Equine Conditions Guide

This equine condition guide is only a guide, based on clinical experience with Cur-OST® Equine formulas in private veterinary practice and rehabilitation. The goal with all conditions is to aid in restoring balance back to the body, which is accomplished by balancing the inflammatory response, improving cellular health and function, supporting the immune function, and providing proper nutrient provision. One must keep in mind that the diet and exercise regimen is the foundation for every program.  Both of those entities are needed for recovery and maintenance of health in any horse.

In many instances, these goals may require the use of two (2) or more Cur-OST® formulas to achieve best results, at least in the early stages.  As the condition of your horse improves, the regimen may potentially be able to be simplified, either reducing the number of supplements, or reducing the dosage of the supplements being utilized.  This is achieved on a ‘patient-by-patient’ basis and is hard to predict. It is best determined by observing your horse, monitoring for changes, making changes, and then reassessing the impact of those changes.

In many instances, the approach to therapy is based on body condition, which will be mentioned.  Most combination regimens are continued for 60-90 days, following label directions for each product.  After this time, period, the regimens are often reduced to just the main Cur-OST® EQ Total, EQ Plus, Pure EQ or EQ Green with the goal of balancing the inflammatory response daily.  In some cases, after a period of time as the patient is improving, the main Cur-OST® formula being used may be changed to a lower level formula, such as EQ Plus to EQ Green, or EQ Total to EQ Green or Pure EQ to EQ Plus, if that horse is responding well.

The ability to reduce the regimen, adjust to lower required doses and more simplified regimens is patient variable, dependent on the severity of the condition and many contributing factors including stress, diet, environmental, and even proper foot care.

If you have specific questions regarding your particular horse, please contact us through our ‘Contact Us’ page. We are happy to assist you!

Tendon & Ligament Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with Cur-OST® EQ Topline/ EQ Body & Hoof
  • Non-easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus combined with Cur-OST® EQ Topline/ EQ Body & Hoof

In both situations, the addition of the Cur-OST® EQ Collamend may provide additional benefits, if not using the Cur-OST EQ Body & Hoof formula.  Diet and structured exercise are also crucial in the full recovery process.

Joint Dysfunction:

  • Low Level:  Cur-OST® EQ Green  +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend  or EQ  Body & Hoof
  • Moderate level/ Competition:   Cur-OST® EQ Plus  +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend or EQ Body & Hoof
  • High level / Critical:  Cur-OST® Pure EQ +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend or EQ Body & Hoof
  • Easy Keeper Type:  Cur-OST® EQ Total Support  +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend or EQ Body & Hoof

Navicular Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support +/-  Cur-OST® EQ Topline, +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend
  • Non-easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus  +/- Cur-OST® EQ Topline, +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend
    (If lameness is severe, may substitute Cur-OST® Pure EQ for the EQ Plus)

Laminitis Support:

  • Critical Care (easy keeper):  Cur-OST EQ Pure w/ Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT
  • Chronic Care (easy keeper):  Cur-OST EQ Total Support, Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT

** May substitute the Cur-OST EQ Total Body & Joint for both regimens in both cases.  Keep in mind that nutrition is a key element behind recovery.  Consider the Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate or EQ Nitric-Boost whole food formulas for added support in nutrition and nitrates for circulation.

Metabolic/ Cushing’s Support:

  • Cur-OST EQ Total Body & Joint (primary choice, 5 formulas in one)
  • Cur-OST EQ Total Support
  • Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT
  • Cur-OST EQ Tri-Guggul
  • Cur-OST EQ Meta-Support
  • Cur-OST EQ P450
  • Cur-OST EQ Cell Repair
  • Cur-OST EQ Keto Oils/ EQ Keto BHB
  • Cur-OST EQ Adapt & Calm (added in cases of Cushing’s for cortisol support)

** As with laminitis, nutrition and exercise are essential to the recovery of these patients.  Consider the options provided above in the section on laminitis for nutritional support.

