Allergies to Insect Bites

Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants can help with insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) and a multitude of other allergies that some horses experience, causing itching, hives and hair loss. By supplementing to support a horse’s immune system, you can help your horse to better handle histamine levels and allergic response.

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Study

A trial conducted at UC Davis looked at skin reactions to common allergens following intradermal skin injections in horses receiving Platinum Performance® Equine.

Outcome

Wheal sizes for a Mixed Grass antigen decreased by more than 50 percent in horses ingesting the supplement when compared to their values prior to supplementation. Similar results were noted in response to the Mosquito Culicidae and Culicoides spp. antigens.

Effects of Platinum Performance® Equine Wellness and Performance Formula Supplementation on Skin Allergic Responses in Horses Tara Hembrooke, PhD, and Meri Stratton Phelps, DVM, MPVM, DAC VIM (LAIM), DAC VN, 2014, University of California, Davis, 2009

Healthy Weight

For Additional Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Healthy Weight is a flaxseed oil rich in omega-3 fats and infused with natural vitamin E. It can be used in addition to Platinum Performance® Equine to support more severe skin allergies or seasonal allergies.

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Allergy Relief with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There is a correlation between the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fats that your horse consumes and his ability to respond to an allergen. Omega-3 fatty acids can help during an allergic reaction. Omega-6 fatty acids, on the other hand, can exacerbate the inflammatory response. Platinum Performance® Equine is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help support a healthy coat as well as a healthy horse. For advanced cases, the additional omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E found in Healthy Weight are supportive during outbreaks.

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Client Success Story: Hologram

“The Platinum Performance supplements I’m feeding my horse Hologram are the most effective supplements I’ve ever used. After a big bout of hives, Gram’s coat was dull and patchy. My vet initially recommended Platinum, we started him on Platinum Performance Equine, and, six weeks later, his chestnut coat shines like a newly minted penny. Because he’s an older jumper with lots of miles, I’ve just started him on Platinum Joint Care Competition + HA. Thank you Platinum Performance!”

Steven S.
Platinum Performance Client since 2020
Uses: Platinum Performance® Equine, Platinum Joint Care Competition + HA

Before and after

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