Scotlands Premier Equestrian Facility
Protexin Probiotics are a firm addition to the feed room at Strathearn Eventing. Sarah has used Protexin for ten years in all breeding stock and competition horses to help alleviate stress levels and aid the immune system. Competition horses do not become as lose in their droppings during transit, tuck up or lose weight during times of repeated travel and competitions. Added to the feed the amount can be adjusted to suit the individual and work/breeding programme. Strathearn Eventing stocks and sells the Protexin range due to its continued popularity and success.
Restoring the Balance Naturally …
Professionals endorse PROTEXIN
“I have used Protexin probiotics in my practice for several years and have found the range very effective in a variety of horses and disciplines, I am therefore delighted to endorse its continued use by the British Team”.
Jenny Hall BVSc, MRCVS.
What are Probiotics?
Meaning “for life” probiotics are live micro-flora supplements given in a variety of ways to improve the balance of beneficial micro-flora in the intestinal tract. They are entirely natural substances.
Evidence exists that probiotic micro-flora suppress harmful bacteria such as E.Coli and Salmonella by a process known as “competitive exclusion”. They are also engaged in beneficial activities such as essential vitamin production and digestion of food components. They may also have an important role in disease prevention by stimulating the immune system.
As the aim with probiotics is to restore and maintain normal gut function, they should be used whenever gut balance is upset.
Below are some examples of situations likely to upset gut balance:-
- Gut Infections
- Vomiting & Diarrhoea
- Antibiotic therapy
- Dietary changes
- Athletic competition
- Following surgery and anaesthesia
- Poor appetite
This wide range of symptoms emphasises how useful probiotics can be for your horses health.
Probiotics can range from one strain upwards, but Protexin contains nine different species of beneficial micro-flora that act in the fore gut as well as the hind gut.
Protexin is one of the most concentrated probiotics on the market at a very affordable price. No comparison to feed balancers. You feed what you want and add one tablespoon per day. 1kg will last approx 12 weeks, less than 50p per day. Protexin Paste also available for horses particularly prone to colic and digestive upset.