Animed Remission supplement for horses prone to founder
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Product Review: Animed Remission

Going from relatively little grass, to a lush spring pasture, can easily bring on Laminitis, if not founder.

Jaworzno came with a pronounced crest, and signs of IR (Insulin Resistance).  Since he’s been on Remission from AniMed, the crest has shrunken and softened, and he can now be out all day without me worrying.  Wonderful!

Remission is definitely Dressage On a Dime approved – very low-priced and comes with more benefits than just lessening the risk of founder – Hoof and coat quality, plus digestive benefits.  A tub will last over 4 months when fed at the maintenance dose of 1/2 ounce.

So far it has worked really well for us!  It is in a mini crumble form, and some is always left at the bottom of the feed pan.  A pellet would be better, but I bet the price would go up then.  If he stops eating it, I will try Quiessence, (already have a month’s worth coming from SmartPak.com to try) but then there wouldn’t be all the other benefits included in Remission.  Fed in beet pulp it’s not an issue.  If we have continued snags my vet will test him early this summer so we can know more.  Just keep an eye on any other supplements already fed – this one has some selenium and it’s possible to overdose on that.  (Quiessence does not have any selenium.)

Remission From AniMed

Love a supplement that actually does what it says, and more!  You can find Remission at AniMed here. Here is the low-down on the product from AniMed’s website:

Recommended for horses prone to the risk of founder. REMISSION is a scientifically engineered blend of supportive natural ingredients with probiotics and a functional carbohydrate (second generation prebiotic).  Nutritional support for horses foundered or prone to the risk of founder.  REMISSION contains magnesium, antioxidants, Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids and Amino Acids. GUARANTEED ANALYSIS per ounce (2 scoop):  l-Lysine 2150mg, Methionine 3000mg, Linolenic Acid (Omega 3 Fatty Acid) 510mg, Magnesium 6000mg, Selenium 1ppm, Zinc 100mg, Biotin 20mg, Niacin 40mg, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 1200mg, Vitamin E 70IU, Total Lactic Acid Bacteria (Probiotics) 175 million CFU Ingredients:  Magnesium Oxide, Flaxseed Meal, Dl-Methionine, Stabilized Rice Bran, l-Lysine, Biotin, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation solubles, Zinc Proteinate, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Yeast Extract, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, Enterococcus (Streptococcus) faecium fermentation product, Bifidobacterium longum fermentation product, Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, mixed alpha tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), Flax Seed Oil, Niacin, Silica.

Directions for use: One ounce (2 tbsp) per day per 1,000 lbs of body weight until symptoms subside. Then 1/2 ounce (1 tbsp) per 1,000 lbs of body weight per day.  Includes double-sided tbsp/tsp scoop.  Best results occur when used in conjunction with a feeding program based on a diet high in fiber and low in simple carbohydrates.

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8 thoughts on “Product Review: Animed Remission

  1. Are you still using this? I’m looking for a magnesium supplement for my horse’s hooves (he’s an easy keeper, but so far hasn’t foundered and doesn’t show signs of IR) and this was suggested, but I don’t know anyone who has ever used it. Should I try this or do you know of another magnesium supplement that might work? Thanks!

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    • Well, there’s never any guarantee with any of these supplements. But if he has a history of having a difficult time each spring with the grass, then why not give it a shot?
      I’ll be using it this spring for my new mare for at least 2-3 months. She has some “rings” on her hooves, from last year, and I suspect perhaps they came from getting on too rich grass…

      I like Remission because it’s easy to feed, and unlike some other, straight magnesium, supplements it’s also got other nutrients in it that can help with hoof health. Biotin in specific always helps the hooves.

      I just mix up the crumbles with some other tasty pellets and most horses eat it. Or, even better, in a wet beet pulp mix.
      Quissence (spelling?) is used by a lot of people and many like it, but the price point is higher, and also there is no specific “hoof health” support.

      I’ve also used Sup-per Mag, which is the straight magnesium. Definitely only works in a beet pulp mash that one.

      And also, Smartpak has a formula I tried, but the taste was really difficult for the two horses I fed it to, so I don’t think I’ll buy that one again. Strong smell, I thought.
      You might have success with that one if your horse is happy to eat just about anything 🙂

      Let me know how it turns out!!

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      • Thank you for all of the information!! My horse has the rings too. He also has toe first landings and stands with his front feet under him. So even though he isn’t lame I want to try something before it turns into something worse. I think I will definitely try this stuff and I’ll let you know how it works out for him. Thank you!!!

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        • Hi just a heads up – I’m not expert in this, but with laminitis/founder, horses tend to stand with the front feet OUT Forward, not in, under the body, no? I know you’re looking into whether he’s magnesium deficient, and that was the main reason for using Remission. I looked at your latest post (cute horse by the way!) and I see your points with using magnesium haha 😉
          Just wanted to point out that I don’t think you’re looking at founder if he’s standing like that.
          Argh, we twist ourselves into little balls trying to understand it all… I’d say ask your vet if you have a good one you feel is up to date on the latest research on these things. If you start looking for too much advice online, you’ll run into people telling you he’s got Navicular too, with the toe first landing you mentioned… No need to get too crazy with it all 🙂

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          • Oh no I don’t think he has founder!!! The reasoning behind the magnesium according to the website I linked is that it can cause muscle problems and the posture comes from tension. Supposedly the magnesium relaxes those muscles and their posture relaxes. It allows them to stride out and land heel first. I have no idea if any of that is true, but I’m willing to try a completely harmless supplement to see if it makes a difference. 🙂 I just don’t want the toe first landings to stress his tendons or cause problems in the long run. Trying to be proactive hehe. I hadn’t thought about asking my vet. I’ve discussed it with my farrier and she thinks I’m crazy or paranoid. I’ll check with my vet and see if she’s up to date on all of this stuff or not. It’s hard to find equine professionals in the boonies who aren’t the, if it’s not bleeding don’t fix it mentality. I’m all for preventative care instead of waiting for things to become a big problem. 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog! I’ll definitely keep it all in perspective though and not let anyone try to convince me he’s dying or something haha. Thanks for the heads up!!!

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          • 🙂
            Yeah, sometimes it seems there are only two camps and we’re standing in the middle “overdiagnoze” or “never do nothing”. 🙂 OK let me know how it goes.
            I’ll be starting up the Remission here soon, as we are in California and most grass burns up in summer… (we irrigate though so there is always something)

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