A lot of horses are fed large amounts of feed concentrates: e.g. sports horses and mares, in fowl and lactating. It is mainly in the small intestine that grains are converted from starch into glucose. When every meal more grains are fed than the small intestine is capable to digest, this step is passed on to the large intestine. Inside the large intestine, the acid value (pH) subsequently drops (acidification), causing the micro-organisms to become less active and prompting a poorer digestion. Active yeast cultures are the solution for this problem as they stimulate healthy bacteria inside the large intestine and hinder malignant bacteria (streptococci). This prevents acidification (pH drop), which allows the micro flora to operate marvellously.
Pro-Yeast provides optimal digestion of crude fiber, optimal intake of minerals, optimal production of B-vitamins, optimal yield of the total feed and, last but not least, a reduced risk of colics.
Artri-Pro is a unique copper, zinc and manganese supplement, with each component in optimal proportion. These micronutrients ensure that the joints, tendons, cartilage and skeleton are given a higher level of support than they would from any regular main-tenance mixture. These high levels of copper, zinc and manganese are specifically beneficial for younger horses in full growth, older horses, sports horses, mares in fowl and lactating mares.
Omega 3-fatty acids not only benefit man, since they are just as beneficial for horses, offering a propitious effect on their health and condition. In addition to a glossy coat, omega 3-fatty acids offer a wide number of healthful effects. Omega 3-fatty acids are immunity stimulants; serve as inflammation inhibitors; prevent the blood from clotting whilst prompting improved blood circulation and act as a defence against a host of allergies. This unique fatty acid composition supports the general condition of the horse.
Muscle Plus indicates an increased level of vitamin E and selenium. Selenium protects the cells against degradation by peroxides. In addition, selenium has an economizing effect on vitamin E, an antioxidant which prevents the oxidation of poly-unsaturated fatty acids in the cell membranes. This protects muscle cells, immune system cells and blood corpuscles.
Together with a number of enzymes such as gluthatione perox-idase (containing selenium), superoxide dismutase and catalase, vitamin E prevents cells from being damaged by oxidizing radicals. This protects the red blood cells (oxygen transport) and improves performance in horses, especially in older animals, as they are contending with a laboured oxygen metabolism in their tissues.
It also shortens the recovery phase. A vitamin E deficiency is concomitant with a degradation of muscle cells and a drop of muscle glycogen levels, while the cell's resistance against lack
of oxygen lowers.