understanding is key
The daily lives of these horses look completely different than those of wild horses. They have much less access to pasture, are often stabled alone, and may be ridden just a few times each week. Although many horse owners do all they can to make the lives of their equine companions as pleasant as possible, modern stable life still brings many challenges.
Equine diets have also changed greatly since domestication. The forage that horses eat now contains more energy and protein. In addition, pastures contain a much more limited range of herbs, which means that their vitamin and mineral content is much lower. Depending on the season, (sport) horses may only be allowed to graze for a few hours a day and are given concentrates 2 to 3 times a day. But whilst the lives of today's domesticated horses may be completely different from those of their free-roaming ancestors, their digestive systems are the same. The big differences in what horses ate then and what they eat now can cause problems at various places in the digestive system. Good knowledge of anatomy and the digestion process is useful in preventing these problems.
Good digestive health is essential for the top performance and wellbeing of your horse.
The horse's gut is populated by billions of bacteria and any disruption to the functioning of this is detrimental to your horses health.
Horses also suffer from stress and thus ulcers are common place amongst all types of horses.
Vitaflora is particularly recommended after a course of antibiotics.
In addition Cavalor provide solutions for other metabolic imbalances in the Liver (Hepatoliq), general digestion (Digest), for faster relief of gastric issues (Gastro Aid Paste), severe disturbances (Emergency 911) and for horses suffering with metabolic disturbances leading to foot problems (Laminaid)
tips to keep your horse healthy
We’re committed to good health inside and out. Our products – nutrition, supplements and care products – reflect what your horse needs in every sporting achievement, stage of life or special need. Because horses that are happy and healthy are our most valuable asset.