HYGAIN SAFEGUARD EQ 1.2KG

HYGAIN SAFEGUARD EQ 1.2KG

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BROAD SPECTRUM MYCOTOXIN BINDER

Contains.
Wheat bran, wheat germ, organic mineral compounds and yeast extracts.

Directions for use.
Safeguard EQ® can be added directly to your horse’s feed.

Dosage, as a guide
PONIES: 15g per day (1/2 scoop)
HORSES: 30g per day (1 level scoop) based on a 500kg horse.

Mycotoxins
Certain fungi found on fresh pasture grasses, conserved roughage (hay, chaff, straw) and in grains can produce secondary compounds called mycotoxins. Several types of mycotoxins exist which may interact, especially under favourable environmental conditions, such as in warm and humid climates (as well as in improperly stored feeds). Mycotoxins may contaminate feeds or grains and are hard to detect due to their odourless, tasteless and invisible presence.

The horse’s digestive system is sensitive to the effects of mycotoxins, as the gastric juices in the stomach cannot effectively deactivate the mycotoxins and these therefore enter the sensitive small intestine and hindgut. Once mycotoxins reach the hindgut they may affect the intestinal wall or enter the horse’s blood stream, which can result in respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological and reproductive issues.

This is why a toxin binder for horses is crucial to their diet.

Even though symptoms are usually non-specific, associated clinical signs with the existence of mycotoxins in horse’s diet include:
Poor condition (weight loss)
Reduced performance
Lethargy
Depression
Suppressed appetite
Lameness
Respiratory diseases
Gastrointestinal diseases (e.g. colic)
Reproductive failures
Neurological disorders (e.g. neurotoxicity, Fatal leucoencephalomalacia, ataxia)
Immunosuppression
Atypical myopathy (muscle disease)

Highly Palatable- Perfect for the fussy eaters.
Starch Safe High fibre, low starch formula ideal for horses prone to metabolic related issues.