Lonnie is a beautiful 3 year old Gelding with an injured fetlock which we had xrayed and the vet has suggested 12 months rest before being xrayed again.
Zorro is also a beautiful 3 year old Gelding who was surrendered with a fractured pelvis, he also has had some injury to his leg and will be spelled for 12 months as well.
Warrior is a 6 year old Gelding and was surrendered with a double fractured pelvis which needed surgery. He will also be spelled.
Mitavite have come on board with a form of sponsorship and donated a 12kilo tub of Bonafide to help with our rescue horses that have bone problems. Its been scientifically proven to help with repairing bone fractures. We have all 3 of our OTT horses on 4 times the recommended amount of bonafide as well as we feed them mitavite breeda which has a dose already in the feed.
The active ingredient in Bonafide® is Quinaquanone,™ a water soluble, bio-available form of Vitamin K 1 & K2.
Vitamin K1& K2 has a critical effect on the function of Osteocalcin, the bone protein that binds the mineral and protein in bone together. Without sufficient Vit K the binding process is incomplete and low density or defective bone and cartilage are produced.
Vitamin K 1 & 2 is naturally available in fresh, growing green pasture but it is highly unstable, being degraded by UV light, wilting, or “wintering off.”
Horses that do not have constant access to high quality pasture are likely to be deficient in Vitamin K, leading to a reduction in bone density and bone strength.
Horses removed from Vit K rich pasture and brought into a box/yard regime have demonstrated a reduction in bone density within 7-10 days.
There is an established correlation between bone density and the incidence of OCDs and DODs in yearlings and DMD (shinsoreness) in 2 year olds.
Bonafide® is the first product to provide a stable, bio-available form of Vitamin K 1 & K2
You can find more information on Bonafide at: http://www.mitavite.com.au/mitavite06/Bonafide-product.asp
We will most definitely keep everyone up to date with their progress. Once again, if you would like to donate some money to go towards our broken down OTT TB's in rehabilitation then please that would be amazing and we really do need your help more than you know. We are a fully registered charity and provide tax receipts for all donations over $2. Just transfer money into account listed below using your surname and OTT as the reference and email you details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Save A Horse Australia