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Off Form

OFF FORM – Immediately feed a 10 day or longer course of L94 and 20 days of H29.  If withdrawn for longer periods and for NH horses during their vacation period ‘recharge’ them by feeding Equinourish.



L94 is a highly effective lymphatic, renal, cholagogue and liver tonic. It can be fed to all Equines including breeding stock, youngstock and competition horses on a routine or occasional basis.
RACE AND COMPETITION HORSES. Feed L94 to maintain form to withstand the rigours of training minimising the day to day set backs that are inevitably encountered and that if not overcome as they arise can accumulate to such an extent as to cause a drop in performance which although imperceptable at first can manifest itself in disappointing mid season results and possible time out
Feed L94 as a general ‘ Pick- me- up’ when horses are not ‘quite right. Horse will always benefit from a 10 day course of L94 and longer if necessary feed at the commencement of training and between races/events also feed during/after the following occasions/occurrences-:

“Off form” Non specific poor deterioration inperformance
Whilst Worming Oedemas/Filled legs
Azotoria/Tying up* Laminitis
Antibiotic/Steroid treatment Ragwort/plant poisoning
Unthriftiness & General debility Liver Fluke
Anaemia* Low/Incorrect ratio WBC*
Hepatitis Liver degeneration
Non-specific Lameness Pancreatic and splenic malfunction
Aflatoxicosis Leptospirosis.
Convalescence after disease Heavy Metal toxicity
Vasculitis Inadvertent feeding of mouldy or rancid feed.
Foul faecal odour When recovering from a viral infection
Hyperlipaemia Pancreatic fatigue

L94 has a powerful choleretic action that increases the secretion and flow of bile from the liver and improves fat digestion. By its hepato-protective action L94 helps to maintain the parenchyma against the toxic effects of anthelmintics, antibiotics, chemical drugs and food toxins. A large body of blood proteins (over 20), are initiated in the liver, and are intimately involved in nearly all aspects of immunity and nonspecific resistance. They form two types of self-mediated cascade reactions to antigens, antibody-antigen complexes, dead tissue and the like, and are almost solely able to initiate the rupture and killing of bacteria. The protein strings they form around foreign substances are the main “hooks” used for absorption by macrophages as they digest and clean up. L94 has a positive effect on liver glycogen and helps to inhibitf free radical induced DNA damage.
Helps restore and maintain normal Lymph tempo avoiding calcium and iron presipitation and toxic build up
Feed L94 for bile secretion deficiency and to increase the livers’ acceptance of tocopherol (Vitamin E). This factor may well be particularly important following exertion trauma when oxidative stress causes damage to cell membranes resulting in ‘leaky’ cells. Along with the Elephants and Black Rhinos, Equines produce bile with a different composition to humans and other mammals and absorption of tocopherols (Vitamin E family), the main anti-oxidant, is slow and inefficient and there is sometimes not enough time following depletion of tocopherols before oxidative stress occurs again. This is a major factor in ‘less-than-optimum performance’ and/or more serious muscular impairment.
L94 is blend of plant extracts known for their hepatoprotective and hepatogenic properties; their beneficial effect on the regulation of mitochondrial enzymes improves energy production for body functions. It helps improve smooth endoplasmic reticulum improving protein synthesis. It has a gentle remedial action on the kidneys, spleen and pancreas and is a has a Cholagogue and choleretic action clearing bile stasis and improving fat digestion all of which is reflected in circulation, skin and haircoat health.
There are very many reasons for feeding L94 one important one is that tiny leaks in the lining of small intestine play a role in diseases as diverse as COPD and Laminitis and is an outstanding reason for undulation in general health and performance. The gut lining is meant to not only to absorb food, but to act as a barrier to keep out invading pathogens and is the very first part of the immune system. Know as the ‘Intestinal Fortitude factor’ it is where the mucosal layer of a healthy gut filters out microorganisms and undigested proteins. When this lining gets damaged, by worms, tinea, acidosis, rancid oils & fats, pain killers, bacteria, candida, spray chemicals, pesticides and pollutants in the feed the lining loses its integrity. This is when the door is open to let in the bacteria, the viruses, the toxic discharge from parasites – even undigested food molecules which can activate the immune system (and also the autoimmune system). This loss of integrity is known as “leaky gut syndrome”. L94 helps bile secretion defiency, bile is a greenish-yellow alkaline substance secreted by the liver which emulsifies fat and prevent putrefaction in the intestines and is an aid to pancreatic juices.
Various toxins can make their way through the barrier of the intestinal lining when it is permeable. Those toxins travel to the liver where they are detoxified. The liver has phases of detoxification to deal with eliminating foreign substances (phase I and II), but when the detoxification processes of the liver are impeded, it results in manifestation of disease, depending on where the toxins exert their effect. If the liver is overloaded and can’t remove the toxins, they can recirculate or deposit in the body. Either way, they upset the apple cart. The toxins can recirculate to the intestinal area where they increase the permeability of the intestinal lining even more. The relation to toxic overload on the liver and leaky gut is cyclical: A leaky gut will allow more toxins to enter the system, and, conversely, toxic overload of the liver increases leaky gut. Horses are exposed to an amazing load of toxins in the course of everyday encounters, from environmental poisons to metabolic wastes that are not efficiently eliminated. The more toxic insults, the more they loose the ability to ward off disease-causing agents. Feeding L94 helps relieve this situation by a) protecting the immune barrier of the gut, and b) providing optimal detoxification aid for waste removal.

