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If you are in need of a nutritional solution for your laminitic horse, look no further →
Fleet provides holistic nutritional support for horses who are experiencing laminitis, with a botanical blend designed to support laminae health, reduce pain and discomfort, and accelerate recovery.
Fleet offers a multi-faceted approach to the management of laminitis, and associated internal dysfunctions, to assist your horse in restoring internal balance, for better long-term health outcomes. The laminae of the hoof is particularly susceptible to the damage caused by generalised bodily inflammation, toxicity from drugs, antibiotics, mycotoxins and other environmental toxins, and oxidative cellular damage caused by free radicals. Fleet is designed to target these concerns with nutritional support, whilst alleviating pain and discomfort, so that your horse can mend comfortably and effectively.
Usage & Rates
Fleet is typically given at a rate of 10g (approximately 20ml by volume) per 100kg bodyweight, daily, for a period of at least 30 days or until your horse is symptom-free. Genetic or dietary factors may determine that your horse will require ongoing or periodic support with Fleet, so observe your horse's condition over time and evaluate for the re-emergence of early symptoms.
If your horse is experiencing laminitis in conjunction with a metabolic imbalance (obesity, PSSM, lumpy fat storage) it is recommended that Fleet be given in conjunction with Solis, which is specifically tailored to the needs of horses experiencing metabolic imbalance. For conditions related to viral or bacterial liver infection, Sentinel may be of assistance. For laminitic episodes related to dietary toxins (mycotoxins, aflatoxins, mouldy feed, ryegrass poisoning, weed poisoning, pesticide or herbicide exposure) - use of D-Tox during risk periods is advised. If general hoof insufficiency is an issue for your horse, BioStride provides nutritional support for strong, healthy hooves from the inside out.
Recommended feeding guide:
Feeding your horse a clean, complete, low-NSC, anti-inflammatory diet is essential for success in managing laminitis. Providing Fleet in conjunction with MacroMin daily micronutrient blend ensures that your horse is receiving all their essential daily minerals, many of which play essential roles in keeping your horse metabolically balanced and enabling the manufacture of strong, healthy laminae. Ensure magnesium levels are adequate, and top up with BioMag liquid magnesium as necessary.
Adequate and appropriate roughage should be accompanied by laminitis-friendly concentrate feeds only as necessary to provide protein, essential fatty acids and energy. The most suitable concentrate options for laminitic horses are grain-free feeds. Lumiere is a stabilised flax-based meal. It is an excellent source of herbivore-friendly omega-3 fatty acid, which is essential for moderating pro-inflammatory prostaglandins, and balancing the omega-3-6-9 oil ratio. It is also a source of amino acids and prebiotics, which are beneficial for laminitic horses. When dampened before feeding, it becomes soft and a little sticky, making it ideal for carrying powdered supplements. Sugar beet pulp is another option for carrying supplements. Available in Australia as SpeediBeet, sugar beet pulp is low in sugar, high in fibre, and swells in water to a soft, palatable mash. Lupins are an excellent source of protein, and have a good Omega oil profile (1:1 ratio of Omega 3 & 6). They are also widely grown in Australia, which is better for the planet, if you are concerned about food miles. While whole lupins are hard and a little difficult to digest, soaking overnight allows them to swell up into soft little beans, which horses of all ages can enjoy eating. They will help to provide essential amino acids to the laminitic horse's calorie-controlled diet. Copra (in moderation) is a palatable, low-NSC, horse-friendly medium for carrying supplements and adding some condition to the underweight horse fairly safely. Coconut products provide medium-chain fatty acids for sustained energy, and have properties which support metabolic health, and the development of lean muscle mass. However, copra is high in Omega-6 fatty acid, so should always be given in moderation, and always in conjunction with a flax based product, like Lumiere, for Omega-3 balance. Some horses are allergic or sensitive to coconut products, so always introduce them slowly, and monitor your horse for compatibility.