Time-released hindgut buffer and digestive health supplement
- Horses fed high starch / cereal-based diets
- Horses sensitive to changes in forage / grazing
- Horses showing signs of digestive upset resulting in loose droppings that may have a strong smell
- Horses that develop habits such as wood chewing, weaving or box walking
- Horses that don’t maintain weight well, or have a poor appetite
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
- Time-released hindgut buffer proven to reach the target organ
- Helps to maintain a normal hindgut environment and digestive function
- Stabilises hindgut pH to reduce the risk of hindgut disturbance
- Encapsulated sodium bicarbonate to ensure it is released slowly as it travels through the digestive tract
- Supports digestive health and may improve feed efficiency through more effective hindgut function
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EquiShure® is an encapsulated form of sodium bicarbonate which is designed to directly target the hindgut of the horse. This hindgut supplement is suitable for horses showing signs of altered digestive function and those which have been diagnosed with hindgut acidosis. When horses are fed high starch rations or may consume high quantities of sugar from rich grazing, the pH of the hindgut decreases, and fibre digesting bacteria are inhibited. This decrease in pH creates an unfavourable environment for the microorganisms in the hindgut which in turn impacts on digestive and hindgut function. The unique time release mechanism has been shown to support stable hindgut pH through a targeted release of encapsulated sodium bicarbonate directly into the hindgut.
Horses that are on high starch diets or those that are sensitive to high sugar levels i.e. in lush grazing, have an increased risk of hindgut disturbance and development of hindgut acidosis. A sign of impaired hindgut function can be loss of appetite or development of ‘fussiness’ towards feed. In these cases, supplementing the diet with EquiShure can help to stabilise hindgut pH and support digestive function.
Research has shown that supplementing the diet with EquiShure led to reduced faecal pH levels demonstrating that EquiShure can maintain gut balance and support a normal hindgut environment. Signs of abnormal hindgut function can include loss of appetite, change in droppings or digestive function, changes to normal behaviour, poor weight maintenance, poor coat appearance and development or expression of stereotypical behaviours, such as wood chewing.
It can be used safely for horses in training, mares in late pregnancy and for weanlings and yearlings in an intense period of sales prep. It can be used strategically when travelling or at any time when normal feeding patterns are compromised.
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
|Crude Fats and Oils||35%|
The feeding rates are offered as a guideline. If you would like to discuss your horse's individual requirements, please contact a member of our Nutrition Team on 01622 718487 or call the Thoroughbred Office on 01488 73456.
Feed 30 to 180 g daily according to the horse’s size and risk levels*. Use the table below to determine the recommended daily amount based on the horse’s cereal intake, forage source, and weight. For best results, divide the amount equally among feeds.
*Change of feed or forage; during periods of transition, stress or sales prep, or grazing lush or stressed pasture, such as spring or autumn.
Top dress EquiShure onto dry feed or feed immediately with wet feed (the protective coating on the product starts to break down slowly as soon as it gets wet or mixes with saliva in the horse's mouth).
Average Serving size: 60 g (30 g scoop included)
Container sizes: 1.25 kg (20 servings), 3.6 kg (60 servings), 7.2 kg (120 servings), 18 kg (300 servings)
|Weight of Horse||Grain Intake||Forage Source||Amount of EquiShure per day|
|300 kg||Low to moderate||Mostly hay||30g|
|300 kg||Low to moderate||Mostly pasture||60g|
|300 kg||Moderate to high||Mostly hay||60g|
|300 kg||Moderate to high||Mostly pasture||90g|
|500-600 kg||Low to moderate||Mostly hay||50-60g|
|500-600 kg||Low to moderate||Mostly pasture||100-120g|
|500-600 kg||Moderate to high||Mostly hay||100-120g|
|500-600 kg||Moderate to high||Mostly pasture||150-180g|
|For further information on feeding rates, please contact our Nutrition Team on 01622 718487|
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