I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you suggested I try Immuzim for my 5-year-old homebred TB/App cross gelding.
This horse has suffered from quite a few health setbacks in his life, despite being a big, robust colt for the most part. The most serious illness occurred when he was just a yearling, when he contracted some sort of infection that caused sudden and severe neurological symptoms which, fortunately, resolved in time with only very minimal lasting effects – a slight head tilt is the only reminder of the fact that we nearly lost him that summer. We believe the infection was caused by the neurological form of the equine herpes virus, although we were unable to confirm the diagnosis with standard lab testing, and were never able to explain how he might have contracted the disease.
In addition, this horse has suffered from skin problems ranging from frequent hives and severe responses to insect bites, to the formation of granulomas under the skin in response to irritants of some sort – probably also insect bites, according to my vet. Around the time he turned 4, the horse came down with an upper respiratory infection with fever, nasal discharge and a cough which dragged on and kept him out of work for an entire summer. The following spring he caught another cold, and by then had begun showing signs of chronic respiratory allergies and possible early obstructive airway disease. Sometimes he was so distracted by his cough and nasal irritation that it was difficult for him to concentrate on his work, so training proceeded slowly. We tried all the usual management and veterinary remedies -restricting and soaking his hay, increasing his turn-out time, antihistamines, decongestants and inhaled albuterol and steroids – but still his work-induced cough persisted on a fairly regular basis. Hot, humid weather made it worse, as is usually the case with respiratory problems that so many horses have. I had been using BTB Plus (formerly NoBute) from Emerald Valley for several years for another horse who is older and has some navicular changes. BTB Plus has helped to keep this horse sound and still competing as a show hunter at age 16, ten years after his navicular diagnosis, so I’m a firm believer in your products. When you suggested that I give Immuzim to my young gelding, I thought it was certainly worth a try, especially since your products have such a good safety record. If it helped even a little with the chronic cough and nasal irritation that still plagued my horse, I thought it would be well worth the price. I was amazed, however, at the response this horse has had to Immuzim. Within two days of his first dose, he had virtually stopped coughing at all when I rode him, and now, months later, he’s still not coughing. I have completely eliminated the use of the inhaler, and this past summer when he caught his usual summer cold, it was very mild and left no lingering effects, unlike the previous times he’d been ill. Although he is still pretty sensitive to insect bites and other skin irritants, I’m hopeful that the Immuzim will improve this area, as well. Even if it doesn’t, the product has been a godsend for this horse, and has allowed us to actually make some progress with his training, finally. He’s doing great now.
Thanks so much. My horses are proof-positive that the right herbal product can truly make a difference in an animal’s health and well-being.
Sincerely, Kay Frydenborg, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania