EQUI-BONE - Support Bone Related Health Issues

EQUI-BONE - Support Bone Related Health Issues

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The process behind healthy bone remodeling is more complex than simply ingesting calcium. There is a particular series of actions that needs to be performed between the nutrients that are essential for bone health. In other words, the activation process for bone restoration requires the proper balance of nutrients to be effective. TLC's EQUI-BONE follows 3 principles to help establish the most effective use of these elements. 


1) Circulation - We provide nutrients that support healthy circulation to be sure that the nutrients responsible for producing the results can reach the target area effectively.  For instance many horses have poor blood flow into the foot.  So by providing a healthy supply of these nutrients, we can increase the diameter of the blood vessels which allows the blood to flow more freely through the vascular channels and increase nutrient delivery to hard to reach areas that otherwise would not receive the nutrients responsible for producing results.

2) Ideal Mineral Ratio for Calcium Solubility - This principle is especially important for horses with calcium deposits or bone spurs (including ringbone, side bone & bone chips).  These conditions are the result of hypercalcemia, where the balance of calcium to other minerals in the nutrient supply have become skewed and calcium is not being used effectively by the body, allowing the mineral to collect on the outside of various tissues.  Typically these conditions worsen if not corrected and calcium will continue to collect on the outside of the area, resulting in a larger, more painful calcium deposit.

Proper mineral balance will aid in improving the rate at which calcium is converted to liquid, meaning that the calcium is in its proper liquid state to be absorbed by the bone cells, instead of being deposited on the outside of the bone.  Thus the term, calcium deposit. 
One of the more basic nutritional facts that many horsemen know is that you want to give a 2:1 ratio of calcium:phosphorus.  But supporting optimal bone development and making sure that the body is using calcium efficiently is much more complicated than simply giving those two nutrients.  So, to make it easy as possible, we have optimized the mineral supply for you in order to help support the bone building process so it is much more efficient than other supplements you find on the market like joint supplements or general health supplements sold as "multi-vitamin/mineral".  These other products just don't have the focus on Bone related health issues that you're looking for.  EQUI-BONE is specifically formulated to target your goal of improving bone development.

3) Alkaline pH to Improve Calcium Retention - This principle is especially important for horses with navicular bone (or any other bone) deterioration, fractures, etc...

Studies show that diets consisting of acid forming minerals lower pH values and lead to bone loss.  So, the body will actually allow calcium and supporting nutrients to actually leach from the bone, which creates a weaker bone structure over time. Diets consisting of alkaline forming minerals raise pH values and have shown the ability to support bone preservation.  So, the body will actually retain calcium and supporting nutrients in the bones, resulting in a stronger bone, more resistant to breakdown.  Over time if the horses diet, exercise demands & lack of proper nutrient availability have allowed some level of bone deterioration or fractures to occur, EQUI-BONE can help the horse to retain & store calcium in the bones more effectively by improving calcium retention in bones, which - again, over time, leads to better bone development.


What can you expect to see with your specific circumstances?


Navicular, Fractures, Osteitis - Typically expect to see improvements in the horses mobility within 3-6 weeks from starting and you should commit to 4-5 months on the program to successfully support rehabilitation.  This will require two containers, whether you choose the powder or the pellets.  For horses with degenerative bone issues, we recommend switching to a maintenance protocol (found under the "Feeding Instructions" tab) to maintain healthy bone conditions moving forward.

We look at certain variables to let us evaluate which candidates are going to be more successful.  They are:

  • Newly Discovered Issue - As degenerative issues typically progress and become worse over time, outgrowing remedial actions such as shoes, injections and pills, the sooner we can begin the program, the better.  With that said, we've seen horses in their 20's that have had navicular symptoms for 20 years recover and do remarkably well.  You should see improvements relatively quickly to be able to make your determination on if we're going to be successful (typically the first 3-6 weeks most horses begin to show improvements).
  • Isolated Issue - If we can determine that the horse is only being effected by a single bone related issue, the less likely it is that other factors, like flexor tendon damage or chronic founder problems are affecting the horses ability to recovery properly and the better your chance for success.

