Horses are involved in various activities such as jumping, racing, endurance, and training, each of which often exceeds their natural digestive capabilities. At Phileo by Lesaffre, we provide yeast probiotics to help improve horse performance and metabolism, while also ensuring the animal’s well-being.
Fibres supplied through forage are currently no longer sufficient to meet the increased energy demands of horses. This is because modern feeding practices involve supplementing forage with high-energy cereal-based concentrates.
A horse’s metabolism is not designed to handle the amount of starch that humans feed them each day through concentrates. As a result, excess of starch is not digested in the small intestine but is fermented instead by amylolytic bacteria in the colon. This starch fermentation produces lactate, which raises acidity levels in the gastrointestinal tract. The resulting acidosis kills the fibrolytic bacteria, thus impairing the horse’s digestive metabolism.
Actisaf® Sc 47 also increases blood hemoglobin levels and provides significant stimulation for red blood cell production. As a result, it raises blood oxygenation capacity during periods of intensive work.
By improving protein and oxygenation metabolism in horses, Actisaf® Sc 47 can definitively contribute to increased training success while maintaining horse health and well-being. This is a way to add value to horse feed and to help the equine industry to grow.
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