So Thankful to Have My Spunky Pony Back
“KPP was highly recommended to me by my veterinarian, Dr. Meghan Waller. Meghan only recommends products she personally believes in, and takes a scientific based approach when choosing and recommending products. She puts a lot of time and effort into researching them so we only get the best. Her recommendations time and time again prove to work exactly as she says. I am so lucky to have her as a veterinarian!
My 14 year old miniature mare, Ladybug, began becoming increasingly more lame in the hind end in May. It was absolutely heartbreaking to watch her hobble around. My vet performed a lameness exam and she was pretty sure Ladybug had arthritis, but we couldn’t do imaging on the farm to confirm this. I considered euthanizing my mare because she was so painful and I felt helpless. My vet referred me to the Ontario Equine Hospital. There, Ladybug met the fabulous Dr. Orlaith Cleary who did a variety of different types of imaging on her. To our surprise, there was no arthritis, and everything appeared to be clean and healthy. I remember being so confused and almost a little upset that we couldn’t find anything to cause her severe stiffness and lameness. That’s when Dr. Cleary said, on a hunch, “Lets do a full blood panel, I wonder if she’s selenium and vitamin e deficient”. so we did, and 2 agonizing weeks later we got the results back confirming Nutrition Myopathy Disease.
So, now what? She’s got this deficiency but what do we do? In comes KPP supplements. Within 4 days my mare already was more comfortable. It was absolutely incredible to see a positive change so quickly. Ladybug is a very picky eater as well (I mean like, if I add too much water to her grain even, she won’t eat it) but the supplements are so palatable, she’s never batted an eye. We are now approximately 6 weeks in and the change is incredible and she gets better every single day. My mare who before didn’t want to move, was so stiff and miserable.. is now back to her spunky little self. We still have a long way to go, but we can’t thank KPP supplements and our awesome veterinarians enough for giving me my girl back.”
Products used by Ladybug
Elevate® Maintenance Powder – Elevate was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) to horses. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. It maintains healthy muscle and nerve function and supports a strong immune system in horses of all ages.
Elevate® Se – Elevate Se was formulated to supply a combination of powerful antioxidants that support the scavenging and neutralizing of the damaging oxidative byproducts known as free radicals. This unique blend of natural vitamin E and organic selenium yeast support healthy muscle, nerve and reproductive functions, and maintain a strong immune system.
Elevate® W.S – Elevate W.S.’s unique formula is a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E. Developed to increase circulating blood levels quickly, it has become the product of choice for veterinarians managing horses and foals with neurological and muscular disorders, compromised immune response, or low fertility rates.