Uckele hair test

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  1. Adopt an Equine

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    Not uckele...but there's a woman in TX (Patsy Bullard)who does muscle testing and is amazing with her results. If you google her, and 'ultimate dressage'...there is a 50+ page thread about people that have used her. I also have students that have used her with great results. people and horses! dogs, cats, etc.
     
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    Hair tests are no good when testing for minerals. You could send in two different color hairs from the same horse, like a paint horse, and get two different results.
     
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    And you might think about who benefits if your horse comes up needing a ton of supplements? Might it be the same people doing the test as are selling the stuff?
     
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    ^^^ I believe it tests for more than just mineral levels. His mane's solid black...

    Our company does random drug testing via hair samples, maybe I'll find out he smoked pot and that's why he's so laid back???
     
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    Yes, they sell supplements as well. Vet recommended due to some of the issues he has, it's eliminated much of the guessing in other client's horses.
     
  7. Taxi Jumper

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    Yes, well no matter the hair color. Different colored hair will contain different mineral levels, and probably whatever else they test for.

    A professor of mine has her masters in equine nutrition. She said she sent in hair from the same horse, some brown hairs, some white. She labeled them with two different horse names, so pretending they were two different horses. IF the test were valid, the results would come back the same despite the hair colors, but they came back completely different. That to me says that the results are invalid.

    Detecting marijuana on the other hand... quite possible. Maybe your horses 'grass' isn't a cool season grass mix :p.
     
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    uckele is an excellent company, and if the mineral analysis was not accurate, they would not use it on humans to find arsenic poisoning, lead, and human imbalances as well, but it does depend on the lab thats doing the testing. Knowing uckele, they probably have one of the best , they are a human supplement company as well as equine, canine, and i believe feline as well , so the products are high quality. I do know a person that did the hair test and they found high levels of zinc, finding that the galvanised water tub was rusted and causing the zinc in the water to raise the horses levels as well.. causing birth defects and deaths in the foals on a farm. The farm is local to me and i used to work delivering foals-so I do know them firsthand.I dont know how it would work as far as vitamins etc.. for metals and poisons i think it would work- does for humans.

    i have a good friend that does muscle testing, while shes excellent at it, it has to do alot with who is doing the testing... that can vary just as much.
     
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    Interesting. I've found lots of positive posts on their products, just not anything on the testing itself.

    This suggestion came the same day my dog's vet told me she may need hip replacement so I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I like my vets and all but seeing them every week is getting to be $$$$$$$. I don't see my '11 bonus spending much time in my checking account...
     
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    Yes you will find some stuff in hair, but it is all previous intake and may not reflect current problems. Usually when looking at mineral balances in humans don't they do blood testing? I am not an expert by any means, but have heard that this is not the most reliable way to test your horse.
     






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