Is the latest development from Veterinary Professional Services Ltd, this nutraceutical has been formulated using the latest science on the problems of obesity in horse plus provide gut support for all horses in stressful situations. See below for more information.
Vetpro Gut-Biotic – contains Prebiotic and Probiotic actives that in line with the science, will improve the horses gut Microbiome to be restored and hence directly assist the health of the horse. The good bacteria in the gut of a horse are very important to the overall health of the horse. A horse is vulnerable to the changes that can occur in the balance and quality of that bacteria (called the microbiome), and that change will negatively affect the processing of food and therefore the wellbeing of the horse. Changes can occur for many reasons, usually stress or illness related.
Providing both a Probiotic and Prebiotics will assist with establishing a gut microflora at times when it may be naturally depleted by excessive workload, stress, long distance travel, changes in diet or grazing conditions, ill health and antibiotics.
Also overweight horses if left unresolved, can develop Insulin Resistance (IR), which creates metabolic and health complications, such as Laminitis, EMS (Equine Metabolic Syndrome). Science has proved that feeding a short chained fructo-oligosaccharide does help reduce that possibility.
When does a horse need Vetpro Gut-Biotic:
• Overweight horses to help prevent onset of insulin resistance and its consequences
• Underweight horses to improve the gut flora to process food efficiently and aid weight gain
• Horses in hard work and competition to help maintain good gut function under that stress
• Horses that are unwell and especially those on antibiotics
• Horses that show signs of diarrhea
• Horses that are undergoing long distance travel
• Horses that have to change their diet, especially change of grazing
Store in a cool dry place and always reseal the pouch after use.
Active Ingredients, all sourced from high quality European manufacturers, are:
PREBIOTICS (stimulating gut microflora):
1. Short-chained fructo-oligosaccharide (Inulin)- sc-FOS
2. Mannan Oligosaccharide – MOS
PROBIOTIC (providing 25 billion CFU active microflora):
Active yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Recommended Dose: is 25gm for an average 500 Kg horse – use the scoop provided – a level amount is 25gm.
Available sizes: 500 gm and 1 Kg sealed foil pouches.
Effects of dietary short-chain Fructo-oligosaccharides on the intestinal microflora of horses subjected to a sudden change in diet F. Respondek, A. G. Goachet and V. Julliand Jnl Animal Science 316-323
Dietary supplementation with short-chain Fructo-oligosaccharides improves insulin sensitivity in obese horses F. Respondek, K. Myers, T. L. Smith, A. Wagner and R. J. Geor. Jnl Animal Science 77-83
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Effect of live yeast culture supplementation on apparent digestibility and rate of passage in horses fed a high-fiber or high-starch diet1 doi:10.2527/jas.2006-796 J.-P. Jouany*, J. Gobert†, B. Medina†‡, G. Bertin† and V. Julliand‡2Effect of Live Yeast Culture Supplementation on Hindgut Microbial Communities and Their Polysaccharidase and Glycoside Hydrolase Activities in Horses Fed a High-Fiber or High-Starch Diet JP Jouany et al. J Anim Sci 87 (9), 2844-2852. 2009 May 22.