Effects of Immunovet on horses of different ages and types
Immunovet can help preserving horses’ health, condition and performance during their whole lifetime.
Our horses’ health, and consequently their reproduction and sport capacity can be damaged several times during their life due to internal and external factors. Suckling and weaning foals are both highly susceptible to diseases, the former because of their immature immune systems, while the latter because of stress factors that occur around weaning time. The greatest challenge for racing horses is the regeneration after physical activities, while for breeding mares and stallions it is their reproduction performance. Besides appropriate housing and feeding conditions, there’s a raising need for feed supplements that can help preventing health problems and reducing consumption of pharmaceuticals in the herd.
In a feeding study in 2005, Immunovet’s effect was investigated on the health status of foals (suckling and weaning) and adult horses (racing and breeding). The results were outstanding in suckling foals: less than half of them got ill in the Immunovet group compared to the control, and their diseases were milder and less likely to recur. Based on these promising findings, all foals received Immuovet before weaning time, which resulted in none of them getting ill in this stressful period, furthermore, they didn’t even lose weight during weaning. For comparison, in the previous year, when they weren’t fed with Immunovet, nearly all weaning foals had to be treated against some diseases.
Blood tests of the horses revealed, that Immunovet group had lower lactate and higher lactate-dehydrogenase (LDH, the enzyme responsible for conversion of lactate) levels. Lactate is most frequently produced in muscle cells during intensive physical activity, when anaerobic conditions occur, therefor it has huge importance in racing horses. Based on the blood tests, it was concluded, that Immunovet group could produce energy more effectively (ratio of lactate producing anaerobic processes were lower) and that they were capable of quicker regeneration (conversion of lactate is more efficient with more LDH). Besides regeneration capacity, well-controlled lactate level is of high importance for the body’s acid-base balance and for reproduction system as well.
In case of reproduction parameters, it was observed, that several mares, that were problematic in the previous years (e.g. couldn’t be fertilized, needed caesarean section, had reproductive tract disease or had and unviable foal) could easily be fertilized, without any pharmaceuticals, due to Immunovet’s beneficial effects. Quick and easy fertilization has a huge economical advantage in breeding animals.
Besides the above-mentioned observations, Immunovet had beneficial effect on the horses’ fur, hoof, condition and general metabolism. Based on the results, it can be concluded that feeding Immunovet has a positive effect on horses of any age and type.
Reference: dr. György Kovács, 2005: Immunovet-HBM feeding study in the herds of Kabala kft. from Rádaháza and Herczog és Fiai kft. from Gánt.