Improving health and performance through enhanced digestion.
This patent pending product is based on an enzyme-rich malt extract that directly improves your horse’s digestive function, and helps maintain the gut microbiome.
Founded on our ground-breaking microbiome research, EquiNectar® is an enzyme-rich precision product which helps process the complex carbohydrates in feed safely and effectively.
The right balance of bacteria is essential for efficient digestion, a balanced hindgut and overall health and condition of your horse.
EquiNectar® supports the gut microbiome, including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses. Decreasing the amount of acid (increasing pH) reduces the likelihood of toxins passing from the gut to the bloodstream.
Understanding the gut microbiome, and how it may fluctuate, is imperative to horse health.
An early study of thoroughbred racehorsespublished in a peer reviewed scientific journal (Equine Veterinary Journal ISSN 0425-1644 DOI: 10.1111/evj.12324) indicated that EquiNectar® reduces the amount of short chain fatty acids in the stool. It is likely that this positive outcome is a result of longer transit time of nutrients through the gut and a restored microbiome. A further trial is now underway with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Faculty of Biosciences, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences from which we expect to derive confirmation of this early study and additional information on gut transit time and nutrient absorption against a control.
EquiNectar® comprises of enzymes (amylase, fructanase, alpha and beta glucanase), contained in a natural matrix. By improving the digestion of carbohydrates, these enzymes optimise fermentation in the gut and raise the pH in the caecum and large bowel.
Enhanced gut performance allows horses and ponies to derive more nutritional value from their feed and supports sustained improvements in overall health, condition and performance.
EquiNectar® is under application for UFAS and BETA NOPS certification.