The poor body condition you see above was caused by damage to the kidneys through extended use of Banamine after an emergency colic surgery. The results were devastating; one of his kidneys was destroyed, the other was damaged by 30%. During the course of this post-op period Regal lost over 200 pounds and was unable to regain the weight despite all efforts. Because of the damage to his kidneys, Regal required a “low-protein feed,” but for muscle replacement he needed high-quality, equine-available proteins – no “junk” proteins. After six weeks of HorseSense Balanced Optimal Nutrition, roasted oats and forage, the changes were outstanding! Regal's recovery was an amazing one, and now Julie Piekarski (owner) is able to enjoy her horse, and trust that all of his nutritional needs are being met through Virginia Equine Research.