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Re: IR symptoms

Greetings 10Walker,

How wonderful -- congratulations on a job, well done!

Glanzen Lite Complete does not contain added magnesium, so I recommend continuing on a maintenance dose of Quiessence -- 1 scoop per 500 lbs of body weight. If that's 2 scoops per day, you can try reducing it to 1 to 1 1/2 scoops per day and watch for any beginnings of fat deposits.

All the best,

Dr. Getty
Author of Feed Your Horse Like A horse

My twh gelding's IR symptoms (that I listed above) are now completely gone, thanks to Quiessence (since Jan. 2010) and Glanzen Lite Complete (since Feb.2010). He now get 2 scoops of Glanzen Lite complete and 2 Scoops of Quiessence, and 1 Tbs. plain salt with 1/2 lb. alfalfa pellets as carrier. Do I wean him off the Quiessence? Is there enough magnesium in GLC. Thanks again for this advice that has helped my horse so much.

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