HORSE HEALTH PRODUCTS
Several of these products are only available through veterinarians such as Alljoints, 4CYTE Epiitalis Forte and Hoof Gold.
Dr Victoria Hamilton has made these available online through her VH Saddlery shop to make it easier for owners to purchase and organise shipping or collection.
Good gut health is important for the overall well being of horses not only for digesting food. The gut protects horses from disease causing bacteria, antigens and toxins. It also nurtures 'good' bacteria allowing them to digest fibre, produce vitamins and assist with immune function.
Gut Health Plus
Gut Health Plus supports normal gut health in 4 ways:
Buffering – Modern feeding practices result in reduced natural buffering of a horse’s stomach. The resulting low pH environment increases the risk of gastric ulcers.
Gut Health Plus combines the buffering power of calcium carbonate (limestone), calcareous marine algae and magnesium hydroxide to keep fluids in the stomach at a more natural pH to help maintain a healthy stomach.
Protecting – A healthy stomach is able to protect itself from the gastric acid it produces. But with modern management and nutrient imbalances this ability can be compromised.
Gut Health Plus harnesses the uniquely sticky nature of a seaweed extract from Laminarea hyperborea and the amino acid threonine to build on a horse’s natural protection mechanisms to assist in maintaining a healthy stomach.
Feeding – A healthy gut relies on good bacteria and robust intestinal cells. These cells are some of the fastest growing cells in the body. To stay healthy, they need the right nutrients.
Gut Health plus combines a froctooligosaccharide prebiotic with the amino acid glutamine to support normal gut health and function.
Defending – A healthy population of gut bacteria with the right balance of ‘good’ versus ‘bad’ microflora is essential when considering the overall health of a horse.
Gut Health Plus uses the powerful binding power of mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS) to support a horse’s natural immune function and maintain a healthy intestinal microflora.
Lucerne Leaf Meal, Full Fat Soybean, Calcium carbonate (10%), Calcareous Marine Algae (10%), Magnesium Hydroxide (10%), Sodium Alginate Seaweed Extract from Laminarea hyperborea (10%), Fructooligosaccharide (FOS; 10%),Threonine, Glutamine, Mannan-oligosaccharide (MOS; 4%).
Feeding Rates & Directions
Ponies, Foals and Weanlings
3kg - $120.00
10kg - $340.00
HOOF GOLD's unique veterinary formulated combination of ingredients is highly recommended for any hoof condition requiring additional hoof strength and growth such as
Composition mg/kg: 1,000mg biotin, 16,650mg methionine, 66,600mg msm. 8,325mg zinc, plus a scientifically balanced secret blend of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Adult horse - loading dose 60g/day for 7 days
Maintenance dose- 30g/day
300kg Pony - loading dose30g daily for 7days
Maintenance dose - 15g daily
1.5kg - $105.00
6kg - $385.00
4CYTE Epiitalis Forte
4CYTE™ EPIITALIS® Forte Gel is an oral gel given once a day to protect and repair damaged joints, and actively maintain joint health. It contains EPIITALIS®, an exclusive plant seed oil patented for its cartilage repair and pain relief properties.
It is non-swabbable, safe to give long-term and should produce clinical improvements within 7-14 days. Helpful to
Dosage - loading dose - 8ml/day for 14 days
Maintenance - 4ml/day. Dosage can be varied based on animal weight and state of joint function.
250ml - $125.00
1 litre - $445.00
Alljoints supports cartilage metabolism in horses by supplying the correct nutrients for joint maintenance and repair.
Each 20g contains:
Collagen Hydrolysate 2000mg
Chondroitin Sulphate 350mg
Glucosamine Sulphate 10,000mg
Green Lipped Mussel Powder 1400mg
Vitamin E 160mg
Collagen Hydrolysate: The fundamental protein of cartilage, bone, tendons and ligaments - with a central role in the synthesis, repair and maintenance of joint cartilage
Chondroitin Sulphate: Provides substrate for formation of healthy joint matrix.
Glucosamine Sulphate: Assists in halting, or reversing joint degeneration and formation of proteoglycans.
Green Lipped Mussel Powder: Contains nutrients that supports normal joint function.
Vitamin E: An antioxidant.
PLUS free-form amino acids, which together impart structural integrity and the core properties of compressive strength, shear strength, tensile strength and elasticity.
Alljoints delivers the clinically recommended daily dose of glucosamine. Alljoints provides the raw materials for continuous cartilage regeneration.
• Collagen Hydrolysate
• Free-form Amino Acids
• Low Mwt Glucosamine
Alljoints is a major advance in our ability to protect joint integrity and reduce the impact of age and exercise on the equine musculoskeletal system.
Horses: Give Alljoints daily, mixed well into the feed.
Daily: As a maintenance dose during growth, training and performance programs, administer 20g of Alljoints daily.
800g - $110.00
Acavallo Saddle Pads
Acavallo gel pads and memory foam pads are available to be ordered. Follow this link to the Acavallo website to see the amazing different pads that are available. If you need advice on which pad best suits your horse and your saddle please contact Victoria.
Many different girths are available and all have various features and should be used for certain horses due to their conformation. As a general girth for uncomplicated horses this Equi-Prene Comfort Equalizer Dressage Girth is fantastic at a super price. It is shaped for comfort, with a special Equalizer feature to ensure the most secure fit for your horse as the pressure is more evenly distributed on to the billets. It is made with heat sensitive memory foam and is available in black, sizes 60-80cm.
More girths are available on the VH Saddlery Website
Custom Made Saddles
VH Saddlery has a wide range of saddles made by Master Saddlers in the UK and all are available to trial.
In the way of Custom-made saddles there the extremely popular VH Saddles designed by Dr Victoria Hamilton with horse and rider health and biomechanics in mind, as well as the range of Ryder and Utopia saddles. This means there are many different trees available to suit horses and riders of all types. The trees are not only different in shape, but also in materials and the way in which they can be adjusted.
All VH, Ryder and Utopia saddles can be made-to-measure - the difference this makes can be enormous, not just for horses that have had back injuries but for any horse that is expected to perform at its best. Click here for more information.
DR VICTORIA HAMILTON Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone - 0407 773 582