EquiShure® promotes normal digestive function by aiding in the maintenance of an optimal hindgut environment and is designed for horses suspected of suffering from or that are at risk of developing hindgut acidosis.
Many horses have hindgut disturbances and EquiShure’s unique encapsulation technology ensures targeted release directly in the hindgut. The demands placed on horses, as both athletes and breeding animals, dictate that substantial quantities of energy–rich feeds be consumed. Disturbances in the normal hindgut environment are thought to result from overconsumption of either high–starch concentrates or pasture grasses rich in fructans (sugars).
Hindgut acidosis leads to changes in the bacterial population of the hindgut, digestive disturbances, and reduced digestive efficiency. EquiShure supplies a time-released balancer to neutralise the acid and help maintain a stable hindgut environment, which encourages proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Why use EquiShure?
Helps maintain normal digestive function and an optimal hindgut environment
Patented encapsulation technology allows for targeted delivery of sodium bicarbonate to the hindgut and prevents an effect on blood tCO2 levels
Stabilises and maintains normal hindgut pH to reduce the risk of hindgut acidosis and associated disorders
May help improve digestive efficiency
When to use EquiShure
Horses on moderate or high grain diets
Horses grazing on lush pasture
Horses with digestive upsets resulting in loose manure
Horses prone to recurrent mild colic
Inappetence or picky eaters and poor doers or prone to weight loss
Horses with unexplainable behaviour problems
Horses under stress of training, travel or sales preparation
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Top–dress EquiShure on feed. Feed 30-150g (1-5 scoops) daily according to the horse’s size and diet. For best results, divide the amount equally among feedings.
Use table below to determine recommended daily amount based on horse’s grain intake, forage source, and weight. 1 scoop = 30 g.
|Weight of Horse||300 kg (660 lb)||500 kg (1100 lb)||600 kg (1320)|
|Grain Intake||Forage Source||Amount of EquiShure per day|
|Low to moderate||Mostly hay||30-60 g||60-90 g||90-120 g|
|Low to moderate||Mostly pasture||30-60 g||60-90 g||90-120 g|
|Moderate to high||Mostly hay||60-90 g||90-120 g||120-150 g|
|Moderate to high||Mostly pasture||90-120 g||120-150 g||150-180 g|