Probiotics are live microorganisms that are beneficial for the health and maintain balance in the intestinal tract making it a popular constituent of many horse supplements. Usage of probiotics started thousands of years ago. As a matter of fact, a lot of health-conscious individuals today turn to yogurt which has live cultures as source of probiotics. But what does that have to do with horse owners?
The horse’s digestive system is home to both good and bad bacteria.
It is important to maintain the harmony between these two microorganisms to ensure a healthy digestive system for the horse. The racehorse, miniature horses, trail horses, and even breeding stock have nutritional needs which developed from several years of free grazing in green pasture. However, when domestication of horses started, they are mostly fed with processed feeds, stored grasses and hays, at intermittent schedules of feeding. They are given few opportunities to graze freely especially during winter. Performance horses are usually confined in stalls all year round and turned out rarely. Apart from that, you still have to consider giving the horses medications such as dewormers and antibiotics. All that coupled with stress from training can discourage the cultivation of good bacteria within the horse’s stomach.
Feeding equine probiotics can facilitate the growth of good bacteria to minimize the effects brought by bad bacteria. The balanced number of both microorganisms is necessary to keep optimum digestion. Introducing a consistent number of beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract has been proven to aid in the maintenance of good gastrointestinal health, boost the immune system, and proper absorption of nutrients.
When considering equine probiotics to be incorporated in the horse’s normal feeding routine, it is also important to consider the safe journey of the product from mouth down to the intestines. Digestion starts from the mouth where food is being chewed and mixed with saliva. The food then makes its way down the esophagus and down to the stomach where acidity reigns. Supplements such as probiotics should be well-protected to make sure that the desired dose reaches the intestine for absorption.
Abactive equine probiotics are enteric-coated to ensure potency and quality of the product. Using Abactive on your horses supports proper digestion and feed utilization, overall improving the horse’s general health, performance, and temperament. Support excellent gastrointestinal efficiency and overall health for horses by using horse probiotics. Care for your horses with AbActive.