Audevard Balsamic Control (Equine)

Respiratory comfort - pollen and dust

Some horses are particularly sensitive to the quality of the air they breathe. The presence of dust, mould or pollen can cause recurrent respiratory disorders or discomfort when the horse begins working, creating additional nutritional requirements. Such disorders can pose a problem to both horses and riders.

RRP £45.96 From £45.00
  • Intregrated measure
  • Can be given as a treatment course or by period

Knowing what to look out for in your horse.

Know how to recognise the signs that could indicate a need for respiratory and lung support: reduced performance, dilated nostrils, exercise intolerance, heave line, forced exhalation, difficulty recovering after effort, difficulty adapting to dusty environments, intolerance to living in a poorly ventilated loose box or eating dry hay, or weight loss and poor general condition. Don't hesitate to make a precise note of these signs and to share them with your vet, who will be able to advise you and recommend the use of Balsamic Control.

Knowing how to plan ahead.

Our vets' experience shows that once a horse has had a few episodes of respiratory and lung problems, it is very likely that these episodes will recur, depending on changes in the horse's environment (box, pollen, dust, dry weather, etc.). This recurrence will be even more evident in older horses. Know how to plan ahead for these episodes by adapting your horse's living conditions (see below) and giving Balsamic Control for 1 month before and during the higher-risk period.

All year round, the presence of dust, mould or pollen in the environment can cause recurrent respiratory disorders or discomfort for some horses. These difficulties reduce the horse's blood oxygenation capacity and can impair performance and comfort in very sensitive horses.
This need to optimise respiratory function is also found in young horses to support their training.
Balsamic control does not contain any ingredients that could could cause your horse to test positive to anti-doping tests. The ADP programme guarantees that there is no contamination that could lead to a positive result during anti-doping tests.

Balsamic Control is specially formulated for the management of your horse's respiratory system. It contains an original combination of 4 ingredients (nigella, lemon, eucalyptus and garlic) selected by our veterinary experts. Balsamic Control is our formula with the highest plant extract concentration, containing almost 75% plants. The combination of these ingredients supports your horse's respiratory system during high-risk periods and in high-risk environments. The delivery form has been carefully selected to guarantee optimal absorption of the ingredients.

Nigella: Nigella is a plant native to South-East Asia. It has been extensively studied for its beneficial effects on asthma in humans. It has also been recognised for its benefits in horses. It is the seeds (also known as black cumin) that are used in our formulas since they offer excellent nutritional qualities and supply original and complementary secondary metabolites.

Balsamic Control can be given before and throughout high-risk periods, to reduce the effects of a dusty environment in the summer or when your horse spends more time indoors in the winter. Balsamic Control can be used all year round if necessary, following advice from your vet.

Your questions.

What are the differences between Balsamic Control and Balsamic Air?

Balsamic Control targets the lower respiratory tract of horses subject to environments containing lots of micro-particles (pollen and dust) or during training of young racehorses. It can improve the respiratory comfort of your horse. Balsamic Air is a liquid solution containing essential oils that targets the upper airways of horses, in cold weather or in the event of localised throat sensitivity. Ask your vet for advice to know which one you should choose

Are there any good practices to be followed with respect to my horse’s feed?

Wetting hay helps reduce the amount of dust inhaled into your horse’s airways, when your horse eats with its nose in the hay. Wrapped bales are another feeding solution, moister and richer than hay, but it is important to make sure they are free of mould.

What measures should I put in place to optimise management of my horse’s respiratory comfort?

Managing your horse’s respiratory environment is essential. Avoid contacts with allergens: put your horse in the paddock if the stable is too dusty, or move him inside to protect him against pollens and dust if the outside atmosphere is too dry. Make sure that hay is not mouldy. Reducing the effects of dusty environments significantly improves your horse’s respiratory comfort. The use of Balsamic Control supplements these environmental measures.

Apart from Balsamic Control, what else can I do to support my horse’s respiratory function?

Managing your horse’s respiratory environment is essential. Avoid contact with allergens: get rid of dust in the stable or put your horse in the paddock if the stable is too dusty, or move him inside to protect him against pollens and dust if the outside atmosphere is too dry. Make sure that hay is not mouldy. Reducing the effects of dusty environments significantly improves your horse’s respiratory comfort. Do not hesitate to ask your vet for advice.

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Manufacturer Audevard
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Presentation Pellets
Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules Yes
Show Me Products Free From Prohibited Substances
My Horse Is... Allergic, Competing, Coughing, Lacking Condition, Lacking Energy, Run Down, Stabled
Recycling Recyclable Plastic
Instructions for use Feed supplement to meet the respiratory needs of horses that live in dusty environments (pollen, mould etc.) and young racehorses in training.

Daily allowances: 1 measure morning and evening.
Duration of use: from 2 weeks to 2 months, to be renewed as needed.
Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal) 2 measures (split into a morning and evening feed)
How long will it last (days)? 1kg is sufficient for up to 33 days' use.
5kg is sufficient for up to 167 days' use.
Approx cost per day £1.14 - £1.39
Ingredients Label Composition: calcium carbonate, eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), garlic (Allium sativum), nigella (Nigella sativa), sugar beet molasses. Additives (per kg): 2b- Aromatic substances: lemon (Citrus limon - essential oil) 1000 mg. Analytical content: humidity < 10%, crude ash 59%, total sugars 2.15%, calcium 22%, sodium 0.05%. 1 measure per day: Garlic: 1,500 mg Nigella: 2,490 mg Eucalyptus: 2,490 mg Lemon: 2490mg
Key Ingredients Calcium Carbonate, Essential Plant OIls, Garlic, Molasses
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