Lamigard pellets Advanced Care, 1,5kg
Lamigard pellets contain a potent blend of key nutrient and plant extracts to help in long term nutritional management of horses and ponies prone to both SIRS laminitis and those with endocrine dysfunction
Lamigard Advanced Care pellets are low in sugar and starch, high fibre, easy to feed and suitable for horses and ponies on very low, or no other concentrate feed, and provide:
- Potent Antioxidant support from key vitamins and minerals, as well as plant-based extracts
- Pre and Probiotics for hindgut support, as well as an MOS (mannan oligosaccharide) to bind undesirable microbes, and take them out of the gut
- A combination of minerals and plant extracts including magnesium and cinnamon to support the endocrine (insulin) system
- Folic acid to support the vascular system
- High levels of biotin, plus MSM and zinc to support hoof quality and growth.
Nutritional support for horses and ponies, especially during Spring and Autumn months
- Lamigard Advanced Care Pellets deliver a unique approach to the nutritional management and metabolic support for horses and ponies.
Findings about laminitis from recent studies
Historically, most laminitis cases were thought to be caused as a result of an inflammatory response, from over consumption of pasture and other feeds which are high in soluble carbohydrates, leading to a disruption to the hindgut microbiome, which caused the release of endotoxins, and the excessive production of free radicals from oxidation.
The actual physiological responses which lead to laminitis are still unclear, but it is thought that the inflammatory response and the high level of damaging free radicals produced by oxidation during the inflammatory response ultimately affect blood supply to the feet. The restriction of blood to the feet causes damage and death to the laminae, resulting in pain and lameness, and in severe cases, rotation of the pedal bone.
Excessive concussion of the feet, retained placenta in broodmares, systemic infections and supporting limb (following an injury) laminitis are also all thought to result in laminitis as a result of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) – Laminitis caused by inflammation and resulting oxidative damage.
However, recent studies have reported that a high proportion of laminitis cases are now thought to occur as a result of Endocrine or hormonal dysfunction.
These hormone imbalances can occur either as a result of PPID (Pars Pituitary Intermedia Dysfunction, commonly known as Cushings Disease), or a range of syndromes referred to as Equine Metabolic Syndrome or EMS. These disorders are characterised by, amongst other symptoms, insulin resistance (IR) and maybe be genetic in origin, as there seems to be a high incidence in Native ponies and some draft breeds.
Again, it is not yet fully clear why higher than normal insulin levels can result in laminitis, but one theory is that insulin resistance may be associated with high levels of key proteins which cause vasoconstriction or narrowing of blood vessels in the feet. This is thought to result in narrowing and stretching of the lamellar cells over a period of time, before symptoms of pain and lameness become obvious to the owner – unlike SIRS laminitis, which is usually rapid in onset.
Other Useful Products
Everyday Vitamins and Minerals – to provide broad spectrum mineral and vitamin support for horses and ponies on forage based or very concentrate feed regimes. A cost-effective broad spectrum supplement for general health.
Buteless Xtra Strength Solution -to provide comfort and support if necessary, following discussion with your vet.
Although Equine America (UK) products have always been free from prohibited substances, our new UFAS and BETA NOPS certifications will provide further reassurance in the light of the recent high profile prohibited substances cases, giving our customers peace of mind regarding FEI and BEF prohibited substances, enabling full traceability.
In order to comply with the rules and regulations regarding these certifications, we are only able to use certain suppliers, who are also certified, and so have had to make a change to our supply of ingredients and will not be adding colourants to the products.