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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 & environmental nutrient analysis. These studies have allowed him to produce his own line of custom feeds since his early research began.  

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Around 1999, he 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 of balanced nutrition leading to a robust functioning immune system and overall health. After thorough investigation and several years of equine field studies he applied for and was granted a patent for his Equine Immune Formula by The United States patent office. The patent was awarded for his work in Equine Cushing's disease, Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, Onchoceriasis, Equine Hypothyroidism and Benign Skin Tumors.

Innovative natural immunotherapy approaches have become an integral part and focus of his 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 through colostrum. His customized Equine Formulas capitalize on the body's ability to recognize and orally absorb immune information at any time during life.

We envision the Future Standard of Care in the equine medicine and therapy to include natural immunotherapy for both acute and chronic conditions. Our experience with incorporating immune enhancement into traditional therapy protocols has demonstrated improved patient outcomes in both uncomplicated health challenges as well as complicated and serious 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
  • Sarcoids
  • 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

Clinical uses for the transfer factor products Vital Stress (VS) and Vital Immune (VI) 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)

Treatment and Support

  • Colic (VS)
  • Viral & bacterial Infections (VS)
    • Strangles
    • Upper & lower respiratory diseases
    • Pigeon fever (corynebacterium abscesses)
    • Cellulitis
    • West Nile
    • Potomic fever
    • Chronic lymphadenitis
  • Diarrhea (acute and chronic) (VS & VI)
  • EPM (VS & VI)
  • Cushings (VS & VI)
  • Dental Abscesses (VS)
  • Allergy (VS & VI)
    • Heaves
    • Hives
    • Dermatitis
  • Auto Immune (Pemphigus Foliaceus) (VS)
  • Laminitis (acute & chronic) (VS & VI)
  • Periodic Opthalmia (VS & VI)
  • Corneal Ulcers (VS)
  • Tumors (VS &VI)
  • Melanomas
  • Equine Sarcoids
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Geriatics (VI)
  • Soft Tissue Wounds ( VS)


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