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BCS
Nutritional Support for Elastic Tissues in High Performance Horses
Horses working intensely, whether in racing or equestrian sports, often struggle with the elasticity and integrity of collagen-rich tissues, including lung tissues, tendons and ligaments.  For example, racehorses in training and racing can develop ‘bleeding in the lungs’ (EIPH), which greatly impacts performance and can end the career of promising gallopers or pacers.

Kohnke’s Own BCS contains specific nutrients which have a role in maintaining the health and function of tissues subjected to the repetitive stretching and high loading forces of athletic activity in racing and performance horses.

Horses in racing or high level equestrian training without adequate levels of the nutrients in BCS may have a higher risk of tendon and lung collagen weakness, with increased incidence of tendon injury, lung ‘bleeding’ and ligament problems during training.

Product Information
Horses working intensely, whether in racing or equestrian sports, often struggle with the elasticity and integrity of collagen-rich tissues, including lung tissues, tendons and ligaments.  For example, racehorses in training and racing can develop ‘bleeding in the lungs’ (EIPH), which greatly impacts performance and can end the career of promising gallopers or pacers.

Kohnke’s Own BCS contains specific nutrients which have a role in maintaining the health and function of tissues subjected to the repetitive stretching and high loading forces of athletic activity in racing and performance horses.

Horses in racing or high level equestrian training without adequate levels of the nutrients in BCS may have a higher risk of tendon and lung collagen weakness, with increased incidence of tendon injury, lung ‘bleeding’ and ligament problems during training.

Our Concept for BCS

While up to 90% of flat racing gallopers and harness racing horses bleed in the lungs after a race, only 2% of these horses show visible signs of blood in the nostrils.

The most common sign of EIPH is failure to finish or adequately perform due to reduced oxygen uptake and repeated ‘bleeds’ can result in severe lower airway damage.

BCS was originally developed and field tested by Kohnke’s Own to help reduce the incidence and severity of bleeding in the lungs, however feedback from horse trainers also revealed a positive effect in tendon and ligament strength and rehabilitation, even after a previous strain or injury.

Our Concept for BCS
While up to 90% of flat racing gallopers and harness racing horses bleed in the lungs after a race, only 2% of these horses show visible signs of blood in the nostrils.

The most common sign of EIPH is failure to finish or adequately perform due to reduced oxygen uptake and repeated ‘bleeds’ can result in severe lower airway damage.

BCS was originally developed and field tested by Kohnke’s Own to help reduce the incidence and severity of bleeding in the lungs, however feedback from horse trainers also revealed a positive effect in tendon and ligament strength and rehabilitation, even after a previous strain or injury.

BCS is the ultimate Bleeding Control Supplement to support healthy lung capacity

Which Horses Benefit?
  • Racing horses (gallopers and harness horses) in training or regular racing
  • Horses that have previously ‘bled from the lungs’, those which seem to ‘hit the wall’ in the final straight of a race or cannot maintain the sprint to the finish.
  • Horses diagnosed to have EIPH or visible signs of lung bleeding post-race as a helpful supportive supplement in combination with medicinal treatments and rest during recovery.
  • Racehorses and Equestrian horses in moderate to intense training with previous ligament or tendon tears or weakness which may impact soundness.
  • Horses competing in high intensity sports which may lead to failure, fatigue or overload of elastic tissues in the lungs, tendons or ligaments.
Major Ingredients
BCS is formulated to make up the shortfalls of specific nutrients in grain, processed feeds and hay commonly fed to racing and performance horses.  Long term storage of grains, chaff and hays, as well as heat processing of feed ingredients in commercial packaged feed, may damage key nutrients involved in the maintenance of collagen tissue.

  • BCS provides supplementary vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin B6 for collagen health and function
  • Trace-minerals including copper, zinc and manganese. BCS features these important nutrients in premium, potent and bioavailable forms, such as organic protein chelates, for optimum uptake, absorption and utilisation.
  • BCS also provides a source of vitamin C, which in conjunction with the other nutrients, has a role in maintaining the normal structural integrity and function of collagen and elastic tissues in the lungs, tendons and ligaments.
  • BCS is presented as a palatable powder with a subtle vanilla flavour.
  • BCS does not contain banned substances or contravene the Rules of Racing or FEI Competition, but rules prohibiting the use of pre-race supplements should be followed if required by local Racing or Competition authorities.
Supplementation Guidelines
Each scoopful of BCS provides 20 grams.

Initial Supplement:  20 grams TWICE daily for 30 days, commencing 3 weeks prior to regular fast exercise, trials, racing or strenuous competition (Total 40 grams per day).

Maintenance Supplement:  20 grams ONCE daily while horse is in training between races and events or resting from training and competition.

Pack Sizes and Days Supply
1 kg jar (50 days supply) available for $98.00 which is $1.96 cost per dose.

3 kg bucket (150 days supply) available for $240.00 which is $1.60 cost per dose.

** Days supply is calculated from the 20 gram dose which is suitable for horses (500 kg body weight) for maintenance.  Prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP) including GST (Australian Dollars).  Prices may vary between different retailers.

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