Horse - EquiPride Digestion

Horse – EquiPride – Horse Digestion

Horse Digestion
How EquiPride Works
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Horses are hind-gut, foraging herbivores with a comparatively small stomach. A horse left to its natural foraging patterns will graze on high fiber grasses and hay many hours of the day allowing its small stomach to balance acid and enzyme digestion with the fermentation digestion of the cecum and colon
(hind gut).

Because so many horses are boarded in stalls and non-pasture confines, they are fed in shorter time periods and with more concentrated energy feeds such as grain that is high in starch.This is where SweetPro Feeds EquiPride is helpful in aiding the digestion of the typical stable diet.

Digestion Support

Omega 3 Flax FactorAn important component of the EquiPride blend is flax, which is best known for its rich source of omega 3 fatty acid, so often neglected in modern diets.

Flax is also one of the highest sources of lignans. Lignans contribute to immune function. The major lignan in flax is SDG (seicoisolariciresinol diglucoside). Lignans from flax are being studied in human applications because of strong antioxidant properties that may play a positive role in fighting certain cancers.

This characteristic of lignans may also be responsible for reduction in atherosclerotic plaque formation noted in animal studies. The development of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has been shown to be due in part to oxidative stress. The flax lignan SDG has been found to be effective in lowering the onset of both types of diabetes due to its potent anti-oxidative ability.

All these factors and components of EquiPride add up to digestive support allowing the horse’s immune system to help support a wellness that virtually eliminates the need for costly gastric, joint, hoof and other chronic malady treatments, while giving energy, weight maintenance and a shiny coat to these magnificent animals.

And this final note – when digestion is supported, less total feed is needed. We are seeing forage requirements drop by over 20%. Depending on prices, one can recover nearly half the cost of EquiPride in feed savings alone. EquiPride is the ounce of prevention that eliminates the pound of cure.

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