with members of the family, horses will be strictly grass hay as a lily Reduce vanished. Unless complete the hay with grain to raise the standard carbohydrate and suger is available.
The oats and oat hay were the accepted norm for feeding the horses for three hundred years and will remain, if Miss information such as yours continue to circulate unchallenged. I have not seen a horse went down in a good oat hay, in my own stagle or my veterinary practice. Do not make public a disservice to its line of thought. I do not know what your selling, but I'm not byeing.
However, the article "But he likes," which was referring to was written for show that different types of hay may contain more starch and sugar that horse owners may think. Since Dr. Throgmorton Oat Straw raises, among other types, for sale, which seemed to regard this as an attack on his farm. I just wanted to make the point that the alfalfa is very good to feed the horses if they are supplemented with minerals for a proper balance of the diet.
From the beginning, Horse supplements Sierra Gold ® were produced and sold for horse performance. If Dr. Throgmorton took the time to follow the link to our site, would have seen that what are called "what your selling, but I'm not byeing. "
You are correct that have never ridden in an endurance race. However, I have made my life on horseback in the mountains cowboying Center British Columbia, northern Alberta, the center of Washington and southern California. Many of these days if something was an endurance test for horse and rider.
After calling Dr. Throgmorton and explain my version of events, decided to read section completely and return to me. Instead of returning me an article I have criticized me this message:
Dan, I refer you to an article by Dr. Christopher Pollett and his work on the laminitis. green grass lush are the cause of laminitis due to fructans contained therein, and are not present in the maturity of the hay. Treatment with cold feet, with hay, and many treatment are dry, and not the cause. fructans, the horse digestive enzymes to break
should go to hindgut fermentation is broken by the blind and colon. Simple sugars, proteins and fats are digested by enzymes in the small intestine unless it has a mass of the load. The coarse fiber content and nature mature oat slows the movement of hay ingested material for the enzymes have time to do their job ..
There are seven ingredients in most foods, are carbohydrates (simple sugars and complex compounds), proteins, fats or oils, vitamins, minerals, water and waste. No matter what I think. All foods must be broken to simple compounds to be used by the horse. Simple sugars provide energy to keep the body, providing energy to do the job, and heat to keep the body warm at a constant level. Since the composition of the hay is composed mainly of carbohydrates (simple sugars, starches, cellulose and lignin, hemicellulose), all of which must be broken down into simple sugars to use. There is no such thing as low carb "hay. Sugar flows are concentrated high, the fiber content of less than 18%. No Hay falls into this category.
Researchers are often unique spirit in their research projects and often fail to examine genetic variation and the individual in a population, which can distort the interpretation of the results of their research. Suppose that all horses can be forced to become insulin resistant individual hay containing more than the average blood sugar false. Show me a EMS horse and I'll show you 50 who are not.
The problem is not feeding hay. The problem is that we took the horse's natural environment in which exercise and grazing are constant part of the natural evolution of the horse motif. Too many people own horses and did nothing for them. Horses were designed to be used and do not resist a place to be pampered, fed and admired. "
Well gang, I searched the page Pollett doctor at the University of Australia website. Interesting read. I bet you never guess what I found? It is true that a link with the vision that I had some of my data (for "But he loves" listed in my references), right on the homepage of Dr. Pollett. Kathryn Watts is co-wrote with horses Dr.Pollett documents how to use different types forage. However, according to Dr. Throgmorton, Kathryn is probably one of the researchers who "are often naive in achieving their projects and often do not take into account individual variations in a gene or population, which can distort the interpretation of the results of their investigations. "
Now, last week I talked to Kathryn Watts on the phone at length and, on the basis of my 30 years of experience, she is one of the most open-minded and well experts based business. We agreed on the difficulty of trying to change the minds allopathic and has the advantage of an alternative way to allow horses to grow. Fortunately, many veterans are coming around and embrace a more holistic way to help the horse. On the other hand you have the most narrow of mind and self-indulgence Veterinary Medicine (No drugs or outpatient surgery = no practice) that the hatred of people like me.
This is why veterinarians are willing to consider alternative medicine are the most successful in the industry. However, they need to run the gauntlet of the status quo because they have the courage to break barriers and really make for a horse! No money!
Here's praise by Dr. Kathryn Pollett Watts and others:
"As experts in equine health and hoof care
Dr. Chris Pollitt University of Queensland, AU
"The results Recent Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit have confirmed that horses may develop laminitis when the fermentation of fructans whichever is later. The valuable work of Kathryn Watts, in the estimation of carbohydrate concentration in the diet of different species, apply laboratory results to conditions field and its message is critical that all horses do. "
Pete Ramey Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist,
"Why so horses have constant burning wall and white line separation and why some seem to grass founder of all horses to feet in them? Why are some "innocent looking" seem so bad hay for horses, such as choice of food free candy? The wealth of Kathryn Watts search information and its website has given the world www.safergrass.org useful answers to questions you did not know enough to ask. If you ever have the opportunity to hear in person, be missed! The tools that can add to your bag of tricks are incredible. "
Dr. Sarah Ralston, equine nutritionist, Rutgers University
"The work is revolutionary Katy Watts (in the field of equine nutrition), critical and practical.
Now the way I see it, if Dr. Throgmorton do not like what I say is entitled to their opinions and the ability to raise and sell any type of hay you want. I have no problem with that. Thank God we still live in a free (for now). But when I am attacked and my business and my character are defamed, I will not stand still and let go.
No articles written by anyone who can possibly take in all possible variables. Therefore, when honest heart horse owners read my articles, contact me so I wanted to say something I wrote or for more information so they can do your own research on the subject. So we all learn.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and if you have any questions or comments you can email Dan-mail directly to me sierragoldhorses.com @ or call 208-644-1800.
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I have worked as a livestock nutritionist since 1978 specializing in performance horse nutrition since 1986.
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