A HORSE'S HINDGUT MICROBIOME

The hindgut digestive system is entirely different from that of the small intestine

HINDGUT BACTERIA
There are 3 major categories of bacteria involved in hindgut fermentation

Cellulolytic bacteria

This group ferments fibrous materials

Amylolytic bacteria

  • This group ferments starch should it reach the hindgut
  • Produces lactic acid
  • Lowers pH (makes more acidic) of hindgut leading to hindgut acidosis

Lactate-Utilising bacteria

This group converts lactate, when present, to propionate

HOW STARCH CAN AFFECT THE HINDGUT BACTERIA
When excess starch reaches the hindgut amylolytic bacteria can proliferate
  • As amylolytic bacteria increase presence of lactic acid the pH drops in the hindgut (becomes more acidic)
  • When the pH drops significantly, growth of lactate utilising bacteria decreases and so the hindgut’s normal mechanism for processing lactic acid is impaired
  • The hindgut will become even more acidic as lactic acid accumulates
HOW EQUINECTAR HELPS A HORSE'S MICROBIOME
Including EquiNectar in a horse's diet results in an improved balance of gut bacteria

TESTIMONIALS

“This product is backed up by great science which is what led me to try it. I believe that the horses are looking and eating better than ever and since we started using it last year our horses have been running consistently well.”

ED WALKER

Ed Walker Racing

TESTIMONIALS

“We have just had a record breaking season, we strategically placed a number of horses on EquiNectar. EquiNectar really encourages my horses to eat well in addition to using their food in a more efficient way, as a result the are in excellent condition and ready to win.”

STUART WILLIAMS

Diomed Stables

TESTIMONIALS

“Vital to our yard routine, EquiNectar keeps horses consistent, consistently”

LUCA CUMANI

Cumani Racing

TESTIMONIALS

“A game changer in the narrow margin world of horse racing.” 

SIMON ROWLANDS

Rowlands Racing & Research Ltd