Resist Infection With Actimune
new product has been launched in the UK to help horses cope
with stressful situations, such as training, traveling or
weaning, and give them added protection against viral and
bacterial infection when they are most vulnerable.
Actimune is a unique feed supplement that has been developed
to maintain a healthy immune system. Modern stabling, feeding
and training methods, as well as traveling, competing, weaning
and similar stressful situations, often leave horses susceptible
to any illness going. Coughs and colds are, at least, debilitating,
and at worst can result in damage to the lungs that will end
the career of a performance or competition horse.
dealing with young stock, many breeders are now starting with a
regime that includes Actimune to ensure maximum resistance to viruses
at an early stage. The Cheveley Park Stud, Newmarket, is an advocate
of starting young. A spokesman said "We have fed Actimune to
a selected number of our foals and yearlings over the past 12 months
and early indications are that Actimune does boost their immune
system, giving these individuals a noticeably better defense against
The stresses and strains of training and traveling can be detrimental
to the immune system of performance horses throughout their careers.
Dr Chris Gilbert, a top equine vet in the USA, was the first to
put Actimune to the test and continues to recommend it for horses
of all ages. He says "Quite honestly, I've found very few horses
that don't respond to Actimune. My clients are extremely happy with
the consistent performance they see, and there's a marked reduction
in the amount of illness we see in these horses".
Jean Lamb DVM, Kentucky
Jean Lamb, a veterinary surgeon from Kentucky, has also had
outstanding results. "I feed Actimune to thoroughbred foals
and yearlings under my care as well as my own competition horses.
In all cases I have seen how Actimune, by maximizing the effectiveness
of the immune system, enables horses to resist infection. Actimune
also has some important side benefits, including maintaining
appetite under high stress conditions. I would recommend Actimune
to anyone wanting to maximize a horse's ability to keep itself
healthy without resorting to the use of prescription drugs".
Actimune is an all-natural feed supplement formulated by equine
nutritionists and veterinary surgeons. Its formula has been
developed through extensive research to maximize the healthy
function of three key systems in the horse:
Actimune provides an effective immune system booster by stimulating
the horse's natural defense against bacterial and viral infection.
" The inclusion of a yeast culture aids digestion and improves
the absorption of critical nutrients
" Improved performance may be seen as a result of increased
red blood cell production, which will improve the oxygen carrying
capacity of the blood, and increased ability to handle stress.
Actimune is a palatable, apple-flavoured powder that is fed in small
quantities with the normal feed.
For more information, contact the UK distributors, American Thoroughbred
Products, on 01985 844613.