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Product Of The Month: FOUNDERGUARD

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, November 06, 2017
Product Of The Month: FOUNDERGUARD

FOUNDERGUARD® reduces the risk of laminitis in horses and ponies when fed in conjunction with high grain diets.


Horses on high grain diets e.g. gallopers, pacers, eventers and show hacks

Horses grazing lush pastures particularly during spring and autumn when sugar levels in pasture are high

Young horses being prepared for sales e.g. high grain-low exercise animals

Horses that have suffered from laminitis or founder in the past

Horses undergoing a change in diet

Horses with seedy toe, white line separation or poor quality hooves


Each 25g dose contains: Virginiamycin 250mg


FOUNDERGUARD® should be administered at the full daily dose for at least 3 days prior to any dietary change that involves an increase in grain (starch) or pasture (sugar) intake.

FOUNDERGUARD® is presented as a palatable lucerne-based pellet. It can be fed alone or mixed into a feed.


Individual horses: 5g FOUNDERGUARD® per 100kg bodyweight once daily

Bulk feeding: 1kg FOUNDERGUARD® mixed into 250kg feed concentrate

Introduce the dose incrementally over 4 days starting at ¼-½ the daily dosage. Commencement at the full dosage may result in decreased feed intake during the first week of supplementation.

FOUNDERGUARD® can be fed alone or mixed with other feed ingredients to provide 5g FOUNDERGUARD®/100kg bodyweight per day (e.g. 25g/day for a horse weighing 500kg).

FOUNDERGUARD® can be fed once per day or in 2 equal feeds each of 2.5g/100kg bodyweight. The scoop provided contains approximately 25g when loosely filled.

FOUNDERGUARD® can also be administered by inclusion in complete concentrate rations by thoroughly mixing 1kg FOUNDERGUARD® with each 250kg of feed.


1kg bucket: Provides 40 x 25g daily doses

5kg bucket: Provides 200 x 25g daily doses

(based on a 500kg horse)

For more info speak to one of the team in pharmacy or visit the Virbac website -

Also available on our EPLC Online Store -