SO VERSATILE, NO STABLE SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT! Bacteria are everywhere, both the good and the bad kinds. If a horse has a weak immune system or too many ‘bad’ organisms (pathogens), these can quickly gain the upper hand and cause the horse to be more susceptible to infections. Organisms can spread and transmit infections everywhere – especially on brushes, halters and sheets. Horses can also carry a fungus without showing any symptoms. It is therefore strongly recommended that the risk of infections be kept under control.
THE DISINFECTION PARADOX Bactericidal products such as disinfectants and antibiotics have been used for many decades, under the assumption that they eliminate existing problems. Figure 1 shows that disinfection kills not only germs but also ‘good’ bacteria, and in particular that all microorganisms are not completely eliminated. The will to survive in bacteria is so strong that they continuously adapt to circumstances and can develop into resistant superbacteria, causing disinfectants and antibiotics to work less effectively. After disinfection, the surviving bacteria then multiply at lightning speed.
BOOST THE IMMUNITY WITH BACTERIA? Due to the importance of good equine hygiene and the increase in resistant organisms, Cavalor has developed a sustainable solution making essential use of pre and probiotica. In nutrition, pre and probiotica’s beneficial effects on intestinal health have been proven many times. This is part of Cavalor’s recipe for keeping horses healthy from the inside out. This includes Cavalor VitaFlora for optimum digestion in the colon. The use of pre and probiotics in cosmetics and skin care signals the beginning of a new era. This new and revolutionary approach may also help eliminate excessive use of antibiotics and antimycotics (fungicides).
HOW DOES CAVALOR DERMA SPRAY WORK? Use Cavalor Derma Spray as a natural cleansing spray for hooves, skin, coat, mane and tail. The pH-neutral formula, specially created for a horse’s skin, encourages the natural defense mechanism of the skin and promotes a healthy balance of microflora. It helps ‘good’ bacteria to gain a footing in the affected area and multiply more quickly and inhibits the adhesion of external organisms. This prevents and alleviates important skin problems. Cavalor Derma Spray can also be used to clean wounds, helping to support the body’s natural healing response.