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Equine Feeding and Nutrition Field Trial

Step 1: Equine Nutrition Screening and Evaluation

The first objective was to establish a foundation by choosing an evaluation method that was easy to be used along with documenting clinical symptoms and an overall wellness evaluation of the horse that could lead to a diagnoses and therefore set the basis for a treatment protocol for Dysbiosis.

An Indican Urine Screen Test was used to base-line and follow up the treatment progress in horses after a duration of 6 weeks.

Indican (indoxyl sulfate) is the result of intestinal decomposition of tryptophanby putrefactive bacteria, which is absorbed into the bloodstream through Intestinal Permeability and excreted in urine.

All animals with Digestive and Gut Dysfunction clearly showed a positive test result. Even a-symptomatic animals showed often a moderate to low level of Gut Permeability, that could later on progress into an inflammatory or immune response.

A second Urine Test allowed the detection of free heavy metal ions in the animals urine. This exploratory procedure, employed as an in vitro diagnostic tool, is based on the dithizone reaction method, which has been known to chemical science for more than 60 years. By the qualitative means of coloration, specific metal ions were detected. It was found that large number of horses imported from Europe tested positive for Mercury toxicity. Most of these horses suffered from arthritic like symptoms.

By reviewing evidence in human data reporting the cause of inflammatory disease to be in part (attributed to) heavy metal toxicity and after evaluating our animal cases an assumption was made that Dysbiosis and Environmental Toxicity could be one of the causes that could lead to poor digestion, mal-absorption, gut (intestinal) dysfunction progressing to pain and inflammation of the structural tissues in the animals.

Other interesting data was collected by evaluating basic blood screening of horses with Dysbiosis and environmental toxicity. Many horses had elevated blood insulin levels without concurrently raised or lowered glucose levels. A relatively new condition is being recognized- currently called syndrome X or Insulin Resistance syndrome. Syndrome X is a group of symptoms related to insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia. This syndrome is characterized by an inability to transport glucose into the cell. Cushing’s syndrome in horses has some of the same characteristics as Syndrome X. While some of the specific symptoms are different, the general seriousness of metabolic derangements is very similar. In insulin resistance, the cell wall insulin receptors cannot transport glucose effectively. Looking back at human data the same connection was seen in patients suffering from IBS and Fibromyalgia.

Step 2: Treatment and Conclusion

The objective was to design a treatment protocol that could clearly result in elimination of Gut Permeability, regulate and balance metabolic function, reduce the associated inflammatory and immune response, and safely and effectively cleanse the body of environmental/metal toxicity.

First, attention was given to the animal’s diet. Clean, pure water and good quality grass hay is the basis of good Equine Feeding and Nutrition. All processed, enriched and feeds high in sugars were eliminated. Daily grazing was reduced to avoid high intake of fructans.

A variety of supplemental products where introduced to further allow a specific focus of added nutrition to address the above stated malfunctions/imbalances.

KLPP Product
A biological feed additive to maximize digestive efficiency. The primary focus of KLPP is to restore Gut Flora, balance Gut (intestinal) PH level and eliminate and reverse Dysbiosis, Gut Toxicity as well as eliminate viral/bacterial intrusion. This is achieved by the introduction of various strains of pro-biotics and a yeast called Sacchromyes boulardii. This Yeast has to date been published in over 50 gastroenterology journals across the globe, reporting to have reduced Digestive Dysfunction and eliminated food sensitivity in children as well as adults.

Added botanical substances like peppermint, ginger, violet leaves and dandelion in the KLPP compound offer soothing properties and have a mild cleansing effect without aggravating the gastro-intestinal tract. Horses where given 10cc 2-3 times daily- for a duration of 6 weeks.

All in One Equine Supplement
A multi supplemental approach that encompasses all aspects of Equine Nutrition for proactive care. This formula offers focused equine nutrition during daily work-out of the animal as well offers exceptional support during detoxification and chelation.

Close to 70 botanical ingredients, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals make up this compound. To avoid herb-herb contraindication or oxidation horses were giving “The All in One Equine Supplement” as the one and only support product.

Horses where given 2 oz 1-2 daily for a duration of 6 weeks.

Equine Aqua Safe - Metal Chelation
This formula contains a complex-forming agent (Disodium EDTA) and an oxidative Catalyst. The oxidative catalyst has the following function: Oxidize the SH-groups into S03 2-groups or SH-ions into sulfate. SH-groups or SH-ions are ubiquitousin the GI tract of the horse and form very strong bonds with heavy metals. The bonds of the newly formed S032-groups, or sulfate groups, are reduced, thus allowing this very low concentrated dosage of Disodium EDTA to easily bind with the heavy metal ions in an acidic environment. (i.e. the horses stomach , intestines etc.)

Disodium EDTA forms a high complex bond with mercury, cadmium and lead.

Because of this, heavy metals coming from feed, water or pasture are chelated and excreted with the feces and are not absorbed in the stomach-intestinal tract. By decreasing the uptake of mercury ions into the blood stream and creating a high electric-magnetic gradient in the GI-tract, new heavy metal ions are pulled from the soft tissue and brain into the blood and into the stomach/intestines to be excreted. (Law of Isotonicity)

Horses where given 45 drops into drinking water daily for a duration of 6 weeks.

At the completion of the 6 week period all horse where re-evaluated with overall wellness assessment, urine Indican and Heavy Metal Screening as well as basic blood work.

A significant reduction of inflammation and pain was observed in most animals. All urine Indican tests resulted now in a negative or improved to moderate level of gut permeability, clearly demonstration that Dysbiosis was being reduced and even in some horses eliminated.

Most horses showed still a positive-high level urine screen result of the metal contamination. These animals where re-tested after a 12 week duration, allowing extended time for chelation. Basic blood work indicated balanced blood panels in most test subjects with a noticeable decline in horses showing elevated blood insulin levels.