Heidi asks for recommendations for her cresty neck horse


Hi I have a welsh mountain poy stallion that has a massive cresty neck
and I am neck sweating him 24/7 and have him on only soy and low gi
feeds, I just cannot get rid of his cresty neck and as I show him its
not a good look_ What can I do?? Please help


Hello Heidi.

My first recommendation is to try and get my feeding program in place as soon as possible.

Please review FeedForSuccess.com There is lots of information there
as well as in "The Library". In fact I have an audio, from a presentation
at the Spring 2011 EQUINE AFFAIRE, "Fat, Overweight and Cresty-Necked Horses"
that you will find available on this page:

One of the components of the feeding program, is our (nature's) RED CAL
salt/mineral free-choice fed alternative to junky rocks/blocks.

We have a version of the RED CAL (Hi-Mag) that has extra added Magnesium
that is more suited for the challenges such as yours.

While I would hope you would consider adhering to the program 100%,
Red Cal should be provided regardless of what you decide/continue to feed.

In addition to the above, I have a "Critical Care" Metabolic formula that by the
what you tell me should be provided to help get under control. It is pricey, but
nothing like it. At this time we are out-of-stock but should have back soon,
but still get the rest into place to have the proper foundation in place.

Also, if you want to see more of the same as I have mentioned above, you
can visit and browse through pages on the subject of "cresty neck" here:

I hope this is helpful to you and you are soon on the way to clearing this up.

Thanks for asking Heidi,

Dr. Dan

Janet asks about EMS cresty neck horse and our “Critical Care” formula

I am supplementing my EMS horse with ____________.  

Listened to Dr. Dan speech on cresty neck horses.  Found Critical Care product and ingredients.  $275 for 2 month supply!! Expensive. _________________ has all ingredients of Critical Care and about $100 less for 2 mo. supply.  What makes Critical Care so expensive and why is it better than ________________?  Dr. Dan. says CC will get rid of cresty neck.  Is this realistic?  Glycocemic EQ hasn't gotten rid of cresty neck . . . why would CC?  Weight reduction has reduced cresty neck. Janet

Hi Janet. I sure do appreciate you taking the time to listen to one of my audios and considering our products.

I am not familiar with that product and I don't do comparisons anyhow. Sorry but I am only concerned with making sure what is in our products are there and they are of the best quality. (and providing value) There are plenty of knockoffs out there– I [usually] see them when they suddenly spring up. Again this one you mention I haven't..

(I guess one could always try to compare a multi-vitamen bought at the Dollar Store to one bought at a health store (or us))

I just know that our Critical Care is awesome and yes it is
pricey (I even say so in so many places) — pricey yet valuable.

When combined with our overall feeding program ( WhatToFeedYourHorse.com )
(using the Hi-Mag version of RED CAL in this instance) generally only a tub or two
of the CC is needed. CC + Feed For Success is the optimum combination.

This combination has helped so many through the years.

Here is a testimonial that was posted that may be of interest:

Again, I appreciate you considering our products for your current challenge
and hope this other info is of help. Do keep me posted Janet.

Thanks for asking!

Dr. Dan

Brenda with an update on Megan for us all…


Hi Dr Dan,
Just thought you would like an update on my little girl Megan……..after only 4 months her thyroid levels are in normal ranges. She loves her whole oats with Weight Check Oil and Just for Oats diet! I saw positive attitude and activity results in just weeks but the truth was in her blood work. I do believe your supplements and especially your Critical Care OHI have saved her life. We've gotten back in the showpen and she's so willing and happy and responsive.

It's been an amazing change of so many things with her prior condition. Please pass me along if anyone is having doubt about making these changes to diet and such. I followed your every direction and I'm so glad I listened to your advice and challenged the norm!!
And you know what…as pricey as the changes seemed in the beginning(as you know I went full boat), it was far cheaper than vet bills and prescription fees and the risks with the usual medications.

Thank you Dr Dan!
Brenda K.
How much longer should I keep her on the Critical Care OHI formula?
She has lost pretty much all her weight that she needed to loose but is still a little bit cresty on the neck only and that seems to still be diminishing…no longer at the dock at all…….
Thanks so much for sharing Brenda- that is great news for sure!

After the crest is gone for a month or so u can stop CC.

Again thanks!