Michael A. Ball, DVM, completed an internship in medicine and surgery and an internship in anesthesia at the University of Georgia in 1994, a residency in internal medicine, and graduate work in pharmacology at Cornell University in 1997, and was on staff at Cornell before starting Early Winter Equine Medicine & Surgery located in Ithaca, . He is also an FEI veterinarian and works internationally with the United States Equestrian Team. Ball authored Understanding The Equine Eye , Understanding Basic Horse Care , and Understanding Equine First Aid , published by Eclipse Press and available at or by calling 800/582-5604.
Nice article. I’m convinced that Boron, is an essential nutrient(and here in the states we have one of the lowest intakes of it), They’ve found so many ways that its beneficial(hormone, bone, joint….) for health) and almost no negative effects until absurd amounts are given. Boric acid is used in automotive oil as a colloid. It has the unusual property that the higher the pressure the more it lubricates. I think it may do the same in humans(it is concentrated in joint fluid). I had shoulder joint pain that prevented me from benching-3 days of 30mg/day boron eliminated it. Also note that boron is highly concentrated in the heart and testes.