Allergic reactions occur when a horse’s immune system becomes hypersensitized to substances called allergens. Almost anything can be considered an allergen and trigger allergic reactions in your horse: pollen, mold, dust, mites, insects, food, forage, etc.
Clinical signs of an allergic reaction include respiratory problems, itching skin, teary eyes, coughing, hives, inflamed skin, hair loss, etc. Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is the most common allergic skin disease in horses. The cause of IBH is most commonly the culicoides species, but can be attributed to the bite of other insects. Nutritional support with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits will help diminish symptoms, but can also work to strengthen the immune system to prevent allergic reactions.
EquiShield SA (Skin & Allergy) Powder is specifically formulated for horses suffering from allergies. EquiShield SA Powder contains powerful ingredients to provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to your horse. Quercetin, a natural antihistamine, belongs to a group of beneficial plant antioxidants known as flavanoids. Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant and immune booster and has been said to be similar to, or more effective than, common NSAIDs in reducing inflammation.
EquiShield SA Powder also contains ground stabilized flaxseed. Flaxseed is one of the highest natural vegetable sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. It helps reduce immune response to common allergens and has been shown to reduce inflammation caused by Culicoides. As an oral supplement, horses tolerate ground stabilized flaxseed well. Other ingredients in EquiShield SA Powder include sodium hyaluronate, MSM, Vitamin E and Rice Bran to help support healthy skin while maintaining skin hydration.
Now is the time to start your horse on EquiShield SA (Skin & Allergy) Powder before seasonal and IBH seasons set in. If your horse suffers from lumps, bumps, respiratory conditions and inflamed, reactive skin, you need EquiShield SA Powder!