Foregut and Hindgut Ulcer & Anxiety Support:

  • Non-Easy Keeper:  Cur-OST EQ Stomach + Cur-OST EQ Adapt & Calm
  • Easy-Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support + Cur-OST EQ Adapt & Calm

EPM/Lyme Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support with Cur-OST EQ Immune Full Spectrum
  • Non-Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Plus with Cur-OST EQ Immune Full Spectrum

**Consider added ‘gut’ support in these patients with the Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT formula.

Allergies, COPD and I.A.D Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support with Cur-OST EQ Immune Full Spectrum
  • Non-Easy Keeper:  Cur-OST EQ Plus with Cur-OST EQ Immune Full Spectrum

** Note, many I.A.D horses benefit from the Cur-OST EQ Stomach to moisturize the airways

** Gut support is critical in the allergy patients, which can be further aided via the Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT

Chronic Colic & Gas/Digestive Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support +/- Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT
  • Non-Easy Keeper:  Cur-OST EQ Stomach +/- Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT, Cur-OST EQ Adapt & Calm

** Diet and stress are two main underlying components in these cases.  Evaluate both closely.  Add in necessary formulas as needed.

Recurrent Uveitis Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support with Cur-OST EQ Immune Full Spectrum
  • Non-Easy Keeper:  Cur-OST EQ Plus with Cur-OST EQ Immune Full Spectrum

** Gut health can play a major role in these patients.  Consider the Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT as an addition.

Back and S/I Support:

  • Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support with Cur-OST EQ Topline or EQ Body & Hoof
  • Non-Easy Keeper:  Cur-OST EQ Plus with Cur-OST EQ Topline or EQ Body & Hoof

**  May substitute Cur-OST® Pure EQ for EQ Plus in more severe conditions

Headshaker Support:

This condition is complex and arises from many causes, thus many approaches may provide clinical benefit.

  • Easy Keeper Horse w/ Anxiety:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support with Cur-OST EQ Adapt & Calm
  • Non-Easy Keeper w/ Anxiety:  Cur-OST EQ Green +/- Cur-OST EQ Adapt & Calm, add Cur-OST EQ Stomach if ulcers are present.

Hoof & Tendon Health, Muscle & Coat Conditioning:

  • Easy Keeper Horse:  Cur-OST EQ Total Support with either Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate, EQ Topline, or EQ Body & Hoof
  • Non-Easy Keeper:  Cur-OST EQ Plus with either Cur-OST EQ Rejuvenate, EQ Topline, or EQ Body & Hoof

** Gut function plays a major role in digestion and nutrient provision from diet.  Consider adding the Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT for added support.  Both horse groups can also benefit from the addition of Cur-OST® EQ Collamend for added collagen and tissue support.

General Health and Lameness Support:

  • Younger Horse in Training:  Cur-OST EQ Green  or Cur-OST EQ Plus
  • Adult:  Cur-OST EQ Plus or EQ Green (dependent upon pre-existing problems)

General Enhancement, Energy, Performance and Recovery:   

  • Cur-OST EQ Revive
  • Cur-OST EQ Nitric Boost
  • Cur-OST EQ Body & Hoof

Digestive Support, Enhanced Nutrient Provision: 

  • Cur-OST EQ Tri-GUT
  • Cur-OST EQ Tri-Guggul  (enhanced formula for metabolic horses)

 

These recommendations are for health support only and are not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition.  The true solution to many conditions impacting the horse is through proper support of overall health and providing support for the body, and mitigating pathways created on a cellular level.  This information is not intended to replace medical advise provided by your veterinarian, but is more so intended to supplement a current program to support overall health in the horse. 

 

5 comments on “Equine Conditions Guide”

  1. Beth Bowles Reply

    I am a current customer with one horse we own and I was looking at the anxiety supplement you have for another horse I own. He is my daughters 10 year old national horse, very large (purchased as a stallion he was 8) easy keeper but when he returned from Florida with a trainer, he hasn’t been the same, he spooks at silly things, girthy, occasionally rears, flicks his head, looking at everything and I just want my horse back to the way he was before he left. I am currently using perfect prep products and they don’t seem to work unless I give him lots of it , so I thought maybe I would try another one of you products

    • Tom Schell Reply

      Hi Beth,

      Feel free to contact me via our website and I will be happy to guide you further.

      Thank you!

  2. Brenda Klinger Reply

    I have a 12 year old horse that coughs after eating and also after I compete on any speed events. What should I give her?

  3. Tate Greco Reply

    Hi,
    My horse has a capped hock. Which is like bursitis in humans . It involves a lot of swelling in the hock. Is your product some thing that could potentially help that condition?

  4. Jo Reply

    The No Grain article, If horses are to be given no grain for reasons say, extra vitamins.

    WHY do you say that YouR products are absolutely necessary in a horses wellbeing instead ?

    A scoop of this and that,, What are you supposed to sprinkle it on ? The grain that we are not supposed to give them ?

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