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Below are summaries of the experiences of different trialists provided for the purpose of informing other horse owners

 

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Horse: Jax
Owner: Jennifer L Pratt
Country: USA
Genetic state: n/P1, n/P2, n/Px
Time into trial being reported: 8 weeks
EquiFeast supplements fed: LamiCORE and MORE Fibre. MORE Work and MORE Muscle were added as improved mobility allowed more exercise after 2 weeks.

My PSSM horse crashed hard in 2015, and over the years I've been able to bring him back around except for some smaller issues that I just couldn't fix - electrolyte imbalances, head shaking, major spookiness and anxiety, and recently an intolerance to magnesium supplementation and signs of calcium deficiency (Big Head growths). 

In hindsight, these issues are actually quite large, but compared to his crash they didn't seem very big until they really started building in early 2020.  In early 2021 the Big Head symptoms and magnesium issues led me to look into EquiFeast's products.  I started Jax on LAM Essentials, and from day one his behavior changed drastically - he was calm with no anxiety, no spook, less reluctant to move forward, and curious about his surroundings rather than scared of them. 

Within a few weeks I was seeing his gait open up, his muscles were looser, and some mild neurological signs when he'd put his head down were disappearing (these signs looked neuro, but were probably from a sore/tight back).  I was finally able to start pushing him and asking for more without causing stress spasms, a huge improvement, and something I hadn't been able to do since his anxiety took over! 

He also has a tendency to have dark urine since around 2014 (before he crashed), but he's not had any dark urine since starting EquiFeast.  After the first month of LAM Essentials we added Fight Back for head shaking and allergies - it stopped the head shaking, seems to help with sweet itch, and has stopped his reactions to tick bites (he used to get large, pus-filled welts from them). 

Since adding the Fight Back I also noticed his head seems a bit more refined, so I believe it's starting to help the Big Head growths as well.  We're 6 years into fighting PSSM, with test results of n/P1, n/P2, n/Px, and taking him to a simple diet based around beet pulp, EquiFeast, and gut support has him better than ever!

 

 

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Horse: Digger
Owner: Sara Caswell
Country: UK
Genetic state: n/P1 
Time into trial being reported: 2 weeks and 5 weeks
EquiFeast supplements fed: LamiCORE and MORE Fibre. MORE Work and MORE Muscle were added as improved mobility allowed more exercise after 2 weeks.

The change is amazing and his walk is incredible. He now has power, is tracking up and taking a contact. (After 2 weeks and enabling the dressage test pictured)

Digger is swinging under himself more, more confident, less reluctant and less grumpy. My neighbour commented yesterday that he is letting him stroke him in the mornings in the last few weeks, apparently he would never let him before, I never even knew this. We are finally getting a canter and only this week managed it in a school, which has been impossible for quite a while. I am interested to see through the next few months whether it improves more, but the real test will be in winter, as that is when he is very symptomatic. 

All of my hacking buddies are commenting on how much better he looks and seems and his canter transitions, his top-line is really improving too.

Attached is a picture of us doing dressage a couple of weeks ago.