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HYGAIN® DIGEST & PROTECT® provides complete digestive support in a palatable blend, formulated to stimulate digestion and promote the health of the digestive tract.
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Red Seaweed Extract, Curcumin Powder, Digestive Enzymes, Glutamine & Threonine, Mycotoxin Binder, Slippery Elm Extract, Aniseed Oil, Prebiotic and Probiotic.
Amino Acids 4.2%
Digestive Enzymes 7%
Directions for use:Mini's and Ponies: 1 scoop per day
Horses: 2 scoops per day
Scoop holds approx 63g
It is recommended to divide the daily rate into two or more feeds.
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Frequently asked questions
Some horses are quite happy to have the full feeding rate of DIGEST & PROTECT® added directly into their feed. However, to avoid any upset horses, we suggest adding in gradually. Starting off with half the recommended feeding rate for the first 7 days and building up to the full rate.
DIGEST & PROTECT® is flavoured with aniseed (it smells wonderful) and horses seem to love it!
Other tips to try when introducing:Wetting down the product in the feed to turn it into a paste. This will also coat the horses feed in the supplement and make it imposible for them to sift the product out.
If you use an extruded product, you can turn the feed into a mash and mix the supplement into the mash.
If you horse has a particular affinity for a specific textured feed, like HONEY B®, you can mix the supplement into HONEY B®. Again I would recommend wetting so the supplemement coats the feed.
If you feed an oil to your horse, such as RBO® which is highly palatable, you can also use the oil to mix with DIGEST & PROTECT® and then add directly into the horses feed.
DIGEST & PROTECT® is a powdered supplement. We do not pellet DIGEST & PROTECT® because it contains live probiotics and digestive enzymes. These ingredients are sensitive to heat. To ensure your horse is getting the most it can from the supplement it must be in powdered form.
DIGEST & PROTECT® is designed to support the digestive system from start to finish. The digestive system of the horse is integral for their overall health and wellbeing. Not only does it provide energy and nutrients for the horse to ensure the body functions optimally, but a healthy digetsive system supports the immune system and decreases the risk of colic and laminitis.
Loose manure can be a sign of an upset digestive system. If the horse is not able to sufficiently breakdown and absorb the feed it can result in loose stools. As DIGEST & PROTECT® has been created to help support the entire digestive tract, it may help to improve a horse's manure.
Trials have shown improvement in horses that previously had loose manure and now are forming healthy faecal balls.
Yes! DIGEST & PROTECT® contains both a prebiotic and a probiotic. This means that the hindgut is supported in two key ways. Probiotics are live microrganisms that are able to inhabit the hindgut and aid with fibre fermentation. This supports the horse's ability to produce energy and create nutrients. Prebiotics provide a source of fuel to the microrgnaisms in the hindgut, supporting the overall hindgut health. The prebiotics used in DIGEST & PROTECT® have also been shown to prevent pathogenic organisms from inhabiting the hindgut. This protects the horse from potential illness.
The two key ingredients within DIGEST & PROTECT® that are aimed at supporting the horse's stomach are Concentrated Slippery Elm and Red Seaweed Extract.
Concentrated Slippery Elm contains mucilage factors that are able to coat the horse's stomach. There is research that shows the potential for this to protect the stomach, particularly the top half or non-glandular region, from acid damage that sometimes can lead to ulcers.
Red Seaweed Extract has a unique honeycomb like structure and contains a high level of calcium. These two factors make Red Seaweed Extract a highly effective acid buffer. Within the horse's stomach acid is continuously produced, even when the horse is not eating. This is important to consider as a build up in acid is able to splash onto the non-glandular region of the stomach and potentially cause damage. By buffering the stomach acid, it is made less acidic and therefore less damaging. Red Seaweed Extract is the perfect addition to a pre-ride or pre-travel meal. But also for a horse that may be in a stressful environment, stabled or have restricted roughage access.
Yes! DIGEST & PROTECT® is suitable to feed alongside all of HYGAIN®'s supplement range.
Yes! DIGEST & PROTECT® is suitable for horses in all stages of life.
There are no age restrictions with DIGEST & PROTECT®. You can begin supporting your horse's gut health from any age.
DIGEST & PROTECT® contains a unique combination of ingredients that are aimed at supporting the entire digestive process. There is no need to add additional digestive supplements alongside. DIGEST & PROTECT® facilitates optimal digestive health alongside your horse's balanced diet.
Plus the added Aniseed flavour is delightful and improves palatability!
"Digest & Protect really turned this horse around from a horse that didn't want to eat, was stressing during his work and when we would go to shows wouldn't eat. It turned him around to licking his feed bucket clean morning and night. He stopped stressing during his work and became one very happy horse. Highly recommend Digest & Protect!"
"She had recently gone off her feed but since the introduction of Digest & Protect she has been licking her feed buckets clean!
Within the week I noticed improved behaviour and within 2 weeks her coat was shiny and softer.
I am so pleased to have found a product that genuinely works for her."
"Within 3 weeks of feeding Digest & Protect, Milo’s behaviour improved. He became more relaxed and was far happier under saddle. When out at comps Milo’s manure can become quite watery due to nerves. Digest & Protect has helped this issue which I am beyond excited about!"
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