Posted: 23rd February 2021 | Back to news feed
TopSpec AntiLam is a pelleted multi-supplement and is used and recommended by nutritionists, vets and farriers.
Most overweight ponies, and some overweight horses, are susceptible to laminitis, as are horses and ponies diagnosed with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS), Insulin Dysregulation (ID) and/or Cushings (PPID).
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 showed 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, TopChop Zero, controlled grazing, or a combination of these, depending on the individual circumstances.
Needing Feed Advice?
- TopSpec AntiLam includes a unique 5-way approach to nutritional support for horses and ponies prone to, being treated for or recovering from laminitis. It contains effective levels of vitamins, minerals and yeast pre- and pro-biotics.
- It is very palatable and pelleted, and can be fed on its own or with a low sugar chop e.g. TopChop Lite.
- TopSpec offer free feeding and management advice from the Multiple-Award-Winning Helpline on 01845 565030.
- TopSpec AntiLam is used and recommended by veterinary surgeons, farriers and thousands of horse owners.
- Economical to feed, a 15kg sack lasts a 500kg horse for 4 weeks, or a 250kg pony for 8 weeks.
Top Tips for managing Good-Doers
- Monitor condition daily taking particular notice of the coverage over the ribs (you should be able to feel them easily) and the crest (which should be soft).
- Increase exercise if sound and appropriate to do so….even a brisk walk for 20 minutes will help.
- Avoid too much hoof being trimmed in one go by asking your farrier to trim little and often.
- Reduce grass intake by whatever means suits you e.g. mixed grazing, strip grazing, use of a grazing muzzle, reduced turnout time or turnout in a woodchip paddock.
- Consider soaking hay for 3-12hours and slow intake using small hole ‘trickle’ nets.
- Cut out any unnecessary feed and introduce TopSpec AntiLam mixed with a low calorie, unmolassed chop like TopChop Lite or TopChop Zero.
- It is far better to do something about your overweight horse or pony before he/she gets laminitis so act now before you get a problem.