Feedmark Gastric Comfort For Gastric Harmony Direct from Feedmark

Feedmark Gastric Comfort For Gastric Harmony Direct from Feedmark
Feedmark Gastric Comfort For Gastric Harmony Direct from Feedmark
Feedmark Gastric Comfort For Gastric Harmony Direct from Feedmark
Feedmark Gastric Comfort For Gastric Harmony Direct from Feedmark

Feedmark Gastric Comfort For Gastric Harmony Direct from Feedmark
Gastric Comfort has been specifically formulated to provide nutritional support to maintain healthy mucosal lining and normal pH balance within the stomach. Gastric Comfort contains ingredients that are gentle on the gut and soothe the stomach lining, particularly useful for horses on high concentrate diets, that are frequently stabled and those exposed to physical or mental stress. The addition of aluminium hydroxide adds a viscose gel into the gut, which greatly supports the delicate areas of the stomach. The process of chewing stimulates secretion of saliva, which acts as a buffer on excess gastric acid secreted by the stomach. Forages, especially those high in Calcium (such as Alfalfa and other legumes) aid this, as fibre acts as a buffer in its own right, and by increasing saliva production during masticulation. Hence, horses on a low forage diet produce less saliva, leading to a lower stomach pH and a poor gastric environment, which can cause gastric issues.

This product is particularly suitable for these horses. The stomach continually secretes gastric acid, and when empty the stomach pH can become very low, but will rapidly rise following a meal. This emphasises the importance of feeding little and often to counter pH imbalances within the stomach. To support a healthy gastric environment. To horses and ponies on high concentrate, low forage diet.

To horse with restricted turn out. To horses showing signs of anxious, strained behaviour. To horses showing sensitivity when being girthed and groomed. Apple pectin: a soluble fibre, often used as a gelling agent, which maintains the delicate mucosal lining of the stomach.

Aluminium hydroxide: forms a viscous gel which helps to line the stomach and encourages healthy stomach mucosa. Calcium carbonate: to maintain a healthy level of acid within the stomach, soothing properties.

Dicalcium phosphate: a source of calcium, an alkaline mineral. Glutamine :a non-essential amino acid which maintains health and function of epithelial cells in the mucosal wall. Liquorice root powder: to aid gastric health, helps to maintain normal levels of stomach acid production.

Wheatfeed: a soluble fibre to maintain healthy stomach lining. To promote a healthy gastric environment. Feed high forage, low concentrate diets. If extra energy is needed, feed fats and oils to provide slow release energy without over-loading the stomach.

If feeding concentrates is unavoidable, split into as many meals a day as possible and mix generously with chaff to reduce rate of eating. It is recommended that you should feed no more than 1.5kg per meal - that's less than one Stubbs scoop of cubes! Alfalfa is a particularly good feedstuff due to high energy levels, quality protein and buffering abilities. Forage should be ideally be fed ad-lib, or at 5 hour intervals to maintain saliva production and prevent gastric emptying.

Try to maintain a stress-free existence for your horse! Specially formulated supplements, such as Gastric Comfort, can help to maintain optimal acid levels within the stomach, and keep your horse happy The Upper Digestive Tract. The importance of maintaining optimal pH balance within the stomach has been well documented, promoting efficient utilisation of feed, and promoting general health. Sustaining correct digestive pH starts within the mouth, as saliva production plays a highly important role in neutralising stomach acidity levels.

On average an estimated 10-12 litres of saliva are produced daily, but there is much variation due to diet composition, as between 3 and 4 times as much chewing is required to masticate forage compared to the same amount of concentrate Meyer et al. 1975, which in turn produces more saliva. The bicarbonate content of saliva acts as a buffer in the proximal portion of the stomach, increasing the pH, which permits microbial fermentation in the gut. Saliva also acts as a lubricant, and aids the passage of digesta down the oesophagus and into the stomach. The horse's stomach is very small in comparison to the rest of the gastrointestinal tract, comprising only 8% of the digestive system.

The stomach is made up of 2 parts, the non-glandular and the glandular regions, which are separated by a division known as the Margo Plicatus. The non-glandular region is very susceptible to issues, as there is no barrier to offer protection against acid, which can splash around during exercise, especially when there is little digesta in the stomach. The wall of the glandular portion secretes hydrochloric acid, pepsins and gastrin (the hormone which stimulates gastric acid production) which produce a very acidic environment. In a healthy horse being fed a balanced diet, this acidity is naturally buffered by alkaline saliva, pectin and fibre, so pH rises to 6.5 by the time the digesta enters the caecum. If too little forage and too much concentrate feed is fed, this pH will be lower at the caecum, which will kill the essential microbes there, and release exo and endotoxins, which are absorbed into the blood stream.

Calcium Carbonate, Aluminium Hydroxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Wheatfeed Middlings, Liquorice Root powder, Apple Pectin, Soy Lecithin, Glutamine. 1 level (50ml) scoop of Gastric Comfort weighs approximately 32g/1.1oz. Feed with each meal up to a maximum of three times per day to help maintain a healthy gastric environment. Avoid feeding large concentrate meals (pellets, mixes and grains). Instead feed little and often throughout the day, especially concentrate feeds.

Always feed at least 1.5% of your horse's body weight per day as fibrous forage (for a 500kg horse feed at least 7.5kg of hay per day). Horses showing signs of excess acid should have continuous access to forage. Feed supplements should be fed according to body weight; height has been given as a guide. Introduce to the horses diet gradually, splitting between feeds (when applicable). Gastric Comfort is a complementary feeding stuff for equine animals. Feedmark uses nothing in the formulation of this product that contravenes competition rules. If you prefer to have your parcel left at your property please specify a safe place for the driver to leave the parcel in your absence. You can also check your tracking details by calling 0800 585525. After 14 days we are unable to trace/track any parcel not reported missing so please ensure you have reported any missing parcels within 14 days. Feedmark is a family-owned and independent British business, which has been supplying equine and canine feed supplements to 70,000 customers for 40 years. We are proud of our unparalleled reputation for excellent product quality and outstanding customer service. All of our supplements are formulated using quality ingredients and packed at our premises in rural Norfolk, and dispatched daily throughout the UK and overseas.

With the most advanced production techniques and quality assurance procedures, Feedmark is recognised under the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme - the industry's gold standard, and the company is a member of the British Equine Trade Association and NOPS approved scheme. Qualified advice available 7 days a week. Recognised under the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme. All our staff are fully trained and involved in every aspect of our activity, and are able to give good and impartial advice about all of Feedmark's supplements. All of our nutritional advisors are horse owners, so they understand the practical issues facing those with the daily care of horses, and are happy to help.

Call Feedmark 0800 585525 for Equine Nutritional Guidance. Open 7 days a week. 8.30am - 5.30pm GMT. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Equestrian\Horse Feed & Supplements\Horse Supplements". The seller is "feedmarkuk" and is located in this country: GB.

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