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APF - Advanced Protection Formula

Auburn Laboratories Inc
- Item #12285
Form: Treat
Maintenance Dose: 1 SmartPak Well

Advanced Protection Formula (APF) is a highly concentrated liquid extract of adaptogenic herbs, developed by an equine veterinarian. APF provides protection against the stress of heavy training and competition, supports the immune system and aids in recovery from illness or injury. This unique formula also protects against weight loss during rehabilitation and may be beneficial for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome, insulin resistance or Cushing's Disease. Recommended for daily use.

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    APF - Advanced Protection Formula is rated 4.5968 out of 5 by 62.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from incredible My Morgan picked up a bad tick while showing and came down with a severe case of Lyme Disease. He was at the "help him or put him down" stage. I was looking for anything, and I mean anything, that might help. I already had him on Smartpaks so I decided to try APF. That was 5 years ago. At first I thought the Lyme flare ups that happened when I ran out of the product were just a coincidence. Nope. Now I keep my boy on this product daily without fail. I even keep spare bottles at home in case the barn's bottle is out. Seriously. While it didn't cure the Lyme (nothing did, not even 3 weeks in intensive care on IV antibiotics) I believe it helps prevent the flareups that endanger his well being. Incredible stuff.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver! My OTTB has a long list of medical problems--founder, laminitis, club feet and arthritis just to name a few--and then last April, he started developing hives. At first we chalked it up to the changing season, pollens, flies, etc., but no matter what we did the hives remained. I had lots of expensive allergy testing done that was inconclusive, and he was on a series of different allergy medications with no success. By December, he STILL had the hives, and had also become very listless and depressed, and I feared we were nearing the end.As a last ditch effort I called Smartpak and asked to speak to a supplement specialist, and the lovely lady I spoke with suggested APF. Within DAYS the hives were almost gone, and within in a week he was hive free. He also perked up and is back to his normal personality, and has been consistently sound since he started APF. He has been on it for nearly 6 weeks now, and the hives have not returned.I am extremely impressed with this supplement---it may have saved my horse's life!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising results! I tried SmartBreathe for my poor IR guy who has allergy issues which cause labored breathing and runny eyes when it is hot and humid but sadly it caused stomach upset. In desperation, I spoke with a representative who suggested I try this, so I did. Within a week I noticed his breathing was significantly improved. What I wasn't expecting was that the scratches I had been fighting for 8 months were clearing and he wasn't as itchy all over. His eyes stopped watering too. The giant scabs from scratches that I had tried nearly every product known to man daily, were going away and healthy skin was appearing. Great surprise! He loves the cookie form. I love the results so much I added these to the SmartPak of my other horse. I wish I had known to try this sooner. They seem to work for everything that ails you. Maybe I should start eating them myself. :)
    Date published: 2014-01-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Dixie has barely been on it 2 months, but I do see an improvement in her energy. Thank you. I'll keep using it.
    Date published: 2013-11-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok I think, for us, this works better as something to use before travel than for general health. My 11 year old guy is recovering from EPM, and I haven't noticed that it's helped him regain weight or muscle better than without. I've been using it for about 2 months now. It might be a better product if your horse has other reasons for weight loss and muscle ataxia.
    Date published: 2013-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great to help with stress I heard about this product on the Yahoo Cushings group, as a way to help horses deal with stress (medication, moving, injuries, etc) and tried it on my mare during a recent stressful move. She seemed to handle things more calmly than previously, and she just gobbled it right up. Seems like a great product to have on hand.
    Date published: 2013-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from APF helps horse with severe allergies Excellent results and my Vet approved of the product too.
    Date published: 2012-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatcwaybtobadminister APF I like the wafer for administering the APF, so much easier than drops which can get over done. Cost is still pricey, but that is because of the overall APF cost, not what Smart Pak has done.
    Date published: 2013-11-04
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