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2021 Updated Wellness Maintenance Calendar

Here are the annual wellness programs for my own horses, dogs, cats and goats.  All items marked with an asterisk* are from Dynamite Specialty Products and can be found on the website www.dynamitemarketing.com/carrieeastman 

My horses
Jan – March

amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix* topdressed daily at labeled amount
prebiotic* as needed when barometric pressure makes a big change quickly or when there is mental stress

Stop topdress one day per week (free choices are still offered)

April

Stop the chelated topdress mix entirely.  Continue the 5 free choices.

May

28 days herbal detoxification blend* , or Land of Havilah parasite cleanse or Fir Meadow parasite cleanse

June-Sept

same program as April

Oct

28 days herbal detoxification blend* , or Land of Havilah parasite cleanse or Fir Meadow parasite cleanse

after detoxification, restart January program without diatomaceous earth mix

Nov-Dec

same program as April
Important Notes:
Individual horses may need additional supplements at various times.  During parasite season, horses get the 7-day parasite cleanse as needed.​  Contact me for the 7-day recipe.
If copper deficiency is a problem either due to lack of copper or excess soil iron, you can add bluestone/copper sulfate to a bucket of water (1 pinch per 5 gallon bucket) and offer free choice OR blend a bit (I use no more than 1/2 oz per pound) of copper sulfate powder into the free choice vitamin/mineral salt mix.
I add 1 part of the trace mineral/fulvic acid mix to 5 parts of the vitamin/mineral salt mix, measured by weight.

My goats

Their calendar has no months listed, as each farm (mine included) cycles around the breeding and kidding, which varies each year

Year-Round Basics – for bucks, does, kids

free choice calcium phosphorus mixes* in 1:1 and 2:1 ratios

natural trace mineral salt* or Redmond salt

naturally-chelated trace mineral blend with fulvic acids*
free choice amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix* for browsers and grazers OR free choice amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix* for horses (higher selenium and copper)  I prefer the horse mix.

1 month before breeding
herbal detoxifier blend* for 14 days at 1 tsp/40 lbs bodyweight, twice daily in feed

During breeding season

The year-round free choice basics, plus 1 pinch amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix* for horses topdressed for bucks and does

During pregnancy and lactation

The year-round free choice basics, plus 1 pinch amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix* for horses topdressed for the does only

After weaning and before next pre-breeding cycle

Year-round free choice basics for all goats
herbal detoxifier* blend for 14 days at 1 tsp/40 lbs bodyweight, twice daily in feed as needed for parasites
Important Notes:
Individual goats may need additional supplements at various times.  During parasite season, goats get the 14-day parasite cleanse as needed.​  Contact me for the 14-day recipe.
If copper deficiency is a problem either due to lack of copper or excess soil iron, you can add bluestone/copper sulfate to a bucket of water (1 pinch per 5 gallon bucket) and offer free choice OR blend a bit (I use no more than 1/2 oz per pound) of copper sulfate powder into the free choice vitamin/mineral salt mix.
I add 1 part of the trace mineral/fulvic acid mix to 5 parts of the vitamin/mineral salt mix, measured by weight.
My Dogs
Corn-free chemical-free canola-free dog food, preferably using rice or potato or sweet potato as the binder (ask me about my favorite)

prebiotic* as needed

 

May and October
herbal detoxifier blend* for 28 days (stop other supplements)

My Cats

Daily topdressed amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix and liquid enzyme/prebiotic*

Corn-free chemical-free canola-free cat food, preferably using rice or potato or sweet potato as the binder (would use wet food if solely indoors)
I may add a pinch of diatomaceous earth/bentonite/digestive aid blend* or montmorrillonite clay* if needed for parasites.

*All Dynamite products may be ordered from www.dynamitespecialty.com/carrieeastman 
or contact your Dynamite distributor


Copyright ©2016, 2017, 2021 Carrie Eastman.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or American Veterinary Medical Association, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your veterinarian about any changes to your animal’s health program.

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