Virbac New Zealand

Laminitis Prevention

Founderguard®

A proven preventative of carbohydrate induced laminitis or founder in horses

  • Horse

WHAT IS FOUNDERGUARD®?

FOUNDERGUARD® is a clinically proven preventative supplement for feed induced laminitis and founder. It has been formulated to ensure delivery of the active drug to the hind gut and proven to control the build-up of lactic acid in the hind gut. A small daily dose of the palatable granules allows high grain diets to be fed safely.

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Horses on high grain diets e.g. gallopers, pacers, eventers and show hacks
  • Horses grazing lush pastures particularly during spring and autumn when sugar levels in pasture are high
  • Young horses being prepared for sales e.g. high grain/low exercise animals
  • Horses that have suffered laminitis or founder in the past
  • Horses undergoing a change in diet
  • Horses with seedy toe, white line separation or poor-quality hooves

WHY CHOOSE FOUNDERGUARD?

  • The ONLY proven prevention for founder – FOUNDERGUARD® has been scientifically developed specifically for the prevention of grain induced founder in horses and is the only product available to prevent this problem.
  • Prevents build-up of lactic acid – When excess carbohydrates are consumed, bacteria multiply rapidly in the hindgut. FOUNDERGUARD® controls the build-up of lactic acid from this fermentation process, preventing damage to the gut lining and therefore laminitis.
  • FOUNDERGUARD® can be added to the daily feed as an effective daily management tool of horses at risk of founder and low-grade laminitis.
  • Scientifically formulated for performance – Helps prevent the onset of this silent ‘performance killer’ and help the performance horse reach their full potential.

COMPOSITION

Each 25 g dose contains:

  • Virginiamycin 250mg

DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • FOUNDERGUARD® should be administered at the full daily dose for at least 3 days prior to any dietary change that involves an increase in grain (starch) or pasture (sugar) intake.
  • FOUNDERGUARD® is presented as a palatable lucerne-based pellet.
  • FOUNDERGUARD® can be fed alone or mixed with other feed ingredients to provide 5 g FOUNDERGUARD®/100 kg bodyweight per day (e.g. 25 g/day for a horse weighing 500 kg).
  • Individual horses: 5 g FOUNDERGUARD® per 100 kg bodyweight once daily
  • Bulk feeding: 1 kg FOUNDERGUARD® mixed into 250 kg feed concentrate
  • Introduce the dose incrementally over 4 days starting at ¼ - ½ the daily dosage. Commencement at the full dosage may result in decreased feed intake during the first week of supplementation.
  • The scoop provided contains approximately 25 g when loosely filled.

STORAGE

Store below 30˚C (Room temperature) in a dry place. Protect from light. Reseal after use.

PACK SIZES

  • 1kg Bucket: Provides 40 x 25g daily doses (based on a 500kg horse)

 

FOUNDERGUARD® is a Restricted Veterinary Medicine. Available only under Veterinary Authorisation.
Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No. A6863

 

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