Horses are herbivores. They have a sensitive, easily upset digestive system. To prevent digestive problems and poor digestion related to an unsuitable diet or stress and maintain your horse’s digestive health and performance, specific feed supplements designed to aid your horse’s digestion can be used. There are feed supplements for the intestines and caecum, and also for the stomach, to keep your horse in good condition. Audevard proposes a range of medicines for the digestion.
Your horse’s stomach can be weakened by acidity. This excessive acidity can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, being stabled, a diet that contains too much starch (barley, oats). Feed supplements can be used to reduce the amount of acid and protect the mucosa of your horse’s stomach. The feed supplements in the Audevard stomach range have been developed by vets and contain ingredients that protect your horse’s stomach: pectin-lecithin complex, brewer's yeast, Yea-Sacc (Saccharamoyces cerevisiae), lithothamnion, Aloe vera, clay, marine algae, marsh-mallow (Althaea officinalis), alfalfa.
The equine digestive system
Your horse’s digestive system contains bacteria to ensure optimal digestion. Disruptions in its natural bacterial flora can cause digestion problems: soft droppings, foul-smelling droppings, loss of condition, muscle loss, weight loss. Appropriate feed supplements exist to improve your horse’s digestion, help him or her gain weight, and add value to his or her ration. The feed supplements in the Audevard digestive range have been developed by vets and contain ingredients that improve your horse’s digestion: prebiotic, probiotics, fructo-oligosaccharide, magnesium, mycosorb A+, brewer's yeast, Yea-Sacc (Saccharamoyces cerevisiae), alfalfa.
In addition to good pasture management and equine husbandry techniques, a deworming protocol with the appropriate medication is essential for managing your horse’s worm burden. Each group of parasites has specific characteristics, drugs effective to treat them and some have seasonal threats to be aware of; learn more about Audevard’s dewormers here.