Friday, January 5, 2007

Blue Seal Carb-Guard

Blue Seal recently introduced a new formula designed as a "low starch and sugar diet to minimize the risk of starch overload..................may be recommended for hyperactive horses and horses with certain health conditions such as Tying-Up, EPSM, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Cushings, Chronic Laminitis and Obesity"

Since we house several residents with Cushings and Metabolic Syndrome, we went in search of some Carb-Guard. Our local feed dealer was not yet carrying this new feed, but immediately ordered some for us. We picked it up yesterday and will now begin gradually changing a few diets to see if the symptoms of Cushings and Insulin Resistance become easier to manage.

Carb-Guard is 12% protein, 8% fat, 25% fiber. First several ingredients are: soybean hulls, corn germ, dehydrated alfalfa meal, corn distillers dried grains, corn bran. More in Blue Seal's info sheet on Carb-Guard.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I have been using this carb gaurd for several months with all my horses, one that does have metab. syndrome as well as has foundered. ALL my horses have done well on this- and I hope will help prevent some issues with our older broodmares. I have been pleased with it this far.