I Am Seeing Results!
Our 24 year old gelding has a history of founder. Earlier this spring, he started to limp, walk slowly and just seemed to hurt all over. Our situation is not practical to stall or pen him up and I was at a loss for what to do for him. Even Bute was not having much effect on his pain. He has been on the LamineX for two weeks now and I am seeing great improvement in his gait and demeanor. I also supplement him with 1/2 dose of Smartpak MSM, When he gets off the LamineX loading dose, I will give him a full dose of the MSM in addition to the maintenance dose of LamineX. Smartpak was very good in telling me what their guidelines were for MSM and our vet agreed. He also looks like he has lost weight (which is good). He has shed out faster and is extremely shiny, with a softer mane and tail. You do have to be careful about supplements using devils claw as they can upset a horse that has a sensitive stomach or tends to have ulcers. I also would absolutely not give this and an NSAID at the same time, as you could create an ulcer making stew. I'm seeing progress and horsey looks happy again. I will keep on this track and hope for a complete recovery!
April 25, 2013
Only thing that worked for our mare
My daughter's gymkhana horse had sore soles after a competition. Xrays unfortunately showed very thin soles and that she had previously foundered before we bought her. My farrier said "All hoof supplements are the same just get one with biotin in it." I did a lot of research on the Smartpak site and switched her from Farrier's Formula (which didn't seem to be helping) to Laminex. The farrier was just out and I said, "I am so anxious to see what you think about her feet because I have her on a new supplement." He wasn't familiar with it and said again, "It doesn't really matter, they are all the same." I started to walk away and after he started trimming he put down her foot and said, "Wait, what supplement did you say you were using?" He was completely amazed at the growth of new sole and hoof in places we thought she couldn't grow. She is no longer wearing shock pads which saves me money on shoeing and I am so happy that her feet don't hurt anymore.
We had a big winter here and my daughter couldn't ride much. I am amazed at how quickly her mare is coming back into great shape and she has really great muscle tone on her. She is leaner overall this spring than last and we haven't changed her feeding regimen (She is a grass hay only girl). I highly recommend this product and it has completely changed my farrier's mind about supplements for foundered and laminitic horses or horses with thin soles.
February 19, 2013
Hoping it works long term
My horse had a dropped sole from laminitis so I am hoping this works as promised. She has been on it for a month and I am seeing some small improvements. The loading dose is 3 months so I am looking for continued improvements each month. It is very expensive but will be worth it if she continues to improve.
January 22, 2013
We purchased our horse, Annie, 4 years ago for my 7 year old daughter. Annie is an excellent kid's horse. She is now 12 years old and since we've had her, she steadly started to have great difficulty generally getting up and moving around. We were not informed when we purchased Annie that she had foundered. Her joints were severely inflammed and had great difficulty moving around. I tried practically everything, even seeking our vet's help and spared no cost to getting my girl the pain relief she desperately needed. I was about to give up and I came across LamineX and decided to try one more product in the hopes of getting her some relief. Within the first 2 weeks, I noticed a dramatic improvement. After 2 weeks, she was off all other products and was strictly on LamineX and her Purina Senior feed with no other supplements and she is doing wonderful. LamineX is truly a blessing to us and Annie. Thank you!!!!
October 1, 2012
Best feet he's ever had
I've been using this product for a year next month and my horses feet have never done better. He's wearing shoes for the first time in 10 years and they're holding for min. 6 wks. I love everything about this supplement the added vit. and support and my horse will eat the pellets right out of my hand. The product is not cheap, but any hoof supplement worth anything isn't.
August 14, 2012
Helping my Foundered Mini
My Mini foundered from asymptomatic Cushings and subsequent IR. After a few months the vet and I decided to try a trial of Pergolide which gave him the help needed to essentially manage his laminitis. I had him on Laminasaver from Figuerola at the time and he was doing well on it (considering his Cushings was untreated until then), but once on Pergolide he stopped eating for weeks. By playing with his dose and reducing it to .1mg twice a day he eventually began to eat again but no supplements passed his palate including his beloved Equinesaver vitamins. This summer I found Laminex and he wouldn't eat it at first, and refused to eat it ground to a powder, but now I lightly crush the pellets with a mortar and pestle, he just refuses to eat large pellets. I add the Laminex (2/3 the dose is his limit but it's enough) along with some alfalfa pellets, a small dose of Quiessence and his alfalfa flavored Pergolide powder (which he eats mixed with some semi-crushed/ powdered Cheerios) and my boy is sound, still on pasture and second cut hay to keep his weight up. He now runs and bucks on cool days (he's never been the running bucking type his entire life ; ) I hope it works for you, but as with all things, experimentation may be necessary.
August 7, 2012