The equine gastro intestinal tract is home to a diverse and complex population of microbes, that evolve, live, eat, co-operate or compete to ferment and degrade the many different components of the horse’s diet.
‘Make no sudden changes in diet’ is the golden rule of feeding, but many modern feed ingredients have widely varying levels of components and quality, often with very little or no natural nutritive value. Equine Diets have changed rapidly and radically whilst the equine gastrointestinal system still has the genetic profile of its ancestors including the inheritance of the gut bacteria. For the horse to be nourished the members of the equine microbiota must be nourished first!
No other probiotic has had the benefit of research (using horses) that Phytorigins Phyto-GI has received, enabling us to formulate a unique pro and prebiotic.
It’s not only the bacteria that contribute to a healthy horse, other important members include; -
The Protozoa- are important starch digesters, they help prevent hind gut acidosis.
The Archaea- these help to sustain a continuous fermentation process, reducing emissions from the bacteria which clog up the system, encouraging a balance of good bacteria.
The Fungi- produce important amino acid from hay and grass.