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Horses Resist Infection With Actimune

A new product has been launched in the UK to help horses cope with stressful situations, such as training, traveling or weaning, and give them added protection against viral and bacterial infection when they are most vulnerable.

Actimune is a unique feed supplement that has been developed to maintain a healthy immune system. Modern stabling, feeding and training methods, as well as traveling, competing, weaning and similar stressful situations, often leave horses susceptible to any illness going. Coughs and colds are, at least, debilitating, and at worst can result in damage to the lungs that will end the career of a performance or competition horse.

When dealing with young stock, many breeders are now starting with a regime that includes Actimune to ensure maximum resistance to viruses at an early stage. The Cheveley Park Stud, Newmarket, is an advocate of starting young. A spokesman said "We have fed Actimune to a selected number of our foals and yearlings over the past 12 months and early indications are that Actimune does boost their immune system, giving these individuals a noticeably better defense against virus attack".
The stresses and strains of training and traveling can be detrimental to the immune system of performance horses throughout their careers. Dr Chris Gilbert, a top equine vet in the USA, was the first to put Actimune to the test and continues to recommend it for horses of all ages. He says "Quite honestly, I've found very few horses that don't respond to Actimune. My clients are extremely happy with the consistent performance they see, and there's a marked reduction in the amount of illness we see in these horses".

Dr Jean Lamb DVM, Kentucky
Dr Jean Lamb, a veterinary surgeon from Kentucky, has also had outstanding results. "I feed Actimune to thoroughbred foals and yearlings under my care as well as my own competition horses. In all cases I have seen how Actimune, by maximizing the effectiveness of the immune system, enables horses to resist infection. Actimune also has some important side benefits, including maintaining appetite under high stress conditions. I would recommend Actimune to anyone wanting to maximize a horse's ability to keep itself healthy without resorting to the use of prescription drugs".

Actimune is an all-natural feed supplement formulated by equine nutritionists and veterinary surgeons. Its formula has been developed through extensive research to maximize the healthy function of three key systems in the horse:

" Actimune provides an effective immune system booster by stimulating the horse's natural defense against bacterial and viral infection.
" The inclusion of a yeast culture aids digestion and improves the absorption of critical nutrients
" Improved performance may be seen as a result of increased red blood cell production, which will improve the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, and increased ability to handle stress.
Actimune is a palatable, apple-flavoured powder that is fed in small quantities with the normal feed.

For more information, contact the UK distributors, American Thoroughbred Products, on 01985 844613.


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