How can Colostrum aid in your practice?
In the study, “Stress Management for Equine Athletes,” Dr. Karen Malinowski of Rutgers states what most good horsemen and horsewomen know already: “Chronic equine stress has been implicated in many deleterious conditions including aggressive behavior; decreased growth and reproductive capability; inhibition of the immune system; and increased risks of gastric ulceration, colic, and diarrhea.” (“Stress Management for Equine Athletes,” Karen Malinowski, Ph.D., 2004 by Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension, NJAES, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.)
It is a challenge to treat stress for the life of the horse. Whole liquid bovine colostrum can provide an additional tool for veterinarians seeking a viable option to address stress – particularly in their performance athlete patients.
Bovine colostrum has a long history as a nutritional feed supplement. Interest in colostrum as a nutritional feed supplement has increased over the last few decades, particularly as technology has improved the ability to process and preserve it. Colostrum also serves as an excellent adjunct to more conventional therapies, delivering naturally-occurring immune support, antibodies and antioxidants that support and extend the use of more traditional antibiotic, gastrointestinal pain relief and other pharmaceutical interventions.
Colostrum can be especially effective supporting immune function, reducing the negative effects of stress when horses are commingled in new settings, and helping maintain normal body composition.