Contents include – Capparis spinosa, Cichorium indybus, Terminalia arjuna, Solanum nigrum, Cassia occidentalis , Achillea millefolium, Tamarix gallica, Zingiber officinalis, a concentated blend of Eucalptus globulus, (Blue Gum), Thymus serpyllum (Wild Thyme), Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram), Allium sativum (Garlic), Rosmarins officinalis (Rosemary), Salvia officinalis (Red Sage) essential oils, active ingredients in accordance with E C Directive 1831/2003 ISO 22.000 and the related up grading with GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) from USA FDA (Food and Drugs Adminstration, USDA/NOP REG No NP1178 .

H29 is a liquid blend of amino acids, Vitamin E, Potassium, Magnesium and Honey to aid cellular balance and muscle function

Feed H29 when any one or more of the following occurrences become noticeable

1. Not content at rest or when ridden or driven not so obliging
2. Sensitive to touch on various parts of the body
3. Skin unduly itchy though free from external aggravation and infections
4. One or more joints stiffening almost as if arthritis has set in
5. Abrasions, harness burns, cuts and bruises when healing slowly
6. Eyes weeping more than usual
7. Will not stand still anymore
8. Condition lacking regardless of ample feeding and levels of protein
9. Muscles are quite hard and not yielding and fluid
10. Hoof growth poor despite good feeding
11. Cramp (Tying up) and sudden stiffness, shortness of gait
12. Lethargic, everything seems an effort.
13. Bouts of wariness and uncertainty in familiar places, not so confident
14. Lack of stamina even though flighty and not content
15. Marks, callouses and corns appear with the slightest wear and tear
16. Rash and pimples occurring on various parts of the skin
17. Continual bouts of lung disorders which take time to clear up each time they occur
18. Reduced enthusiasm and vigour no longer so interested, more detached
19. Spooky despite feeding extra magnesium and other measures taken
20. Slow to recover from any physical or mental setback

H29 Is frequently part of recommended RN (Remedial Nutrition) programmes to help support transmission, nerves, muscles, digestion, circulatory, endocrinal and eliminatory systems of the horse imparting a more flowing easy motion and confident but settled attitude.
H29 is especially beneficial when fed to horses that undulate in their eagerness to go forward, inconsistent in their enthusiasm to be ridden or driven and not beyond appearing lethargic, periodically or continually uninterested in exercise, something missing, spirit and effort compromised.
H29 is helpful in relieving tightness and touchiness of the skin and by activating glucose pumps in the intestinal wall that support healthy digestion and avoiding digestion upsets.
H29 helps support cell robustness and circulation changes, because the skin the body’s “Third Kidney” changes in the appearance of skin and hair coat are often amongst the firsts signs of setback and cellular imbalance. Adding H29 to the diet under such circumstances can be very worthwhile
H29 can play a vital role in achieving optimum fitness preventing early muscle fatigue and tying up and helps in ‘opening up’ lymphatic and vascular pathways, regulating metabolism and supporting a balanced haemostatic function.

