The Benefits of Probiotics and Prebiotics for Horses

What are the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics in horses? Finding a combination of probiotics and prebiotics for horses can take up an entire research day. The horse is sick, and you have no time or patience to hunt on Google. What a headache!

Changing your horse’s diet to include prebiotics and probiotics can seem like a daunting task and can cost a lot. Let’s face it — a horse doesn’t need any added vitamins or minerals other than the food they get from their daily feed. If all this science makes your eyes glaze over, here is the bottom line: Intesto-Guard™ combines the good intestinal bacteria in probiotics with prebiotic fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract in horses. The best part is it keeps doing its job even when your horse stops eating. Look beyond traditional medicines and focus on supporting the bio-organisms of your horse’s gut — Intesto-Guard will help you with that!

What Are Probiotics for Horses?

Probiotics are living microorganisms that confer a health benefit on the host when consumed in adequate amounts. They are often referred to as ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria.

Probiotics are found throughout nature and are used in food and dietary supplements. Probiotics benefit the host by stimulating the growth of healthful bacteria in the gut. Healthy gut bacteria play a crucial role in supporting immune system function and digestive health.

Probiotics Provide Many Benefits for Horses, Including:

 Improved Digestive Health

The digestive tract is home to billions of beneficial microorganisms — or probiotics — that help digest food and keep harmful pathogens from invading the body through food intake. When these good bacteria aren’t present in sufficient quantities, digestion can be negatively affected, leading to problems such as colic and diarrhea.

Improved Immune System Functioning

The digestive tract is an essential part of your horse’s immune system because it helps identify foreign substances that may cause illness or disease (known as antigens). When probiotics are present in adequate quantities, they help regulate this process so that your horse has an immune system functioning at its optimum level.

Reduced Colic Risk

Probiotics may reduce the risk of colic by increasing nutrient absorption and decreasing intestinal gas production. In one study on horses with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), those given a probiotic supplement had less coughing and improved performance compared to those who did not receive the supplement.

Enhanced Athletic Performance

Probiotics have demonstrated improved athletic performance by increasing muscle strength and endurance during training sessions. In one study on racehorses, horses that received a probiotic supplement had minor muscle soreness after exercise than those who did not receive probiotics.

It Helps With Gas and Diarrhea

Horses who suffer from gas pain often benefit from probiotic supplementation because they help promote intestinal motility (food movement through the digestive tract). This helps prevent the buildup of gases in your horse’s intestines, which could otherwise result in pain or discomfort. In addition, studies have shown that probiotics can reduce intestinal inflammation that may lead to diarrhea in horses with ulcerative colitis (UC).

Improved Absorption of Nutrients and Minerals

Probiotics facilitate nutrient absorption by boosting the production of vitamins K, B-12, B-6 and folic acid.

Reduces Gut Inflammation

When your horse’s immune system is compromised due to stress or illness, it can lead to gut inflammation (colitis). This can cause diarrhea and weight loss. A probiotic supplementation can ease these symptoms and reduce the duration of colitis.

Find the Answer in Intesto-Guard!

You can now feed your horse the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics in one product. Did you know that your horse has as many bacteria in its gut as total cells in its body? That is a lot of organisms!

Horses need these bacteria (probiotics and prebiotics) to digest food properly, absorb nutrients into their bloodstream and attack germs. You will see a difference in their energy levels, digestive health and overall well-being in just a month.

About Intesto-Guard™:
Intesto-Guard™’s prebiotic, probiotic and IgY antibody (PPA) formula has everything your pet needs to get well and stay well — the results and testimonials speak for themselves! Follow along on Facebook and Instagram and shop Intesto-Guard’s products to provide the most comprehensive, natural protection against common diseases for your young and mature pets today!

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