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Digest-Rite Sport formula is a nutritional supplement formulated for both sport and pleasure horses whose diets are based on mainly pasture and some hard feed. 

DigestRite 2Kg - 5kg

  • Digest-Rite Sport provides a combination of pre-biotics, digestive enzymes, toxin binders and rice bran oil to enhance digestion and at the same time help maintain a healthy digestive tract. It also binds the harmful mycotoxins that sometimes contaminate grains or hay and endophyte ryegrass. 

    Fast growing Spring and Autumn pastures are most often a problem. Because horses lack the enzymes necessary to break down the soluble sugars found in young grasses, they often pass undigested into the large intestine (hindgut) where they undergo bacterial fermentation. Problems such as over-excitability and stressful behaviour can result from absorption of the by- products of this process. 

    Being able to feed a product that contains a toxin binding agent has obvious advantages for horses grazing problem pastures. Some areas in New Zealand have grasses such as Paspalum, Kikuyu or endophyte ryegrass,allthese can have toxins which are negative to the horse..  The silicate oxides in Digest-Rite have a high capacity for binding harmful fungal toxins. Once bound, the toxins cannot be absorbed and are passed out in the faeces. 

    Most sport and pleasure horses are kept in situations where the amount of available grass is not sufficient to meet dietary requirements. A supplemental feed is usually given to provide the necessary extra energy. Oats, barley and maize are the norm and most pre-mixed feeds contain one, if not all of these grains. As they are not part of a natural diet, horses are limited in the amount of grain they are able to digest at one time. Like grass, if too much is fed at once, or if the passage through the small intestine is too rapid, an undigested amount passes through to the hindgut where it undergoes bacterial fermentation.  

    The by-products of starch and sugar fermentation can affect both temperament and performance and over-excitability,and muscle tye-up are common problems. Feeding a product like Digest-Rite that will enhance the digestion of grasses and grains has obvious advantages for sport and pleasure horses, especially those prone to these problems.

    Digest-Rite Sport is more than just a simple digestive additive  like those just containing live yeast cultures. Digest-Rite Sport contains pre-biotics (mannan oligosaccharides – Bio Mos), digestive enzymes (á amylase and â glucanase), rice bran oil and silicated oxides ( Mycobond). 

    It has a four way action:

    1.  By slowing the passage of food through the small intestine, allowing time for the horse’s own digestive enzymes to work.

    2.  By enhancing digestion through the inclusion of enzymes that  break down sugar and starch.

    3.  The inclusion of pre-biotics helps maintain a functional gut wall and ensures that nutrients are absorbed efficiently following digestion.

    4. The silicated oxides ( toxin binders) help prevent the absorption of any harmful fungal toxins or by-products of hindgut fermentation. 

    Digest-Rite Sport should be fed to sport and pleasure horses receiving a grass and grain diet, or those grazing pastures where conditions are likely to cause nutritional problems.. It should also be added to the diet if there is any likelihood that the hay being fed has developed mould during storage. 

    Digest-Rite Sport contains no prohibited substances so can be safely fed before competition.

    Daily Dose Rate: 25 gm per  kg of hard feed.  

    Available in 2kg, 5kg and 20kg bags.       

    Digest-Rite PERFORMANCE is available for horses fed mainly grain based diets. Click on this link to read all about Mycotoxins

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