Below are summaries of the experiences of different trialists provided for the purpose of informing other horse owners
Owner: Jennifer L Pratt
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!
Genetic state: n/P1
EquiFeast supplements fed: LAM Essentials
CUSTOMER REVIEW, NOT PART OF EQUIFEAST TRIAL
'My pssm type 1 mare has been on LAM essentials since April 9th and I do see improvement. I just ordered more. Her "sticky" weak muscles have better movement and she offered to stretch back past her shoulders to each side without my having to encourage her stretch. That's a noticeable improvement that she's able to move her neck this much. She is also standing square under herself behind. She used to park out and her hind quarter muscles were very "short" looking and feeling.
I wanted to send a brief update, this seems to really be working for her and instead of 9 different supplements to support her she's now just getting Teff, Copra, vit E and LAM Essentials.
Kind of really awesome. I only ride her once maybe twice a week and for about 15 minutes but she's moving better even in the pasture which is wonderful. '