A patented supplement designed as an equine digestive aid to assist in maintaining a healthy equine gastrointestinal system and to support the control of stomach ulcers. Ideal for race and performance horses.
Clinical signs of ulcers:
The majority of horses with gastric ulcers do not show outward clinical signs. They have more subtle signs including:
- poor appetite
- attitude changes
- decreased performance
- reluctance to train
- poor body condition
- poor hair coat
- weight loss
- excessive time spent laying down
- low-grade colic
- grinding of the teeth and drooling
- loose feces
Horses that look completely healthy can also have gastric ulcers. Approximately half of the horses presented for colic at UC Davis have gastric ulcers and often it is hard to know whether the colic is the result of ulcers or the other way around.
A few key ingredients that make Equi-Mast so effective are: Mastic Gum, Lecithin, Probiotics and Prebiotics.
Mastic Gum is famous for its ability to safely relieve a wide variety of digestive disorders including ulcers.
Lecithin has been shown to be an aid in protecting gastric tissue from ulcer injury in horses. It is believed to support the anti-ulcer defenses of the stomach in two ways. First, it forms a barrier between the stomach contents and the epithelial cells. Second, it helps with cell membrane turnover and wound resealing.
Probiotics and Prebiotics are recommended by veterinarians for GI-related concerns, such as diarrhea, to encourage the growth of the good microbes and to minimize the invasion and growth of disease-causing bacteria. Antibiotics administration, stress, transport, abrupt dietary changes, and Clostridium or Salmonella infections can potentially alter the normal microbe population in the horse's large intestine.
60 doses per 4.63 lb pail.