These days, the human gut gets a lot of attention. Supplements and fermented foods are all the rage, as people are learning more and more about the benefits of a robust intestine. Well, guess what? A healthy gut is just as valuable for your horse!
Read on to learn why Equi Minerals Plus horse supplements are created not only with essential vitamins and minerals, but with the all-important pre and probiotics as well to support your horse’s health from muzzle to hoof.
For centuries, people have known how to modify their food, through preservation techniques such as fermentation - adding bacteria to make cheese or yoghurt or yeasts to make beer and wine. They have known in the past and more recently that different feeds will produce varying effects in their livestock; feeding beer and yeast to wagyu cattle, chestnuts to pigs to flavour the meat, high levels of Vitamin E and selenium to chickens to produce selenised eggs, high levels of palm kernel to dairy cattle affecting the processing of milk and our animals may need extra vitamins or minerals to reproduce, grow or work to their full potential.
Horses eat a lot of grass and hay, yet their bodies were ironically designed without the enzymes needed to digest and breakdown this highly fibrous food. So, what’s a horse to do?
Instead of searching for this elusive enzyme, horses trust the billions of bacteria in their hindguts to ferment the fibre for them, making the hidden nutrition available to them. That’s why, for a horse to be healthy, it relies heavily on a healthy colon. Minerals Direct’s supplements are a great, often necessary, way to support your horse’s hindgut.