Unlike humans, horses rely heavily on fermentation by a number of different species of bacteria to digest plant material in the large intestine. Changes in diet, stress and exercise can lead to imbalances between the different species of bacteria, which in turn can upset the environment in the hindgut and cause overgrowth of bad bacteria. Fungal toxins (mycotoxins) which are common feed contaminants, but difficult or impossible to detect without laboratory testing, can lead to growth impairment, poor condition, poor health and poor performance.
Why is our Gut Balancer Unique?
Gut Balancer contains a protected live yeast of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The yeast inside each granule is protected from acidity, heat and moisture by a layer of dead yeast cells which enhances stability meaning that more yeast cells reach the hindgut alive. Micro-organisms such as yeast which have a beneficial effect on health when eaten are often referred to as probiotics; when translated this means literally "for life". In the hindgut, probiotics such as specific species of yeasts if fed in sufficient amounts, and in a formulation that ensure they survive the conditions in the stomach and small intestines, can influence the balance between good and bad bacterial species. By using our unique protection system, we ensure the optimum level of live yeast reaches the hindgut without being affected by the conditions above. The benefits include stabilisation of the conditions in the large intestine resulting in the stimulation of natural fermentative activity, improving fibre digestion helping to realise and unlock potential from forages such as hay and haylage and aid the efficiency of digestion.
Gut Balancer should be fed on a daily basis to help support a healthy Gastrointestinal (GI) tract and to help support gut health and aid digestion. It is also ideal for older horses, poor doers and horses and ponies that lose condition at any time of year. Gut Balancer may also be fed to horses or ponies at times of increased stress, travelling, competition, change of yard or a change in hay or feed etc.
Instructions for use and feeding guide
Level 25ml (16.7g) scoops per day
Maintenance - to support GI health
Pony - approximately 300kg 2
Horse - approximately 300-600kg 3
Large Horse - over 600kg 4
For horses requiring additional gut support
Scoops per day for 7 days
Pony - approximately 250kg 4
Horse - approximately 500kg 6
Large Horse - over 750kg 8
This product is highly concentrated and has a strong taste. For fussy feeders introduce slowly or mix with a small amount of molasses.
Do not exceed the recommended intake
One of our core values is transparency. That’s why we list all the active ingredients per daily feeding rate so you know exactly what your horse is getting.
Per Daily Feed Rate (3 x 25ml scoops; 50g) provides: 20g protected live yeast (equivalent to 2.0 x 1011 CFU),10g fructooligosaccharides (scFOS), 5g mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) and betaglucans.
Crude Ash 3%; Crude Protein 19.8%; Crude Fibre 17.7%; Crude Oils & Fats 2.9%; Moisture 6.3%; Sodium <1%; Calcium <1%; Phosphorus <1%.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) from sugar beet, yeast cell walls from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, rice flour.
Additives (per kg of finished product):
Zootechnical additives: Digestibility Enhancer: Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC Sc47 (4b 1702) 4.0 x 1012 CFU.