Science Supplements ProKalm is an innovation in managing anxiety and stress in horses and ponies allowing them to perform to their potential. Once horses become anxious they may develop behaviours that make managing them difficult such as poor concentration, spooking, bolting, pulling, wind-sucking, crib biting, pawing, stamping and box walking.
Stress and anxiety over long periods can also lead to greater susceptibility to infections, gastric ulceration, loss of condition and poor recovery from exercise and competition as well as loss of performance.
ProKalm contains 4 different novel ingredients to help reduce anxiety and nervousness. ProKalm acts rapidly in as little as 30 minutes and the effects can last up to 8 hours. At low intake ProKalm is perfect for taking the edge off. At moderate intake, ProKalm is suitable for more demanding situations and at the highest level of intake can be used for horses that are difficult to handle for example during clipping, shoeing, travelling, backing etc.
ProKalm can be fed as required, either for isolated situations or as a daily feed to achieve sustained reductions in anxiety.
Tested to be free from the prohibited substances caffeine, theobromine, hyoscine, hordenine, morphine and atropine. Does not contravene FEI rules or rules of racing.
An innovation in managing stress and anxiety in horses allowing them to perform at their potential. Rapid acting and effective calming supplement with results in as little as 30 minutes from feeding. A unique combination of herb extracts and amino acids and does not contain valerian, magnesium or tryptophan. ProKalm does not sedate or affect gait or performance.
How ever well you manage horses, they are all individuals. Once horses become anxious they may develop behaviours that make managing them difficult and stress and anxiety over long periods can also lead to longer term issues and loss of condition. Other stress related problems can include failure to train properly, poor recovery from exercise and competition and loss of performance. ProKalm reduces anxiety leading to better control, better concentration, relaxation and easier management.
For any stress related problems or stressful conditions. ProKalm is perfect for taking the edge off horses. At moderate intake ProKalm is suitable for more demanding situations and the highest level of intake can be used for horses that are difficult to handle, for example during clipping, shoeing, travelling, backing, etc. ProKalm can be fed as required, either for an isolated situation such as competing or can be fed daily to achieve a sustained reduction in anxiety. Uses of ProKalm include: Aggressive behaviour, anxiety, breaking to saddle/harness, starting stalls, bolting, box rest, box-walking, clipping, covering (mares or stallions), dangerous horses, dentistry, difficult horses, introduction to a new herd, introduction to a new yard, massage, problem horses, physiotherapy, rearing, rehabilitation, shoeing, stress, to aid training, to improve concentration in competition, transportation, turning out after box rest, vaccinations, vet visits, weaving, wind sucking.
ProKalm is best given in feed on a regular basis. The effects of a single feed can begin within 30 minutes and last for up to 8 hours. The amount given can be varied to get the desired effect. Some horses require a higher rate than others. For a strong calming effect, e.g. to clip, shoe, box or when first turning out, give 2-4 scoops for a 500 kg horses in feed or mix with a little water and syringe around 1-2 hours before peak effect is required. For a mild-moderate calming effect , e.g. for riding, travelling, etc give 1-2 scoops for a 500 kg horse in feed or mix with a little water and syringe around 1-2 hours before peak effect is required. For sustained calming over time, for anxious horses or those with vices e.g. cribbing, give 0.5-2 scoops for a 500 kg horse in both morning and evening feeds for at least 7 days. For first time use we strongly recommend feeding 2 x 25 ml scoops per day split between morning and evening feed for a 500 kg horse. If the effect is too strong then reduce the feeding rate.
If after 1-2 days the effect is not strong enough then increase to 4 x 25ml scoops per day and up to 6 x 25 ml scoops per day after a further 1-2 days.
Why not magnesium?
There is no scientific evidence that magnesium has any calming effect in horses.
Why not valerian?
It is illegal under FEI and rules of racing.
Why not tryptophan?
Tryptophan signals to the body that it is exhausted and has a negative effect on performance.
Why not acepromazine (ACP)?
ACP during exercise increases risk of in-coordination, stumbling and injury.