Coopers Gut Assist is a prebiotic and postbiotic oral powder for horses enriched with smectite. For short term use given during periods of digestive disturbance.
Mix in feed or dilute in warm water and administer orally using a syringe. 250gm in 2lts warm water
Smectite is a clay which acts as an absorbent which supports the gut during periods of moderate and severe digestive disturbance.
Recommended dose For support during MODERATE periods of digestive disorders
35gm per day mixed in feed or diluted in 280ml warm water
70gm per day mixed in feed or diluted in 560ml warm water
Recommended dose For support during SEVERE periods of digestive disorders
70gm per day mixed in feed or diluted in warm water
250gm on the first and second day then 140gm on the third and fourth day mixed in feed or diluted in warm water
Discuss with your Vet prior to using this product for anm extended period
Horses have evolved as trickle feeders, designed to be eating roughage/fibre for a large portion of their day. Digestion of this fibre occurs through fermentation by healthy bacteria within the hindgut and this process provides the horse with an essential source of slow release energy.
In addition to the digestion of fibre, the healthy bacteria help to keep those bad bacteria at bay, keeping the microbial balance in equilibrium. An imbalance in gut flora caused by too few healthy bacteria and an overgrowth of bad bacteria is known as dysbiosis.
Dysbiosis can cause inflammation and hindgut disturbances, leading to potential clinical problems such as colonic ulceration, diarrhoea, poor body condition, poor performance or behavioural issues.
Unfortunately, there are a number of modern feeding and management practices which can cause dysbiosis and may affect your horse either in the short term or can be on-going. These practices include:
Management changes which can trigger stress
Low forage diet
High cereal diet
Feeding and diet changes