Feed H29 in all cases of PKD (Progressive potassium depletion)
H29 is devoid of any prohibited substance and can be freely given to horses competing under rules.
H29 may be fed with L94 Liver, Lymph & Kidney tonic
H29 helps maintain optimum cellular activity and limit Calcium retention helping to maintain muscular function and reduce the onset of muscle spasm and resultant Azoturia. In most cases of ‘less than expected’ performance an ideal programme for reestablishment of form is to feed H29 for 20 days in combination with L94

For feeding to horses that are “off form,” lethargic and aggravated horses with little long term energy. For feeding to performance horses to regain/maintain optimum cellular integrity and the re-establishment of water balance. For feeding to horses that are sensitive to touch, tight or sore in the muscle, and to horses that despite appropriate feeding do not look as good as expected and when dietary levels of Mg & K are low, and during stress due to change or sudden cold. When horses exhibit uncharacteristic behaviour, are grumpy and spook easily. For feeding to horses that avidly devour wood particularly green wood and suddenly become itchy for no apparent reason.

Feed whenever necessary for a period of no less than 14 days. Initially it may also be worthwhile feeding L94 for the first 10 days. H29 can be fed on a continuous basis if necessary and may be of great value to the sport horse that is inclined to suffer stress and those prone to tying up.

“NOTES – H29 is an important supplement for horses and is used to a) Help horses to return to optimum health and performance and b) to maintain optimum health and performance especially during times of mental and physical stress. In the healthy horse some 40% of the energy for maintenance is needed by the visceral organs to maintain water balance via sodium/Potassium ion pumps and in times of stress this demand can rise to 60% or more. Such a situation is the most common reason for a horse being “off form” and is apparent to the trainer as changes in attitude, recovery rates, performance, subtle changes in hair coat, digestive upset and general well being. There is also increase in the risk of viral, bacterial and fungal attack.
The primary mechanism in maintaining the constant movement of water in and out of the cell is by simple osmosis, the concentrating gradient of salts and solutes inside and outside of the cell. When the concentration gradient of salts and solutes between the inside and the outside of the cell becomes so incorrect to allow for osmosis, the horse uses the pumps to maintain levels. Besides contributing to the available salts and solutes H29 is also an effective osmolyte holding water inside the cell minimising the cell’s reliance on the energy expensive pumps.

Cellular Potassium status is dependent on a number of factors besides daily dietary available potassium. A significant portion of K is excreted in urine every day and this elimination does not immediately reduce if dietary potassium happens to drop due to changes occurring. K levels are also affected by Mg loss, Athletic and non-athletic stress, through perspiration, diuretics, thyroid activity and other factors which can all lead to PKD (Progressive Potassium loss) which causes lethargy and horses to be “off form. Feeding H29 helps get potassium back into the cells (it is easy to get K into urine, much more difficult to get it back into the cells – Ashmead)

Next to oxygen and water Potassium (part of H29) is the next immediate essential for life, fortunately it is the major mineral in grass and well preserved immature forage so to a large extent it can be taken for granted. At any time the horse is in either Positive or Negative Potassium Status, the former is when sufficient K is passing through the system (there is no storage) and there is sufficient to augment kidney and urinary discharge plus a a small percentage available for cell replenishment. The Latter is when all the potassium is being discharged and there is no surplus to retain cellular balance. Since there is no storage of Potassium outside the cells what passes through on the day and what is absorbed and creates new cells determines the status.


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