Interview with Dr. Dan Moore, ‘The Natural Vet’


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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6 Responses

  1. Robynne Catheron says:

    I loved this interview. One, because I have such respect for the knowledge, experience and wisdom you both have, and two, because I use Dr Dan’s “Feed for Success” plan! Believe me, it works. No more hoof abcesses, rain rot, scratches/mud fever, or photosensitivity. Not one speck of ill health or poor immune system in over four years! I give 100% credit to The Natural Vet for that.

    Thank you, Casie for sharing this.

  2. Kathy says:

    Didn’t I read here a while back that omega 9’s are NOT good?? Disagree with feeding oats. All grains are carbs and horses thrive on LOW carb diet. Supplements can be added to a small amount of red flaky wheat bran & a little water to make ’em stick to the bran so the horse can’t pick through feed. I’m feeding garlic (1 tblsp per day – start off with 1/4 tsp and gradually work up as horse gets used to it) for parasites and my horse has been “clean” for quite some time. Fed DE during summer for same purpose as Traditional Chinese Medicine classifies garlic as “hot” and who needs extra heat in summer? All that being said, I have used Dr. Dan’s dewormer (has garlic in it) and been happy with it. Just started my horse on mineral supplement recently. Will see how that goes.

    • Casie says:

      Hi Kathy–the vets and other people I interview don’t always reflect my own personal views on nutrition (or other things), but I think we can learn something from each of them. Dr. Moore certainly made me think more about free-choice minerals and I have since experimented with them (it was quite expensive though!). Like you, I’m still leery of feeding oats–especially since I have two horses with IR. I fed his weight check soybean oil to one of my horses recently on the premise that soybean oil is cooling (in TCM) and this mare had excess heat in the body (skin allergy issues). It certainly seemed to help. But yes, I prefer feeding more omega 3’s than 6’s and 9’s on a regular basis–I use flaxseed for this. That’s good to hear about the dewormer–may have to try that as well!

      • Kathy says:

        Ahhh, good to know about soybean oil. Thanks! I think its important to do our own research and take what experts say with a grain of salt (or minerals, haha) and use common sense. Helps to keep good notes and be observant. Thanks for all your research, interviews, and info! Great resource!

        • Casie says:

          Yes, we definitely have to do our own research and go with what we feel is best for our horses–we know them better than anyone else does. 🙂

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