Winner of the BETA International Innovation Awards, Gut Balancer Express is a highly concentrated supplement for horses needing fast and effective gut support during times of stress, a change in diet, travelling, worming and during antibiotic treatment.
It is a balanced combination of Pre and Pro-Biotics and contains a specially protected live yeast which ensures that high enough numbers of live yeast cells reach the hindgut to beneficially influence hindgut function. The rate at which it is fed also delivers the highest amount of yeast compared to any other product on the market ensuring it is highly and rapidly effective. Gut Balancer also contains a source of mannanoligosaccharide (MOS) and betaglucans, which help stimulate the growth of good bacteria and bind mycotoxins produced by fungal contamination of feed. In two studies, results were seen in just 7 days. (see graphs below)
Hindgut disturbance in horses can lead to serious problems if not managed effectively. Unlike us, horses rely heavily on fermentation by a number of different species of bacteria to digest plant material in the large intestine. Changes in diet, stress and exercise can lead to imbalances between the different species of bacteria, which in turn can upset the environment in the hindgut and cause overgrowth of bad bacteria. Fungal toxins (mycotoxins) which are common feed contaminants, but difficult or impossible to detect without laboratory testing, can lead to growth impairment, poor condition, poor health and poor performance.
Why is our Gut Balancer Unique?
Gut Balancer Express contains a protected live yeast of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The yeast inside each granule is protected from acidity, heat and moisture by a layer of dead yeast cells which enhances stability meaning that more yeast cells reach the hindgut alive. Micro-organisms such as yeast which have a beneficial effect on health when eaten are often referred to as probiotics; when translated this means literally “for life”. In the hindgut, probiotics such as specific species of yeasts if fed in sufficient amounts, and in a formulation that ensure they survive the conditions in the stomach and small intestines, can influence the balance between good and bad bacterial species. By using our unique protection system, we ensure the optimum level of live yeast reaches the hindgut without being affected by the conditions above. The benefits include stabilisation of the conditions in the large intestine resulting in the stimulation of natural fermentative activity, improving fibre digestion helping to realise and unlock potential from forages such as hay and haylage and aid the efficiency of digestion.
Gut Balancer Express should be fed when fast and effective gut support is required such as change of diet, travelling, worming and during antibiotic treatment.
Instructions for use and feeding guide
Level 25ml (21g) scoops per day
For fast, effective gut support:
Pony – approximately 250kg3
Horse – approximately 500kg4
Large Horse – Over 750kg6
This product is highly concentrated and has a strong taste. For fussy feeders introduce slowly or mix with a small amount of molasses. Split between meals where possible.
Do not exceed the recommended intake
One of our core values is transparency. That’s why we list all the active ingredients per daily feeding rate so you know exactly what your horse is getting.
Per Daily Feed Rate (4 x 25ml scoops, 84g) provides 80g protected liveyeast (equivalent to 8.4 x 1011CFU) and 4g yeast cell walls (MOS and betaglucans).
Protected live yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and yeast cell walls from Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Ash 2.1%; Protein 45%, Fibre <1%, Oils & Fats 1.0%; Moisture 4.6%, Sodium <1%, Calcium <1%, Phosphorous <1%.
Additives: (per kg of finished product):
Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC Sc47 (4b 1702) 9 x 1012 CFU