10 ways to improve your horse’s gut health
FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES WHEN FEEDING HORSES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF COLIC, ULCERS AND OTHER DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES.
1 – Maximise turnout – it increases natural fibre in the diet and reduce stress.
2 – Feed adequate amounts of good quality fibre (hay/haylage) – hay should be offered before grain.
3 – Empty stomachs shouldn’t happen, but if they do ensure an antacid such as Magnesium or Calcium is provided in the diet.
5 – Fresh water must be in constant supply, the average horse will consume 26 litres in a day.
6 – Prevent your horse from ingesting too much sand as this could result in Sand Colic. TRM’s SANDXPELL is specifically design to avoid such impactions.
7 – Consider a supplement that will both coat and nourish the epithelial cells lining the stomach. GNF is a product that offers this through its inclusion of Lamarina Algae and amino acids Threonine and Glutamine.
8 – Protect your horse’s ‘good’ microbial population – Prebiotics act as a food substrate for beneficial microbial populations in the hindgut. Frusto-Oligosccharides (FOS) is a beneficial Prebiotic in both GNF and SYNBIOVIT
9 – Consider a Probiotic – Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (the live probiotic in TRM’s SYNBIOVIT) increases nutrient digestibility by enhancing the activity of fibre-digesting bacteria in the hindgut, resulting in increased fibre digestion of forage and more efficient use of the vitamins and minerals from the diet.
10 – Feed a balanced diet high in fibre and supplement with GNF an all-round gut health supplement that is scientifically proven to work. GNF provides antacids, stomach lining properties, amino acids and prebiotics the complete Gut Nutrition Formula.