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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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I have a 6 year old Paint Gelding ("Harley", aka "Porkchop") that I would like to find a calming aid for...he is overly alert and very high energy. He is in good health and very fit. He is much like a little boy with Attention Deficiet Disorder. Is there anything that I can feed him that would take the edge off his high energy ways?


Where are you from? Noterhn Lower Michigan

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Re: calm-aid

Collen ~ I to have a QH that is VERY full of energy and Dr. Getty recommended Quienssence and it worked wonders!!! I don't want to try to tell you what to use and Dr. Getty will recommend what she thinks, but it sure helped my guy. I can actually handle him on the trails now. Good Luck

Where are you from? Illinois

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Re: calm-aid

Hi Coleen,

Providing magnesium along with he other nutrients in Quiessence (as Vicky indicated) is a great place to start. The directions state 4 scoops (ounces) per day, but I would suggest only two ounces until you see results and then you can reduce to a one ounce maintenance dosage.

This will very likely make a difference. Please keep me posted.

All the best,

Dr. Getty