Enzymes

Wet weather and flooded fields: Adjusting to Changes in Grazing and Diet

Wet weather in the UK poses several challenges for horse owners, primarily in terms of managing their horses’ diet and routine. Understanding the impact of these changes on equine gut health is crucial. Supplements like EquiNectar can play a supportive role in easing these transitions and maintaining a healthy gut microbiome.

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Unlocking Optimal Horse Digestion: EquiNectar and the Power of Enzymes

Healthy digestion is critical for a horse’s wellbeing. This blog aims to introduce you to EquiNectar and shed light on the specific roles of its key enzymes – amylase, fructanase, cellulase, xylanase, phytase, protease, and lipase. By understanding the benefits of each enzyme, you can make informed decisions for your horse’s digestive health.

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The Role of the Hindgut in Equine Digestion: A Comprehensive Overview

The digestive system of horses is a biological engineering marvel. It is an intricate and complex network made to draw nutrients from a diet primarily made up of forage. In this article, we will examine the anatomy of the hindgut, as well as its function and the role it plays in the digestive process of horses.

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Supporting a horse’s microbiome with supplements: which option is right for your horse?

There are so many supplements available to horse owners that claim to support the hindgut microbiome. How effective are they? Let’s explore the main types of supplements used and what the scientific literature says.

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Why does eating grass make my horse irritable?

My name is Dr Rosemary Waring. I have spent my career as a toxicologist. I have a particular interest in digestion and the chemicals produced by the gut microbiome – when this complex mix of bacteria, viruses and fungi goes off-balance, a variety of toxic compounds are produced and these can lead to illness or poor functioning.

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EquiNectar Ingredients & Enzymes

INGREDIENTS Enzyme rich malt extractMedium chain triglycerides (from coconut oil)Potassium sorbate NATURALLY OCCURRING ENZYMES WITHIN EQUINECTAR CARBOHYDRASES(convert starches to sugar)α-Amylase converts starch and amylopectin to sugarsβ-amylase converts starch to sugars eg maltose DEBRANCHING ENZYMES(act further to produce simple sugars eg: glucose)α-glucosidasetransglucosylaseiso-sucrasemaltase FRUCTANASES(convert fructans (storage form of sugar) in grass into glucose and fructose) PROTEASESConvert proteins

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Your horse health – minerals

Horses absorb most minerals from their intestines, with the small intestine being the primary site of absorption. After a horse ingests food, the minerals are broken down by the digestive process and then absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the small intestine. From there, the minerals are transported to various parts of the body where they are used for various functions

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