Support for horses suffering from the Equine Metabolic Syndrome, laminitis or the Cushing’s Syndrome.
Glucogard has been formulated to balance a deficiency in nutrients that frequently leads to an insulin resistance, to circulatory disorders and soft tissue injuries in the hoof. It is recommended to supplement the daily feed ration of horses susceptible to laminitis with Glucogard.
Specific risk reduction
Glucogard has been specifically designed to address the needs of horses suffering from the Equine Metabolic or the Cushing’s Syndrome or horses susceptible to laminitis. In this situation, it is important to increase the tissue’s responsiveness to insulin on the basis of a diet low in grain. According to the latest science findings, this considerably reduces the risk of laminitis.
The functional nutrients in Glucogard can provide valuable assistance in this respect. The sugar and insulin metabolism depends on B-vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, manganese and trivalent chromium. Cell-protective vital nutrients such as vitamin E and selenium contribute to the insulin molecule’s integrity and protect the hoof corium against inflammation, additionally assisted by nutrients derived from brewer’s yeast and special fodder herbs which support the insulin with the blood sugar control.
Glucogard contains all mentioned active agents in biologically active form, including chromium as component of the brewer’s yeast and supplemented herbs.
Protecting the hoof complex
Circulatory disorders in the hoof complex are known to encourage the development of laminitis, accompanied by decomposition of lamellar horn and corium structures and powered by inflammatory activities. Thus functional nutrients have to fulfil an important task as they have to ensure a sufficient blood circulation and to control the inflammatory activities. Deficiencies in supplementing these active agents in sufficient quantities with the food can lead to a weakened immune system and promote the development of laminitis.
Brewer’s yeast 40%, herbs (milk thistle, blueberry foliar, shepherd’s purse, buckwheat herb, marjoram, fenugreek, anise, fennel) 28%, linseed and sunflower oil cold pressed 6%, malt yeast-mixture, ginger, carnitine, cinnamon, salt, garlic, magnesium acetate, magnesium fumarate, sea algae chalk, artichoke, sea algae flour, honey
Raw protein 18,0 %, Raw fibre 7,5 %, Raw fat 7,5 %, Raw ash 13,0 %, Calcium 1,0 %, Phosphorus 0,8 %, Magnesium 1,0 %, Sodium 0,9 %
|Nutritional additives (per Kg)||
Vitamin A 50.000 IE, Vitamin D3 5.500 IE, Vitamin E 5.500 mg, Vitamin B1 100 mg, Vitamin B2 150 mg, Vitamin B6 100 mg, Vitamin B12 150 mcg, Biotin 10.000 mcg, Nicotinic acid 150 mg, Folic acid 15 mg, Pantothenic acid 140 mg, Choline chloride 2.000 mg
|Microelements (per Kg)||
Iron 150 mg, Zinc 2.600 mg, Manganese 3.500 mg, Copper 850 mg, Iodine 1 mg, Cobalt 20 mg, Selenium 4 mg
(for example: in combination with Equigard or pure rough feed ration): – nutritional support to treat acute laminitis: 50 g per 100 kg body weight daily; if required, suspend in water and give with an oral applicator. – after laminitis has ended: 30 g a day initially, then 20 g daily per 100 kg body weight for several months. – for metabolic and hoof support of horses susceptible to laminitis. For example, in seasons or with weather and pasture conditions known to contribute to the development of laminitis: 20 g daily per 100 kg body weight, for example for 2 – 8 weeks.