Brewer’s Yeast Concentrate (20,000mg/scoop) This natural pro-biotic supplement promotes gut health, improving digestion and nutrient availability. Brewer’s Yeast is an excellent source of all the B complex vitamins.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (20,000mg/scoop) is a digestibility enhancer and gut flora stabilizer. It favourably alters the intestinal microflora balance, encourages feed and supplement utilization, and supports a healthy immune system. It enhances the digestibility of the diet by improving fibers’ digestibility, not only to improve feed efficiency, but also to leave little substrate for (bad) pathogens in the intestine, bolstering (good) pathogenic bacterial growth in the intestine.
If the fiber is making a greater contribution to the horse’s requirements, then less concentrates should be required, which is ideal for any horses that are prone to digestive upsets or over-excitable behaviour. Research suggests that adding live yeast to the feed, when starch was fed, helped to counteract some of the negative effects that usually occur in the hind gut, in response to starchy meals. It does support the inclusion of yeast in performance-horse rations.
When given to lactating mares, the resulting improvement in fiber digestion is reflected in changes to milk quality, to the benefit of suckling foals, which show improved growth compared to foals suckling mares given feed without supplementation. Moreover, yeasts are a rich source of water-soluble vitamins and phosphorus.