Dental Guard

Dental Guard is a scientifically formulated Functional Food designed to support a healthy oral environment. EOTRH (equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis) affects about 5% of the horse population globally. Horses may also have inflamed gums and advanced gum disease.

Claims:
Carefully selected and balanced natural ingredients within Dental Guard

  • Helps kill pathogenic bacteria within the mouth (antibiotic activity)
  • Helps kill pathogenic bacteria within the mouth (antibiotic activity)
  • Helps degrade food particles on the gums and teeth
  • Helps degrade necrotic tissue (supports tissue health after surgery)
  • Helps support oral and whole body immune health
  • Helps support gastro-intestinal health; this is important because dental disease often impairs gastro-intestinal function.
  • Helps support tissue anti-oxidant activity

Health Science for your Horse™

Approved in Canada as a Veterinary Health Product NN.K9G0
ALL Ingredients are GRAS approved for use in animal supplements in the EU and USA

EQUINE periodontal disease is a common and painful condition, the aetiology and pathology of which are poorly understood.

Periodontal disease is something ALL horse owners need to be aware of, early diagnosis and effective treatment are critical and if these occur then the outcome should be healthy horses free from dental pain who will benefit as they age from retaining their teeth.

Gingivitis is defined as inflammation or recession of the gingiva, without any loss of the tooth’s attachment apparatus.

Periodontal disease is defined by inflammation or loss of the periodontal tissues.

Equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis

There is a particular form of periodontal disease about which little is known, other than recently it was reported that the source of the problem was due to the “Red Complex Bacteria”.

EOTRH requires careful management. Although there is currently no known cure, the symptoms and the horse’s pain can be managed effectively thus allowing these horses a better quality of life. Dental Support has been successfully used to manage this condition by Equine University Hospitals and Equine Dentists throughout Europe for the past 6 years, and is supported with clinical research ( see pictures)

  • Supports healing following trauma or extractions
  • Helps support pain management
  • Supports tissue activity
  • Supports tissue and immune system
  • A new approach to supporting oral health in situ and systemically through the immune system

Antioxidants
Free radicals are formed daily which are damaging to the whole body. Antioxidants act as scavengers to prevent cell and tissue damage.
Down regulates oxidative stress, supports a balanced immune system.

Omega-3
Omega 3 is required for synthesis of inter cellular connecting substances. The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA) and (DHA) are important in generating bioactive lipid mediators important in helping reduce inflammation.

Probiotics
These are required to maintain a healthy gut environment where most of the body’s immune system is located.

Mushrooms
Fungi have developed an arsenal of medicinal compounds with antibacterial and antiviral properties to protect themselves and in turn help protect anyone who consumes them. They are also classed as an adaptogenic. Ganomycin, a powerful modern antibiotic, comes from Reishi mushrooms.

Ingredients:

  • Golden Flaxseed – ALA (beneficial fatty acid)
  • Laltide® – Proprietary yeast source of nucleotides, peptides and amino acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids; EPA + DHA (from fish oil)
  • Levucell – Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Ganoderma lucidum
  • Synozyme – Proprietary plant based enzymes
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Freeze Dried Melon rich in SOD and Catalase
  • Dentalzyme – Proprietary plant-based enzymes

All ingredients have regulatory approval.

Nutrition:

Crude Protein: 34%
Total Fat: 10%
Crude Fibre: 3%
Ash: 3%
Moisture: 5%

Feeding Instructions:

Feeding Instructions:
One scoop (10g) mixed into the feed (not hay), add water and ideally allow to soak for 30 minutes before feeding. Dry feeds should be wetted to minimise the risk of choke.

Daily Serving:
2 scoops per day with the feed for the first 10 days.
Thereafter 1 scoop per day for as long as needed, with the advice of a veterinarian.

Cautions / Contraindications:

A feed supplement for horses not intended for food. Store in a cool dry place, keep out of direct sunlight. Reapply lid after use.
Consult your veterinarian if using medication or for general advice.