Cavalor Vitaflora 2kg (Equine)
Cavalor Vitaflora offers a unique solution to optimize the intestinal flora, thus allowing maximum yield to be obtained from the feed. It prevents acidification of the large intestine, helps put on weight and is ideal for recovery after treatment with antibiotics.
Living yeasts and prebiotics to enhance the absorption of important nutrients and stimulate "good" bacteria. The intestinal tract ensures the absorption of all the necessary nutrients by the body. Its optimal functioning is therefore essential to health. By optimizing the intestinal flora, the maximum yield from the feed is obtained and the body's immunity is strengthened. There are numerous factors that can disturb the intestinal balance such as stress, specific medications, concentrated feed, etc. The colon is a very important component of the horse's digestion. The horse's natural diet is mainly roughage from grass and hay. Because we put higher demands on our horses, there is a need for concentrated feed in the form of grain mixes (high starch content). The small intestine often cannot completely process the digestion of starch, causing a portion of it to be pushed into the colon. There the starch is converted to lactate. This may lead to acidification of the colon, inhibiting the proper functioning of the micro-organisms, which results in a lower digestion of roughage and a reduced absorption of nutrients (especially minerals). Vitaflora is a daily requirement to balance the absorption of nutrients, improve good development in young horses and maintain the condition of the sport horse.
CAVALOR VITAFLORA contains: live yeasts and inulin. - Live yeast supports bacteria using lactic acid in the colon, preventing acidification (lowering of the pH), ensuring that the micro-organisms present work under optimal conditions. This improves the digestion of crude fiber, the absorption of minerals and the production and absorption of B-vitamins. Thus, a higher yield from the feed is obtained and the incidence of colic decreases. - Bio-Mos: Bio-Mos are oligosaccharides derived from a specific strain of yeast and improves animal performance. Gastrointestinal health is essential for animal performance. Bio-Mos promotes good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and builds natural defenses thereby maximizing animal performance. Research has shown that Bio-Mos promotes a healthy weight gain. - Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide (FOS), which belongs to the family of prebiotic compounds. These are nondigestible feed ingredients that beneficially affect the animal by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a number of species already present in the colon. As an indirect result, prebiotic administration inhibits some pathogenic bacteria to develop. Since inulin is not stored in the body, a daily application is necessary to "feed" these microbes to ensure their beneficial effect and protection against pathogens.
Will Cavalor Vitaflora help my horse put on weight? Yes, it will help the efficiency of the horse's digestion. This means that the horse can render more energy made available especially from fiber-rich feedstuffs. When you do not have access to good-quality roughage, Cavalor Vitaflora will be especially effective. Because the energy utilization (and also the utilization of some other nutrients) is improved, it helps the horse gain weight.
When should I supplement with Cavalor Vitaflora? Optimal functioning of the micro flora in the large intestine is essential for the overall health of the horse. Cavalor Vitaflora will help improve feed utilization (especially with fiber-rich rations) and gastro intestinal health which will aid in the overall immunity of the horse.
Does Cavalor Vitaflora contains prebiotics or probiotics? Cavalor Vitaflora contains prebiotics and yeasts. Live yeast cultures support the digestive system and decrease the risk of colic. Yeasts improve the digestion of crude fiber, the absorption of minerals and the production and absorption of B-vitamins. Thus, a higher yield from the feed may be obtained when yeast are provided, especially when fiber-rich diets are fed. Prebiotic compounds such as inulin are non-digestible feed ingredients that beneficially affect the animal by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. Prebiotic administration helps prevent upregulating of pathogenic (harmful) bacteria. This may result in improved gastrointestinal health and immunity status of the animal. Inulin is not stored in the body. Therefore, a daily intake is necessary to maintain the desired effect.
Can I use Cavalor Vitaflora while my horse is on antibiotics or afterwards? Yes, antibiotic supplementation can affect the microbiotic life (microflora) in the intestines. There are wanted and unwanted strains of bacteria. Antibiotics may act on both types of bacteria and do not differentiate in its effect. Supplementing Cavalor Vitaflor when your horse is taking antibiotics may help your horse maintain a healthy microflora.
Can Cavalor Vitaflora and Cavalor OilMega be fed simultaneously? These products can be fed simultaneously. The ingredients work on different levels. Cavalor OilMega provides ingredients (specific fatty acids) that are beneficial to the overall health of the horse. The NAB in Cavalor OilMega has a positive effect on the intestinal flora by eleminating pathogenic bacteria. As a result, the feed is better digested and the horse's immunity increases. Cavalor Vitaflora is a pre-and probiotic combination and stimulates the function of the intestinal microflora.
Is it beneficial to feed Cavalor Vitaflora to a horse that does not eat a lot of concentrated feed but has all-day access to roughage (over 22lbs or 12kg/day)? Cavalor Vitaflora will improve fiber digestion which will result in better nutrient utilization for the horse.
|Suitable for use during pregnancy?||YES|
|Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules||YES|
|My Horse Is...||A Veteran, Competing, Lacking Condition, Loose, Pregnant|
|Instructions for use||Foal: 10g
Ponies and riding horses: 20g
Sport horses: 30g
Lactating and gestating horses: 40g
Maximum per horse: 100g/day
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average size animal)||20g|
|Maintenance Feeding Rate (average 500kg horse) (Grams)||20|
|How long will it last (days)?||100 days|
|Approx cost per day||64p|
|Ingredients Label||Live yeast, Bio-mos, Inulin|