AntiLam is a pelleted multi-supplement designed to provide nutritional support for those prone to, being treated for, or recovering from laminitis. AntiLam is used and recommended by nutritionists, vets and farriers.
Most overweight ponies, and some overweight horses, are susceptible to laminitis.
AntiLam is a brilliant formulation combining several supplements with a high-fibre, very low-calorie carrier to make it palatable. Long-term trials at Middle Park Laminitis Research Unit have shown that horses and ponies on restricted/poor grazing do not gain any weight when fed AntiLam. It can also be used very successfully as part of a calorie-controlled diet when weight loss is required.
This unique multi-supplement is so palatable that it can be fed out of the hand to horses and ponies at pasture to provide vital nutritional support.
AntiLam should be fed on its own with forage. The forage can be in the form of late-cut hay and/or unmolassed chops e.g. TopChop Lite, or controlled grazing, or a combination of these, depending on the individual circumstances.
For example, we would recommend that an overweight 12hh pony, on box-rest because of laminitis should receive 125g of AntiLam plus 1kg of TopChop Lite twice a day. In addition, 2kg (1 flap) of late-cut meadow hay that has been soaked for about 12 hours in ample fresh, cool, clean water, should be fed daily.
Once horses and ponies have recovered from laminitis, they can stay on AntiLam permanently. However, if extra condition is needed, Comprehensive Feed Balancer is a very safe product to use. If extra condition is not needed, we recommend that horses and ponies stay on AntiLam for at least a year but after that they can be fed Lite Feed Balancer provided they are not obese.
Typical feed regime for a 12hh pony in the early stages of recovering from laminitis:-
2kg (approx 1 flap of a small bale) late-cut meadow hay (soaked as advised) per 24 hours
Plus two feeds per day - each containing:
125g TopSpec AntiLam (Brilliant multisupplement including an effective hoof supplement, pro and prebiotic yeast products, a broad spectrum supplement and generous levels of anti-oxidants. In a high-fibre, very low calorie, ‘Non- Heating’ pellet)
1kg TopChop Lite (‘Non-Heating’ unmolassed alfalfa and straw chop with added mint and oil)
Typical Nutritional Analysis:
Oil % 3.75
Protein % 12.0
Fibre % 20.0
DE MJ/kg 9.0
Starch % 6.5
Calcium % 2.5
Magnesium % 0.6
Vitamin E IU/kg 2,500
Biotin mg/kg 30.0
The level of biotin (15mg/500kg horse/day) that is scientifically proven to improve hoof quality, plus the levels of methionine, cysteine, lysine, calcium, zinc, copper, iodine, and vitamin A known to improve the efficiency of biotin alone. Chelated sources of copper and zinc are included in the formulation. Certain of these nutrients also promote supple skin and a shiny coat.
High levels of a pure, protected yeast to help maintain near-neutral (normal and healthy) conditions in the hindgut.*
Additional MOS (mannan oligosaccharides).**
A top specification, broad-spectrum supplement; vital for horses and ponies on a restricted diet.
Generous levels of anti-oxidants including vitamins A, C and E plus selenium to neutralise the excess free-radicals that have been increased by stress.
A highly digestible, high-fibre ‘supplement carrier’ to stimulate the fibre-digesting bacteria in the hindgut.
A ‘Non-Heating’ formula, because it is formulated without cereal grains, is very low in sugar and starch, but high in fibre.
*Mode of action of yeast products
Fibre-digesting bacteria (‘good’) thrive in the hindgut in a near-neutral environment. (pH 6.8) If there is an overflow of sugar/starch into the hindgut (e.g. from sugars/fructans in grass or from starch in cereals), the sugar and starch digesting bacteria (‘bad in excess’) multiply, releasing lactic acid and increasing the acidity of the environment (pH 5.8-6.5). This increased acidity makes the hindgut wall more permeable (‘leaky’) and research has shown that ‘laminitis trigger factors’ can escape into the bloodstream.*
Pure, protected yeast can help to maintain a near-neutral environment by scavenging oxygen and so influencing the microbial balance of the hindgut in favour of fibre-digesting bacteria.
TopSpec nutritionists also recommend a high-fibre, low sugar/starch total diet to optimise the environment in the hindgut.
**MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) bond with undesirable bacteria, removing them from the gut, leaving the beneficial, fibre-digesting bacteria free to multiply. Ref. Work carried out by Dr C. Pollitt BVSc, PhD (University of Queensland), Dr D. Cuddeford BSc (Hons), PhD (University of Edinburgh) and others.
AntiLam is available in 15kg sacks, which last a 500kg horse for 30 days or a 250kg pony for 60 days.
These features are backed up by the highly-praised TopSpec Laminitis Helpline 01845 565030.