For Our Equestrian Friends
Ramaekers Nutrition has been involved with equine investigational research and medicine for over 40 years. Dr. Ramaekers' early interests were in equine metabolic bone diseases and in-depth feed and environmental nutrient analysis. These studies have allowed him to produce his own line of custom feeds since his early research began.
Trust Transfer Factor Technology
Medicine is the Science of Disease. Nutrition is the Science of Health.
Trust Transfer Factor Technology to optimize immune system function. While many products use single rudimentary ingredients known to aid immune health, Ramaekers Nutrition delivers the only immune support products harnessing Transfer Factors supported by a unique, patented blend of essential nutrients and potent nutraceuticals. See our Mission.
Transfer Factor Technology
Our patented formulas use transfer factor technology. These formulas are derived from a proprietary blend of bioactive peptides and are based on the synergistic effect of combining naturally sourced biologically active peptides (transfer factors). These bioactive peptides are extracted from bovine colostrum and egg yolks. This blend combines unique plant-derived heteropolysaccharides, lactic acid-producing probiotics, and highly bioavailable micronutrients. Combining these immune active ingredients allows a dramatically enhanced immune response without side effects.
Our unique formulas help educate and boost the immune system for overall health and vitality. Immune Education starts at birth and should continue throughout life with our patented products. Ramaekers Nutrition’s products reflect a culmination of global research and clinical experience. Dr. Ramaekers is passionate about improving animal welfare. He is proud to be on the cutting edge of veterinary (meet our veterinary team) medicine and nutrition. About Ramaekers Nutrition.
Custom Equine Formulas
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In approximately 1999, Dr. Ramaekers was introduced to the concept of Natural Immunotherapy. He quickly recognized that this newer therapy concept in disease prevention and health dove-tailed perfectly with his philosophy — balanced nutrition leads to a robust functioning immune system and overall health.
After a thorough investigation and several years of equine field studies, he applied for a patent for his Equine Immune Formula. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Dr. Ramaekers's Patent, and he was awarded for his work in the following areas:
- Equine Cushing's Disease
- Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis
- Equine Hypothyroidism
- Benign Skin Tumors
Daily Practice & Research
Innovative Natural Immunotherapy approaches have become an integral part and focus of Dr. Ramaekers's daily practice and research. His efforts are directed towards producing immune supplements that provide effective Immune Education and Modulation throughout life.
It is common knowledge that immune information is conveyed from the mother to the newborn both in-utero and colostrum. His customized Equine Formulas capitalize on the body's ability to recognize and orally absorb immune information at any time during life. Order online.
Acute and Chronic Conditions
We envision the future standard of care in equine medicine and therapy to include Natural Immunotherapy for acute and chronic conditions. Our experience incorporating immune enhancement into traditional therapy protocols has improved patient outcomes in uncomplicated, complicated, and serious health challenges and conditions. Some examples of areas that our field veterinarians utilize these supplements would be:
- Cushing’s Disease
- Pigeon Breast
- Fistulous Withers
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Equine Strangles
- Chronic Internal Abscessation from Corynebacterium
- Tumor reduction
Some current areas of interest that Dr. Ramaekers is conducting research are:
- Enhanced antibody titers in response to vaccines
- Improved reproductive performance in stallions and mares
- Improved race performance and endurance
- Improving parasite control and prevention
- Stress reduction formulas
- New concepts in therapy for auto-immune disorders
Summary of Veterinarians’ Use of Ramaekers Immune Products in Equine Medicine
By Dr. Steve Slagle, see Bio
Clinical uses for the transfer factor products Vital Stress (VS) and Vital Immune (VI) (custom formulas for specific needs) through immune enhancement and modulation are as follows:
Preventative Uses (pre and post-stress applications)
- Shipping (VS)
- Racing (VS)
- Showing (VS)
- Foaling (VS)
- Weaning (VS)
- Newborn (VS)
- Surgery (VS)
Wellness and Support
- Colic (VS)
- Viral and Bacterial Infections (VS)
- Upper and Lower Respiratory Diseases
- Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium Abscesses)
- West Nile
- Potomac Fever
- Chronic Lymphadenitis
- Diarrhea (Acute and Chronic) (VS & VI)
- EPM (VS & VI)
- Cushing's (VS & VI)
- Dental Abscesses (VS)
- Allergy (VS & VI)
- Auto Immune (Pemphigus Foliaceus) (VS)
- Laminitis (Acute and Chronic) (VS & VI)
- Periodic Ophthalmia (VS & VI)
- Corneal Ulcers (VS)
- Tumors (VS &VI)
- Equine Sarcoids
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Geriatrics (VI)
- Soft Tissue Wounds ( VS)
Natural Pain Relievers
Dr. Ramaekers focused on replacing these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories like Butazolodin and Banamine. These pain relievers have many serious side effects, like bleeding ulcers.
He formulated products using natural pain relievers like curcumin, Boswellia, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, and chondroitins. These natural products are equally effective and with no side effects.
Focusing on a mineral balance makes these products more available at the cellular level and allows joint absorption. Dr. Ramaekers has been able to replace 80% of typical western medicine pain relievers with his natural formulas.