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.)
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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