Concentrated Nutritional Support for foundered horses:
Laminex™ provides a concentrated source of key ingredients (msm, magnesium, biotin, devil's claw) to support circulation of blood vessels to the laminae within the hoof. After supplementing Laminex™ for 8-12 weeks, products such as D-Carb™(Balance), Anti-Carb™, or Carb-X™ may be indicated in lieu of Laminex for continued maintenance, providing the needs are to help glucose metabolism and blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
- Amino Acids
- Magnesium & Chromium
- Joint Support
Concentrated Nutritional Support for foundered horses
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
(Enclosed measure approximates 2.5 oz based on density of product.)
Adult Horses (900-1,100 lbs): Provide 1 scoop (2.5 oz) twice daily for the first 12 weeks, reduce to 1 scoop (2.5 oz) daily for maintenance.
Magnesium (Mg) is a vital macromineral, Helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, aids to regulate blood sugar levels and promotes normal blood pressure. Since a symptom of magnesium deﬁciency is agitation/anxiety, it is included in many calming supplements.
MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound which contains antioxidant properties and is commonly used in the horse industry to combat inflammation.
Glucosamine is the building block of chondroitin sulfate. Current research suggests glucosamine has two beneficial actions in joints. Not only does it increase the production of new GAGs and therefore new cartilage, glucosamine has also been shown to inhibit the free radicals and enzymes that break down cartilage.
Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, is an integral component of joint cartilage and joint fluid, providing both lubrication and shock absorption. Hyaluronic acid is what makes joint fluid "sticky." Because it is known to protect cells in the joint, HA is especially useful in acute situations as well as flare-ups of chronic joint conditions.
Lysine is an amino acid and the only one for which a requirement in the horse has been established by the NRC. It is an essential amino acid and is important in the formation of collagen (the protein that forms the matrix of bone, cartilage and connective tissue).
Methionine is an essential amino acid, meaning it must be provided in the diet since the body cannot create enough of its own. This means if it is not present in adequate amounts it limits the body's ability to make protein. It is often included in hoof supplements.
Chromium is a trace mineral which works with insulin to regulate blood sugar. By helping insulin work properly, it may be useful in managing the insulin resistance seen with Equine Metabolic Syndrome and in managing excitable horses on high grain diets that "tie up" due to stress.
Devil's Claw is a South African herb that is used for discomfort in bone, joints, and other tissues. It is also recommended to check competition rulings before using products containing Devil’s Claw.
Yucca is a medicinal plant native to North and Central America which may have beneficial effects in the prevention and treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal discomfort.
Boswellia comes from the same resin of trees that produce frankincense. Its active ingredients are said to interfere with the enzymes that contribute to inflammation and discomfort. By breaking the cycle of lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, German scientists discovered boswellia may have actions leading to a reduced inflammatory response.
Tumeric is a potent antioxidant that helps fight oxidative stress and combat inflammation.
Siberian Ginseng is an herb that has been used in China for thousands of years to increase energy and stamina, help the body resist infections and toxicity, and restore memory and concentration. This herb can be found in products designed to support proper metabolism and immune function.
Lipoic Acid is found in the body and also synthesized by plants and animals. It’s present in every cell inside the body and helps turn glucose into “fuel” for the body to run off of. A 2017 study examined the effects of alpha lipoic acid on blood glucose levels and found that it helps sustain normal blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity.
Taurine is an amino acid that plays a significant role in nervous system function and provides support for calming and mental focus. Also supports heart and muscle function along with liver and nervous system health.
Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family and is essential to the growth of strong, healthy hooves due to its role in collagen formation.
Creatine is stored in muscles where it helps regenerate ATP, the main source of cellular energy, by replacing phosphorous molecules as they are released.
L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, especially in muscle tissue. Glutamine is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid, including building muscle, repairing intestinal tissue and enhancing the immune system.
