White Lightening is one of the many Frank Lampley products I use...
Frank Lampley Horse Products (The White Lightening is toward the bottom of the page)
It's designed to be used for trauma, colic, extreme stress and cases of poisoning, including venomous snakebites. Personally, I have had 100% success rate with it bringing a horse quickly out of a colicky episode. My mom is the first person to start using it years ago when she had a mare that just kept colicing. It was the only thing that brought the mare out of it. In hind-sight, the mare probably suffered from some severe ulcers from an extended use of bute. That mare was my brother's #1 roping mare, but suffered from bursitis of the shoulder. The vet's recommended keeping her on a low dose of bute when she was in use. Back then, that was all there was for arthritis and no one knew just how damaging it was. It took a full year to bring the mare around, but eventually she did come out of it and almost a decade later is an exceptionally healthy 22y/o...
We've also successfully used it for performance day stress, rattlesnake bites (on horses and a dog) and on a mare that had a bad foaling. I've dosed horses at barrel races and brought them out of episodes of colic and tying up. Although, I will say, a couple of times, the owners didn't wait for the WL to work...as soon as they could get their hands on some banamine, they used it...and of course, those are the 2 people who don't believe it works. LOL...Not everyone believes in that 'holistic mumbo-jumbo'.
There was one time that I didn't think it worked...I tried it on Moon, back when he was getting radical at the gate (before I discovered his ulcer situation) and it didn't calm him down. He went in and ran like a freight-train. Uummm...After I got Moon's ulcers fixed, he has has run like that every since....so I guess it did work. I was expecting it to relax him like it has on everything else. I guess when Moon's 'relaxed' he just runs harder and faster. LOL
To answer CutNJump's question...Yes, you can add a dab of water to the powder to make a paste, which does make administering it somewhat easier. According to directions though, it's most quickly absorbed if applied directly to the tongue, so if you wanted to use a syringe, you'd have to get one with a wide nozzle and still apply the paste to the tongue, not up the side of the mouth like you would with wormer or something like that.
And unfortunately, I do not know if these products can be shipped to Canada. I know Lisa (CdnCowgirl) looked into Lampley's stuff some years back, but am not sure if she was ever able to get products shipped to her.
Ohhh...And CutNJump...I know you guys are suffering from abnormally low temps...But I would LOVE to see temps in the 20-30's. LOL...Our HIGHS for this last week have barely been into the double digits. We got up to 14*F the other day and it felt like a heat-wave. LOL. The warmest it's been at night was 0*F, but it's been as cold as -22*F (at my house). There was a recorded -18*F at the Airport, which broke a record set in 1907. It's all relative though....I seem to have gotten used to this frigid weather and yesterday I rode with my coat unzipped and no gloves. It was 9*F. :-D.
News on Frosty...He seems to have turned the corner and is coming out of his funk. His eyes are bright, his expression is normal again and he is back to licking the bottom out of his food pan. Yesterday we made 3 trips around the 20-acre field instead of just 2 and even loped some.