12 benefits of optimising a horse’s gut microbiome

The gastrointestinal health of horses is a cornerstone of their overall wellbeing and performance. A well-functioning digestive system, supported by an optimised gut microbiome, plays a pivotal role in the health, mood, and physical capabilities of these magnificent animals. The balance and diversity of the gut microbiome are not just about digestion; they have far-reaching implications for a horse's entire physiological state. From nutrient absorption to immune response, and from coat quality to behavioural aspects, the benefits of a healthy gut are manifold. Here are 12 significant improvements that can be observed in horses when their gut function is enhanced and their microbiome is optimised:


1. Enhanced Nutrient Absorption: Better gut function ensures more efficient absorption of nutrients, which is crucial for overall health and performance.


2. Improved Energy Levels: With optimal digestion, horses can better convert food into energy, leading to increased stamina and vitality.


3. Stronger Immune System: A healthy gut microbiome is linked to a robust immune system, helping horses fend off illnesses more effectively.


4. Better Quality of Coat: Nutrient absorption affects the quality of a horse's coat, making it shinier and healthier with a well-functioning gut.


5. Reduced Risk of Colic: Proper gut function can lower the incidence of digestive disturbances like colic, a common and serious issue in horses.


6. Enhanced Mood and Behaviour: Gut health is closely linked to mood and behaviour; horses with better gut function often show improved temperament and reduced stress.


7. Optimal Weight Management: Efficient digestion and nutrient absorption help maintain an ideal body weight, preventing obesity or underweight issues.


8. Improved Faecal Quality: A healthy gut results in more consistent and well-formed faecal matter, indicating good digestive health.


9. Reduced Risk of Laminitis: A healthy gut microbiome plays a critical role in reducing the risk of laminitis by managing the fermentation processes in the hindgut, thereby mitigating the production of harmful toxins and acids.


10. Enhanced Feed Efficiency: Horses with optimised gut function utilise their feed more effectively, leading to cost savings on feed.


11. Reduced Inflammatory Responses: A balanced microbiome can lower systemic inflammation, contributing to overall health and longevity.


12. Better Recovery Post-Exercise: Improved gut function aids in faster recovery after strenuous exercise, essential for sport horses.


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DESCRIPTION

Description

EquiNectar® is a natural feed supplement, that is scientifically proven to:

  • Re-balance your horse’s gut bacteria
  • Help your horse maximise benefits from its feed
  • Improve your horse’s condition


MORE INFO

More information

EquiNectar® is produced by Tharos Ltd in the UK. It is a natural source of digestive enzymes and contains only the following ingredients:

  • Our patented enzyme rich malt extract
  • Medium chain triglycerides (from coconut oil)
  • Potassium sorbate

For more details of the enzymes within EquiNectar® take a look at the ingredients and enzymes page.

HOW TO FEED

How to feed

Simply add EquiNectar® to your horse's daily feed, using the Feeding Rate chart to determine the correct amount.

For detailed instructions about how to introduce EquiNectar, please read the comprehensive Feeding Guide page.

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