Zinc is a micromineral involved in over 100 enzyme systems ranging from connective tissue formation and antioxidant protection to carbohydrate metabolism and immune system function. It is most recognized for its role in healthy skin and hooves and supplementation should be considered because amounts in normal feedstuffs may not meet requirements and toxicity has not been reported.
Manganese is a micro mineral essential for bone formation, growth and reproduction. It is also essential in carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
Grape Seed Extract is a very potent antioxidant for horses requiring immune support. It helps protect against tissue damage from oxidative stress resulting from free radicals generated during equine exercise, immune system activity or environmental exposures.
Pancrelipase is a mixture of three enzymes normally made by the pancreas: amylase, lipase and protease. Together, these enzymes break down fats, protein and starch in the diet into smaller particles which the small intestine can then absorb.
Ginger is a plant that has been used for thousands of years in Asia primarily as a digestive aid to prevent nausea, vomiting and stomach ache. Other positive effects in humans include reducing cholesterol and preventing platelet clumping, helpful in a variety of cardiovascular conditions.
Selenium is a trace mineral that along with vitamin E function in a partnership that helps to protect body tissues from free radical damage that occurs during oxidation (the conversion of feedstuffs into energy). In particular, they act as a defense mechanism against damage to cell membranes and enzymes. Selenium yeast, the organic form of the mineral, is better absorbed than inorganic selenium selenate or selenite.
Arginine is an essential amino acid in horses. It is required for the removal of ammonia (a toxic by-product) from the body and the release of certain hormones, and plays a role in wound healing and immune function. It is a precursor to many other compounds such as creatine, which is important in muscle, and nitric oxide, which is important in blood vessels. Specifically, nitric oxide signals the smooth muscle of blood vessels to relax, resulting in increased blood flow to certain areas. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that plays a pivotal role in neutralizing harmful free radicals.
Vitamin C also helps by regenerating vitamin E. Besides its antioxidant functions, vitamin C is needed for collagen synthesis, hormone synthesis, conversion of vitamin D3 to calcitriol, bone calcification, and antihistamine control.
The Vitamin B family is made up of several compounds that serve many important roles in the body: protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism; energy production; proper nerve cell transmission; and cell reproduction and division. B-vitmins include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic Acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), cyanocobalamin (B12), choline, biotin, inositol and others are sometimes referred to as B-vitamins.
Vitamin A is well-known for its role in maintaining healthy vision as well as for reproduction, immunity, and normal skeletal development in young growing horses and exercising horses that are remodeling bone.
Vitamin D plays an indirect role in bone growth and maintenance by managing the levels of calcium (Ca) in the body.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) is considered the most important antioxidant and works closely with selenium to protect the body from the oxidative stress of exercise, illness and certain medical conditions.
Probiotics are live microorganisms fed to promote healthy digestive and immune function. When these "good" bugs break down food ingredients that the body normally can't, they produce energy and vitamins for the body, food for cells in the cecum and colon, and byproducts that keep the "bad" bugs from growing. Research suggests probiotics are useful in repopulating the intestine with "good" bugs after antibiotic use and may benefit certain horses with diarrhea.
How long should the supplement Laminex be used for?
MVP: Laminex is formulated to by used for horses that are going through a Laminitis/founder episode. The supplement can be given 8-12 weeks or till horse has fully recovered. After that time an IR/Equine Metabolic Syndrome supplement like Carb-X, D-Carb Balance or Anti-Carb can be given for continued maintenance to help support glucose metabolism and blood sugar levels within normal range.
How much for dosing a 400-500lb Mini? We have an 8 year old mini with chronic founder, and would like to try to see if this will help him get some relief when it flairs up.
MVP:. For horses in the 900-1,100lb range, this would be two 2.5oz servings per day. For your Miniature Horse, we’d suggest reducing these amounts by 50%, so you would start with 1.25 oz twice daily and reduce to 1.25 oz once daily after 12 weeks. Please note, we do recommend discussing any changes to your horse’s diet with your veterinarian first, especially when dealing with such a specific health condition.