Laminitis Prevention & Hoof care with Fibregenix Low-Cal Diet Feed Balancer
Laminitis is the scourge of modern feeding practices and continues to be a killer of many horses and ponies. Even mild cases can have a detrimental and long term effect so it is an issue that needs to be taken very seriously. Once the sensitive hoof structures have been damaged by laminitis, it can be a long drawn out process to recover the health of the hoof.
Laminitis is often linked to the over-consumption of starch and sugars, and In order to help prevent this overload to the digestive system, Fibregenix has formulated Lami Low-Cal which as its name implies, is a low calorie diet feed balancer that is high in fibre, whole cereal and molasses free and exceptionally low in sugar and starch whilst still providing every essential nutrient required on a daily basis for horse and ponies that are prone to laminitis or weight gain.
Of particular benefit is the combination of a digestive enhancer package and gut health package to promote digestive health and assist in reducing lactic acid levels and preventing the deleterious effect of an increase in a pathogenic bacteria population. Low-Cal contains a superior equine approved live yeast probiotic renowned for promoting effective gut motility and function, MOS & FOS prebiotics to assist in the removal of pathogenic bacteria for a healthy gut environment and improve the immune system, plus a comprehensive hoof supplement which includes biotin, methionine, lysine, and organic chelated zinc and copper. These amino acids, vitamins and mineral nutrients are highly important in the formation of pliable, good quality hooves and in addition, Organic MSM has also been added to the formulation providing a source of sulphur which is essential for the development of hoof wall material.
Low-Cal contains and added Nucleotide supplement – nucleotides are the molecules that make up the structural units of DNA and RNA, and these are especially beneficial to laminitics due to their integral role in the repair of the damaged laminae brought on by a laminitis attack. They do this by increasing the number of red blood cells in the body so that more oxygen can be carried to the injured tissue, boosting the oxygen flow and helping your horse or pony back into recovery and work as soon as possible. Additionally, nucleotides promote rapid cell proliferation which aids the growth of the hoof wall. Another benefit of including nucleotides in Low-Cal is that they play a key part in maintaining a healthy immune system, so any bacterial infections present which are particularly common in the hoof can be effectively fought.
Low-Cal contains a balanced ratio of both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids improving overall health and well-being in the laminitic. Omega 3 is particularly important in the role of hoof care as it has healing properties and is a natural anti-inflammatory essential fatty acid. Omega 3 deficiencies can exacerbate hoof wall problems so ensuring the diet is not deficient in this essential fatty acid is paramount.
Adding Fibregenix Lami Low-Cal to your horse or pony’s diet is therefore key to avoiding the negatives issues that accompany metabolic problems such as laminitis and can also assist in maintaining general good health and well-being along with good husbandry standards into the future.