    


Calcium Deposits, Bone Spurs, Ringbone, Side Bone, Bone Chips -
Typically expect to see improvements in the horses mobility within 3-6 weeks from starting and you should commit to 4-5 months on the program to successfully support rehabilitation.  This will require two containers, whether you choose the powder or the pellets.

We look at certain variables to let us evaluate which candidates are going to be more successful.  They are:
  • Younger Horse - A younger horse helps us to ascertain that the calcium deposit hasn't been around for many, many years.  The longer calcium deposits exist, the more dense and stubborn they become to dissolve back into the bloodstream.  However, if you know your 22 year old horse has only become lame and developed a calcium deposit over the last 3 months, for example, then the age becomes a non-issue.
  • Newly Discovered Issue - Along with the first bulleted point, the newer the calcium deposit, the less dense it is.  So ideally we would have an issue only a few years old or more recent.
  • Isolated Issue - If we can determine that the calcium deposit is the only thing effecting the horses ability to be sound, the less likely it is that other factors are affecting the horses ability to recovery properly and the better your chance for success.
We typically recommend making dietary changes for horses with calcium deposit related issues.  It is important to eliminate synthetic Vitamin D3 and outside sources of calcium from the diet to allow the program to work to it's potential. To do this TLC Animal Nutrition, Inc. suggests replacing commercial grains (purina, etc...) and any supplements containing significant amounts of Vitamin D3 & Calcium with our own feed ration found at the bottom of the page under "Feeding Suggestions".  Replacing alfalfa hay with a grass hay will also help reduce calcium intake as well and give us better control over the catalyst in what's contributing to development of the calcium deposit.  These principles will give you the best chance of success with the EQUI-BONE program.

  

TLC'S EQUI-BONE IS DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER TRIED BEFORE!

Commercial "flex" products may provide joint support ingredients, like MSM, Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid, etc... but the elements included in those products focus only on supporting the tissue component of the joint.  We focus on providing the optimal balance of nutrients required to support healthy bone development in one easy to feed formula.

 

 

THE POWDER VS. THE PELLET FORMULA
Our EQUI-BONE pellet will last one horse for 2 months at the loading rate.  The pellet also features 1,750mg of each Glucosamine & MSM per scoop.

The EQUI-BONE powder will last one horse for 2 1/2 months at the loading rate.  The powder version does not contain additional Glucosamine or MSM.




For feeding instructions, click the tab above labeled "Feeding Instructions".

 

 

 

5 Stars
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We started using this on advice from a friend, has sure seemed to do the job on one of our geldings. We were just as satisfied as the people who suggested it to us!
Reviewed by:  from Cardston, AB. on 11/25/2017
5
5 Stars
Fantastic
Fantastic product.
Reviewed by:  from Spotsylvania. on 11/22/2017
5
4 Stars
owner
I originally ordered the Equi Bone powder and had a lot of trouble getting my mare to eat it but after a lot of mixing with grain, oil, etc, she finally got on it. I did eventually see some improvement. When I ran out of the powder I ordered the pellets. She eats them readily and is doing pretty good now. I will definitely order the pellets from now on.
Reviewed by:  from Wyoming. on 9/25/2017
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5 Stars
Mule is lame
My mule came to me lame 3 months ago. 2 months ago I started her on Equi-bone. Such an improvement. My farrier has trimmed her correctly twice now and with the Equi-bone she has 99% stopped limping. Can't wait to see how she moves after another month. She should be able to ride soon.
Reviewed by:  from Darby, MT. on 9/14/2017
5
5 Stars
Mrs.
I started using Equi-Bone on one of our horses last April. This horse is a 16 year old quarter horse that has had some soft tissue damage in the past and had severely contracted heels. After a difficult winter here in Montana (and his first since relocating here from So. California a year ago), he could barely walk! I started him on Equi-Bone and he is doing so much better! He's not out of the woods yet but he is able to walk around his pasture with our other two horses and doesn't want to lay down all day because his feet are sore! I will probably always keep him on Equi-Bone!
Reviewed by:  from Frenchtown, MT. on 9/6/2017
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