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Laminitis prevention and hoof care

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’s an issue that needs to be taken very seriously. Once the sensitive hoof structures have been damaged by laminitis. It’s a long-drawn-out process to recover the health of the hoof so laminitis prevention is the key.

A helping hand

Laminitis is often linked to the over-consumption of starch and sugars. In order to help prevent this overload to the digestive system, Fibregenix has formulated the ultimate helping hand. Lami Low-Cal, which as its name implies, is a low-calorie diet feed balancer. High in fibre, whole cereal and molasses free and exceptionally low in sugar and starch.  It provides every beneficial essential nutrient required daily for horse and ponies that are prone to laminitis or weight gain.

Gut health benefits

Of particular benefit is the combination of a digestive enhancer pack and gut health pack. These serve to promote digestive health, assisting to reduce lactic acid levels. In addition, preventing the deleterious effect of an increase in a pathogenic bacteria population.

Lami Low-Cal’s digestive enhancer pack contains a superior equine approved live yeast probiotic. Researched and proven in studies to increase fibre digestibility. It’s important when a horse or pony is on a restricted or nutritionally poor-quality fibre diet.  Also included is a MOS  prebiotic that assists in the removal of pathogenic bacteria for an improved healthy gut environment.  Additionally, the FOS prebiotic  provides a food source for the beneficial gut bacteria. This unique prebiotic has the added benefit of immune system boosting properties for laminitis prevention.

Power of purified Nucleotides

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A unique and innovative addition to the complex formulation of Lami Low-Cal is an added Nucleotide supplement. Nucleotides are the molecules that make up the structural units of DNA and RNA. 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. This boosts the oxygen flow and helps 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 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.

Comprehensive hoof supplement

The comprehensive hoof supplement in Lami Low-Cal 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. As a further benefit, Organic MSM has also been added to the balancer formulation providing a source of sulphur which is also essential for the development of hoof wall material.

Beneficial Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

Lami Low-Cal contains a balanced ratio of both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids improving overall health and well-being in the laminitic horse or pony. 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.

No brainer…

Adding Fibregenix Lami Low-Cal to your horse or pony’s diet is, therefore, a valuable asset in the diet to help fight the negatives issues that accompany metabolic problems such as laminitis.  Furthermore, it will also assist in maintaining general good health and well-being along with good husbandry standards into the future.

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