Glucogard has been formulated to balance a deficiency in n utrients 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 G lucogard.
- supplementing an increased need for vital nutrients after l aminitis
- in case of acute risk of laminitis
- matches the mineral feed requirements in case of a pure ro ughage die
- perfect addition to Equigard
Reducing the risk
Glucogard has been specifically designed to address the need s of horses suffering from the Equine Metabolic Syndrome or horses susceptible to laminitis. In this situation, it is imp ortant to increase the tissue’s responsiveness to insulin on the basis of a diet low in grain. A ccording to the latest science findings, this considerably reduces the risk of laminitis.
The functional nutrients in Glucogard can provide valuable assi stance in this respect. The sugar and insulin metabolism depends on B-vitamins and minerals such as magnesiu m, zinc, manganese and trivalent chromium. Cell-protective vital nutrients such as vitamin E and seleniu m contribute to the insulin molecule’s integrity and protect the hoof corium against inflammation, additionally a ssisted by nutrients derived from brewer’s yeast and special fodder herbs which support the insulin with the blood suga r 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 p owered by inflammatory activities. Thus functional nutrien ts have to fulfil an important task as they have to ensure a sufficient blood circulation and to control the inflamma tory process. Deficiencies in supplementing these active agents i n sufficient quantities with the food can lead to a weakened immune system and promote the development of laminitis.
Glucogard has been specifically formulated to provide th e adequate natural antioxidants and plant-derived prote ctive nutrients to counteract these deficiencies. This is how Glucogar d contributes to overall hoof quality and health.
(for example in combination with Equigard or pure r oughage rations)
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO TREAT ACUTE LAMINITIS:
50g per 100 kg body weight and day; If required, suspend in water and give with an oral applicator.
After laminitis, to start with : 30g per 100 kg body weight and day, then 18-20g per 100kg body weight and day for a couple of months.
To support metabolism and hoofs of horses susceptib le to laminitis, in seasons or wheather and pasture conditions known to contribute to the development of laminitis : 18-20g per 100 kg body weight and day, for example for 2-8 weeks.