The intestinal tract ensures the absorption of all the nutrients by the body. It is therefore necessary for the health that this apparatus works optimally. Maintaining the maximum efficiency of the intestinal microbial flora allows not only the maximum absorption of the nutrients contained in the food but also a strengthening of the body’s immune defenses. Among the factors that can determine an alteration at the level of the gastrointestinal tract we recall: stress, the use of some drugs, a diet based on concentrated foods, etc.
The colon has a very important function in horse digestion. In nature, horses eat continuously, mostly feeding on fiber (grass, hay, straw), but since we ask our horses to live and provide services quite different from those required in their natural state, it is necessary to feed them concentrated foods in the form of cereal mixtures with high starch content. The small intestine often fails to completely digest the excess starch provided by the diet so the undigested starch ends up being placed directly into the colon. Here it is converted to lactate and this determines an acidification of the ph of the colon which negatively influences the functioning of the microorganisms present at this level. All this results in a bad digestion of the fiber and a decrease in the absorption of nutrients (especially minerals), protein digestion, etc. In a short time we get to a lowering of the resistance of the organism, to a decrease of the physical form and / or to a greater predisposition to colic.
VITAFLOR 365 is a daily request to balance the absorption of nutrients to promote better development in young horses and improve the general physical condition of athletic horses.
• Live yeast cultures
Live yeasts offer support to bacteria that feed on lactic acid to the libellus of the large intestine preventing acidification (lowering of PH), ensuring optimal conditions so that the microorganisms present perform their function best. All this improves the digestion of crude fiber, the absorption of minerals, the production and absorption of B vitamins and therefore the optimization of food and the reduction of the incidence of colic.
Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide (FOS) that belongs to the family of probiotic compounds. The latter are the non-digestible components of the food that have a beneficial effect on animals thanks to their ability to selectively stimulate the growth and functionality of the bacteria present in the colon. Furthermore, their administration has the indirect effect of inhibiting the development of some “bad” or pathogenic bacteria at the intestinal level. The result of their action is therefore an increase in the immune defenses at the intestinal level.
Since Inulin is not stored in the body, it must be administered daily to ensure good protection against pathogenic microorganisms.
ways of use:
or Foals: 10g / day
or Horses at rest / Ponies: 20g / day
or Sport Horses: 30g / day
o Pregnant and lactating mares: 40g / day
Do not exceed the dose of: 100g / day
Add to the normal daily ration for at least 4 weeks. The best results are obtained with prolonged treatments.
Can Cavalor Vitaflor 365 help my horse gain weight?
Of course, helping the horse to have an efficient digestion. The horse can also get more energy from a diet rich in fiber. Cavalor Vitaflor 365 is particularly effective when horses do not have high quality hay available. As it improves energy management, therefore, the horse gains weight.
When should I administer Cavalor Vitaflor 365?
The optimal functioning of the microflora in the large intestine (large intestine) is essential for the general health of the horse. Using Cavalor Vitaflor 365 improves the assimilation of foods (in particular if the ration has a high fiber content) and the gastrointestinal health that will help to raise the horse’s immune defenses.
Does Cavalor Vitaflora 365 contain probiotics or prebiotics?
Cavalor Vitaflor 365 contains both prebiotics (FOS) and probiotics (yeasts). Live yeast cultures support lactic acid through bacteria in the large intestine and increase tolerance to starch-rich diets; as a result there will be a noticeable decrease in the risk of colic. Yeast increases the digestibility of raw fibers, the absorption of mineral salts and B vitamins (as well as the production of these vitamins). Therefore, providing yeasts results in better yield from food, especially in fiber-rich diets. The mixture of prebiotics, such as inulin, are non-digestible food ingredients that positively influence the health of the horse, selectively stimulating the activity and growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine (large intestine). Prebiotics help prevent upregulation of harmful pathogenic bacteria. The result will be an increase in health and immunity of the gastrointestinal tract. Inulin is not stored in the body, therefore to maintain the desired effects it must be administered daily.
Can I use Cavalor Vitaflor 365 if my horse is on antibiotic treatment?
Yes, antibiotic treatments can affect the intestinal microflora. There are desired and unwanted strains of bacteria. Antibiotics can act on both types of bacteria. By administering Cavalor Vitaflor 365 during antibiotic treatment, the horse is helped to keep the microflora healthy.
Can Cavalor Vitaflor 365 and Cavalor OilMega be given simultaneously?
Of course, the ingredients of the two products act at different levels. Cavalor OilMega provides specific fatty acids that improve the horse’s overall health. NABs have a positive effect on intestinal flora by eliminating pathogenic bacteria. As a result, there is better digestion and the immune defenses increase. Cavalor Vitaflor 365 is a combination of pro and prebiotics that stimulates the functionality of the intestinal microflora.
Are there any benefits to using CavalorVitaflora 365 with a horse that eats little feed and lots of hay?
Yes, Cavalor Vitaflora 365 optimizes fiber digestion, resulting in better use of the food ration.