My previous experience using probiotics or digestive tract inoculums in foals had been very poor. Last year, during a neonatal foal diarrhea outbreak on a large breeding farm, I used a new feed product which had a great deal of science associated with the effects on microbiota. In brief, GlycoGuard was a game changer for me in this outbreak and in other uses in neonatal foal GI issues. The proposed scientific mechanism of how it interacts with mare’s milk, and the microbiota sequence data behind the product formulation, really made sense for newborn foals. GlycoGuard had an immediate effect of improving the intestinal microbiome balance in the cases I’ve seen, and it has been safe and effective clinically for me. The veterinary profession critically needs ways to reduce the use of antibiotics in foal GI disorders, especially those related to Clostridia species, and this product has certainly provided a feed-based alternative for my patients.
Dr. John Madigan, DVM, MS
Medicine & Epidemiology
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
GlycoGuard got us through a particularly difficult foaling season, giving my foals the gut protection they needed to recover quickly from a bug that was going around. I use GlycoGuard as the first tool in my belt for all my foals as soon as they are born, to provide me and the horse owners peace of mind during those chaotic first few weeks!
Owner, Victory Rose Thoroughbreds
Although the importance of the gut microbiome in animal health is becoming increasingly clear, I’d just never seen any previously available product lead to true changes in the gut microflora. However, I have now used GlycoGuard clinically on multiple occasions to manage nursing foals with moderate to severe diarrhea, and it has really changed my mind on the impact an activated probiotic can have on stabilizing the intestinal microbiome of foals from the first day of life.
Dr. Monica Aleman, MZV, PhD
Medicine & Epidemiology UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
My foal, born septic, received GlycoGuard and appropriate antibiotics, is 12 days old now and doing great! I have been using GlycoGuard this foaling season and last as part of routine care of newborn foals and also to support intestinal health in the recovery of sick foals. I am a strong supporter of the product and recommend it to my clients, and we are loving the results.
Dr. Cassy Mahoney
Farmview Veterinary Services
Glycoguard is a time saver, a money saver and a life saver. Over the past couple of years we’ve had a problem with neonatal foal diarrhea, specifically some cases of C. diff. Some of the diarrhea was serious enough to require hospitalization of the foal. This year, every single foal received a tube of Glycoguard beginning at birth and we did not have a single case of diarrhea. Most of the foals didn’t even show foal heat diarrhea. I’ve told every breeder I know to try it – it’s been a game changer for us. We will have Glycoguard in stock for every foaling season!
Ronda Stavisky, PhD
Rising Star Farm
The Lazy E Ranch foals out 300 mares a year, so we see a number of typical foal conditions. Diarrhea is one condition that can have numerous causes. Ultimately, it’s essential for these to be treated and controlled quickly to avoid serious complications. GlycoGuard was the main component of our treatment protocol this year when a case of diarrhea needed treatment. By using GlycoGuard, we were able to quickly and effectively manage diarrhea in our foals and prevent anything from becoming more serious.
Dr. David A. Stone, DVM
Lazy E Ranch