TopSpec Laminitis helpline has already been very busy this year
following prolonged spells of frost.
Recent research has shown that increased acidity within the hindgut
makes its walls more permeable ('leaky') and 'laminitis trigger
factors' escape into the bloodstream and trigger laminitis.
This helps to explain why lush or frosted grazing has to be limited
for horses and ponies susceptible to laminitis
Fibre-digesting bacteria in the horse's hindgut thrive in a near-neutral
environment. If carbohydrate overload into the hindgut (from too
much intake of grass or cereal-based feed) occurs, sugar and starch
digesting bacteria flourish, producing lactic acid, and so increasing
the acidity of the hindgut contents.
in those cases where a digestive upset is the cause of an attack
of laminitis the helpline advice will centre on re-establishing
the correct bacterial population and therefore the correct acidity
in the hindgut.
Comprehensive supplement is a superb supplement for the nutritional
support of horses and ponies susceptible to or recovering
Comprehensive consists of a top specification broad-spectrum
supplement expertly blended with the levels of micronutrients
found in the most commonly needed specialised supplements
plus yeast products to help maintain correct acidity in the
means that it is the most fully comprehensive supplement you
can feed to a laminitic horse or pony and it offers nutritional
support for recovery from every known angle.
Comprehensive is uniquely effective because it combines many
A new form of pure, protected yeast that creates beneficial conditions
for the growth of fibre digesting (cellulolytic) bacteria in the
hindgut. Recent research has demonstrated that this new form of
yeast can help prevent a dangerous increase in acidity. Our helpline
nutritionists also recommend a high-fibre, low sugar and starch
diet to help correct hindgut acidity.
Mannan oligosaccharides, which bond with pathogenic (undesirable)
bacteria, removing them from the gut, leaving the beneficial, fibre-digesting,
bacteria free to multiply.
A fully comprehensive range of vitamins, minerals, trace-elements
and amino-acids included at the optimum levels needed in the most
stressful situations, which is vital for horses and ponies on restricted
rations, both for normal metabolism and to enable natural tissue
repair to take place.
An effective level of biotin (15mg/100g), which in association with
the methionine, lysine, calcium, zinc, copper, iodine, and vitamin
A present will greatly improve the quality of new hoof growth and
strengthen the bonds between the laminae.
Powerful levels of antioxidants including vitamins A, C and E plus
selenium to help reduce the undesirable effects caused in a stressed
order to be effective TopSpec Comprehensive must be used in conjunction
with a sensible feeding and management programme. TopSpec's nutritionists
provide unlimited free advice about nutrition and management, tailored
to the needs of your horse or pony, whether or not any product is
Laminitis Helpline no: 0870-240-6596