Amylase

Horses produce amylase in their salivary glands and pancreas. When a horse eats, the salivary glands release amylase into the mouth, where it begins to break down complex sugars in the food. This process helps to pre-digest the food before it reaches the stomach and intestines, where the rest of the digestive process takes place. The pancreas also produces amylase, which is released into the small intestine to continue the process of breaking down complex sugars

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EquiNectar – Digestive Support for Horses in Training

Paper discussing the value of EquiNectar to a starch fed horse in training by independent equine nutritionist, Catherine Rudenko. Discusses the impact of starch feeding, optimal starch levels in feed and the method of action of EquiNectar. The use of active enzymes in a horse’s diet have been shown to have an impact on caecal

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IFNM – Modulation of the equine microbiome by pasture and feed supplements: A metabolomics approach

We conducted this study at Redwings Horse Sanctuary. The study was designed to look at the effect on the equine microbiome of pasturing horses on new grass and to determine whether supplementation with EquiNectar would alter the result.

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The Effect of Feeding Horses a High Fiber Diet With or Without Exogenous Fibrolytic Enzymes Supplementation on Nutrient Digestion, Blood Chemistry, Fecal Coliform Count, and In Vitro Fecal Fermentation

A study exploring the use of exogenous enzymes and their effects on digestion, blood chemistry, fecal coliform count and in vitro fecal fermentation. Results demonstrate that xylanase, cellulase or a mix of xylanase and cellulase, have an impact on digestion and the hindgut microbiome. View full study published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

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Equine Veterinary Journal – Characterisation of the faecal metabolome and microbiome of Thoroughbred racehorses

We conducted this study with Dr Chris Proudman of the University of Surrey Veterinary School, to investigate the effect of EquiNectar on the metabolome and microbiome of racehorses. We discovered that EquiNectar had significant impacts.

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