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. 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 patient 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.
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Tendon & Ligament Support:
Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune & Repair
Non-easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune & Repair
In both situations, the addition of the Cur-OST® EQ Collamend may provide additional benefits. Diet and structured exercise are also crucial in the full recovery process.
Low Level: Cur-OST® EQ Green +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend
Moderate level/ Competition: Cur-OST® EQ Plus +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend
High level / Critical: Cur-OST® Pure EQ +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend
Easy Keeper Type: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support +/- Cur-OST® EQ Collamend
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)
Critical care (severe): Cur-OST® Pure EQ, Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT, +/- Cur-OST® EQ Adapt (Adapt/Recover)
Chronic easy keeper: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support, Cur-OST® Tri-GUT, +/- Cur-OST® EQ Adapt
Nutrition is critical for the laminitis patient. If diet is lacking, consider adding the Cur-OST® EQ Rejuvenate or Cur-OST® EQ Nitric-Boost formula, which are both whole food provision formulas with natural nutrients.
Metabolic / Cushing’s Support:
Cur-OST® EQ Total Support, Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT, Cur-OST® EQ Meta-Support
Combine with Cur-OST® EQ Adapt if Cushing’s is present or under stress
As with laminitis, nutrition is essential to the recovery of these patients, as is exercise. Consider options mentioned above for these metabolic patients for further support.
Foregut and Hindgut Ulcer & Anxiety Support:
Non-Easy Keeper horse: Cur-OST® EQ Stomach +/- Cur-OST® EQ Adapt
Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support +/- Cur-OST® EQ Adapt or Adapt & Recover
Easy Keeper horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune
Non-easy keeper horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune
Consider added ‘gut’ support in these patients with the Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT formula.
Allergies, COPD and I.A.D Support:
Easy Keeper: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune or Cur-OST® EQ Revive
Non-Easy Keeper: Cur-OST® EQ Plus combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune
(Some I.A.D. patients do benefit from the addition of 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 Support:
Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support +/- Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT
Non-Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT +/- Cur-OST® EQ Stomach
Diet and stress are two main underlying components in these cases. Evaluate both closely. Add in necessary formulas as needed.
Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune
Non-easy Keeper horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus combined with Cur-OST® EQ Immune
Gut health can play a major role in these patients. Consider the Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT as an addition.
Back and SI Support:
Easy keeper horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support +/- Cur-OST® EQ Topline
Non-easy keeper horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus with Cur-OST® EQ Topline
(May substitute Cur-OST® Pure EQ for EQ Plus in more severe conditions)
This condition is complex and arises from many causes, thus many approaches.
Easy Keeper Horse w/ Anxiety: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with Cur-OST® EQ Adapt. (+/- Cur-OST® EQ Stomach if ulcers present)
Non-Easy Keeper w/ Anxiety: Cur-OST® EQ Green +/- Cur-OST® EQ Adapt (+/- Cur-OST® EQ Stomach if ulcers present)
Hoof, Tendon, Muscle & Coat Conditioning:
Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Total Support combined with either Cur-OST® EQ Rejuvenate or EQ Topline
Non-Easy Keeper Horse: Cur-OST® EQ Plus combined with either Cur-OST® EQ Rejuvenate or EQ Topline
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 Competition Level
Adult: Cur-OST® EQ Plus or Cur-OST® EQ Green (dependent on pre-existing problems)
General Enhancement, Energy, Performance and Recovery:
Cur-OST® EQ Revive
Digestive Support, Enhanced Nutrient Provision:
Cur-OST® EQ Tri-GUT
General Nutrition Support – Whole Food Nutrients
Cur-OST® EQ Rejuvenate
Cur-OST® EQ Topline
Cur-OST® EQ Nitric Boost
Cur-OST® EQ Veggie Blend
Picky Eater Horse Support
Cur-OST® EQ Fruit Juice
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.