Everything a horse consumes can only be taken into the body ONE way: the mouth. However, the fact is that the body is supplied with four pathways for waste products, which emphasizes the need for quick removal of toxins from the body. The detoxifying organs are: the skin, lungs, intestines, and kidneys. The excretion of fat-soluble toxins and uric acid occurs in the skin, and gaseous detoxification in the lungs. The large intestine removes the fat-soluble toxins from the organism and the kidneys aid in freeing the metabolism from the water-soluble toxins.
One can compare the respiratory organs and digestive system of a horse with the air filter and injectors on a car. If the air filter is clogged and the injection is poor, the car will eventually have soot coming out of the exhaust: this is due to the disproportionate ratio of fuel and oxygen, which causes the car to “suffocate” and stop. This can be observed in a horse and its inability to “fully perform”. If oxygen levels and combustion are not ideal, and expelling of waste materials is inadequate, soot will appear. For a horse to “function” continuously, it has to be “fed with the right type of fuel”; hay, whole oats, and water.
If a car that ideally runs on 95-unleaded oil is fueled with diesel, it will not work. If an equestrian horse is to be compared with a racecar, one would say high octane fuel is preferred. Similarly, if you have an equestrian horse and try various types of feed (fuel mixtures), you are most likely to be as careful as you would be with the fuel mixture for a formula one car, as there are very high stakes associated with the horse.
If a car that ideally runs on 95-unleaded gasoline is fueled with diesel, it will not work. If an equestrian horse is to be compared with a racecar, one would say high octane fuel is preferred. Similarly, if you have an equestrian horse and try various types of feed (fuel mixtures), you are most likely to be as careful as you would be with the fuel mixture for a formula one car, as there are very high stakes associated with the horse.
One can also compare the equestrian horse to a rental car one leases: you hire a coachman/jockey to do a “race,” who then returns the horse after. The formula 1 car has an entire “stable” to its disposal. The formula one car has a synonymous driver (coachman/jockey) that drives it through all races, has its own mechanic (trainer/tender) that knows exactly how it functions and is cared for meticulously by the same people who can recognize even the slightest disharmonious noise.
If you hire a coachman/jockey for your “formula one” horse it is not certain that he will recognize the “disharmonious noises”. He merely returns the horse after his assignment has been completed.
GOOD FUEL MIXTURE FOR THE HORSE
Minesyl, Makrosyl, Ferrum, hay, whole oats, and water are the base of the “fuel mixture” for your equestrian horse.
No matter what the intended tasks are for your horse; whether it is to be your companion in the forest and grounds, or to compete, it is just as important that it receives the ideal “fuel mixture”. For the horses who have more facile tasks, Minesyl combined with BARF (Biologically Adapted RAW Feed) is enough for the horse to receive the nutrients it needs to feel great.
DETOX FOR THE HORSE
In our work with horses we have learned a deal about how the healthy body functions: we have learned the body language associated with symptoms. Probably the most significant for us has been attempting to follow the laws of nature as closely as possible in the treatments that have been carried out.
The basis of horse keeping, is in our opinion, primarily knowing what to feed the horse with. Natural feed is undeniably a good choice since it is the absolutely most important factor in avoiding poor health. Although there are certainly other circumstances that are important, such as their living conditions.
I would like to dwell on the feed, since processed industrial feeds are fundamentally what we believe to be the cause of various diseases in a horse. To vaccinate a horse in order for it to be able to consume feed that compromises its health, like hay silage, is another extreme action.
The allergy hit-list for horses confirms that processed, heated concentrate feed is the number one cause. We can also notice that there is a constant introduction of new concentrates to the market that as usual, when examined, contain cooked ingredients of numerous sorts, along with remains from the industry that one thinks horses should eat.
In a purely historical sense, horses have not been fed with “cooked” food for a long period of time: their immune system has not adapted to recognizing it as something foreign and harmless. We can recognize that it is the biggest reason horses suffer from stomach and intestine problems today. From the stomach and intestine systems, a large amount of other disease symptoms can appear since the immune system is closely involved in digestion, like horses with throat problem. Symptoms vary depending on which organ system is the “weakest link” in the individuals.
ONE WAY IN AND FOUR WAYS OUT
As I have mentioned earlier, there is one way for feed to enter the body, yet there are four ways for the waste products to exit the body. To me, this fact emphasizes the importance of detox working as it should.
The four detoxifying organs are the lungs, kidneys, large intestine, and skin. Gaseous exchange occurs in the kidneys: oxygen goes in and carbon dioxide out. This process is the gaseous detox. The lungs, along with the kidneys, regulate acidity and PH in tissues and organs. Ultrafiltration is the kidneys main method of relieving itself from the water-soluble waste products of metabolism. Through the large intestine, the fat-soluble toxins are excreted from the organism. The skin excretes sweat, fat-soluble toxins, and uric acid. The skin is the body’s largest excretory organ. If the remaining three organs are functioning as they should, the skin does not load with toxins, which can eventually cause skin diseases.
To facilitate the work of the detoxifying organs we recommend a detox regimen for the horses, ex: when they have completed their competition season. It is the ideal time to clean the body system and prepare for the upcoming season on the track.
Naturally, one can detox a horse when it seems necessary. Symptoms for the appropriate time can vary:
Pain in the lungs tends to make itself known in the form of a dry, matte fur, sinus problems, runny nose, and several forms of throat pains and colds.
If the strain is mostly on the kidneys, the manifestation will be hives, itching, and the horse pulling to the left.
Strain in the liver causes a tuber from feed, itching, dandruff, eczema of various kinds and places. The horse will often begin to pull to the right.
If the horse has poor circulation in the legs, the legs will have many skin problems. One can have in mind that if the waste does not get removed from somewhere, it will get stuck in connective tissue, muscles, and joints.
Do all horses need to be detoxed? No, perhaps not. It depends on what conditions it is given in terms of behavior and feed. However, if it is fed with oil, yeast, pelleted or muesli feed with questionable products, a detox is recommended to avoid more serious diseases.
Included in the DETOX package is: RESPIRAFOR to support lungs, RENEFOR to support the kidney filter, and COLOFOR to support the intestines excretion ability. The skin is treated by all three agents. In most cases a period of 6 weeks tends to be sufficient. The horse may react by seeming slow, urine and feces may vary in smell and consistency, and the nose may be slightly more runny than usual.
We therefore also recommend always using Minesyl as a basis and additional feed supplement.
Different names on the products in North America
Pro-Combo #1(Minesyl), Macromin and Ferromin, the DETOX package contain Respiramin, Renemin and Colomin.