Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2021

July 2021

Holistic Horsekeeping
How to have a healthy happy horse.
Volume 26, Number 7


In This Issue:

1. Comparing Karbo Products and Spine and Nerve for EPM

2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job?


1. Comparing Karbo Products and Spine and Nerve for EPM

Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) is treatable when caught is the early stages. For early symptoms I prefer natural products. The products I have had the most successful outcomes with are Epic plus Karbo pellets, Karbo Combo pellets and Spine and Nerve. I thought it would be valuable to compare these products so the best one can be chosen or to show why they can be used together.

Epic and Karbo pellets are recommended for the horse showing early signs of EPM and the owner prefers not to take the horse out of training. The combination of Epic and Karbo pellets give higher concentrations of the ingredients than Karbo Combo pellets.

Epic 11 CL contains natural vitamins, Amino acids and Glycoproteins. Encapsulated enzymes are also added to maximize digestion of starches, lignin, proteins and minerals. Epic 11 CL also contains an ammonia binding enzyme that prevents toxic levels of ammonia from building up in the small intestine and damaging the healthy gut flora. This product is formulated to support the immune system by improving the digestive process.

Karbo Pellets contain primarily “Mannan” and “Glucan” sugars. These sugars contain oligosaccharides which attract and bind to a multitude of pathogenic organisms, including protozoa.

Karbo Combo pellets are recommended for the horse showing early signs of EPM who will be able to be rested initially and then as a maintenance after all signs of infection have cleared and the horse is back in training. This product contains a combination of supplemental nutrients for the horse to utilize daily as well as lipid soluble ions and non-citric acids that act against many pathogenic organisms.

Spine and Nerve is primarily used for healing nerves that have been damaged by the protozoa, but it also contains powerful polysaccharides, colostral fractions, antioxidants, and probiotics. Lion’s Mane mushroom is the specific ingredient to address nerve healing. Lion’s Mane provides neuroprotection for nerve bundles and myelin sheaths which are damaged by the protozoa. Lion’s Mane also stimulates synthesis of Nerve Growth Factors for faster healing. The 5 mushrooms, probiotics and colostral factors are all provide amazing immune support, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory effects.

All these products are beneficial in supporting the horse who is showing signs of EPM. The Karbo products focus more on killing the protozoa directly and the Spine and Nerve supports the body’s immune defense while healing any damage to the nerves. None of these products have any detrimental effects on the horse and can be fed for general immune and gut support. The Karbo products and Spine and Nerve can be used together to fight EPM from multiple angles. 

If your horse is diagnosed in the late stages of EPM and shows moderate to severe nerve damage you can use these products along with conventional anti protozoa medications. Continue these natural products to rebuild the horse’s immune system and gut or relapse will likely occur. Spine and Nerve will provide healing for the damaged nerves.

Find out more about these and other products to help you have a Healthy Happy Horse at www.Holistichorsekeeping.com

Questions and concerns about your horse’s wellbeing or medical conditions and would like to get Holistic Veterinary advice specific to your horse? Visit: https://holistichorsekeeping.com/consultations.html

2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job?

If you are a horse lover, you have probably experienced the pain and frustration of finding “the perfect horse”, only to discover later that the two of you are a poor match. This approach looks at horses in a whole new way. Just as with humans, these wonderful creatures have different constitutions and personalities that can be defined and evaluated.

Using Traditional Chinese Medicine as her model, Dr. Ward has developed 5 basic types and 6 combo horse types and temperaments. She describes the personality as well as the best training, occupation, diet, and management approach for each. After experiencing years of frustration with her own poor equine matches and watching hundreds of clients in similar situations, Dr. Ward has dedicated herself to creating a practical approach to creating a stronger partnership with your horse.

Our goal is to empower you to recognize your most fitting equine companion – or learn how better to work, live, and play with the horse you already care for. She hopes this will be a significant step toward helping you to understand your horse better and realize your lifelong equestrian dreams.

Our horses give us so much, now you can give them what they need. Find the right balancing formula to help him be happy & healthy.
Click on the link below to learn more about the temperaments and discover which one your horse might be. http://www.horsetemperament.com

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