Digestive Health Supplements

Kauffman's Animal Health manufactures a variety of specialty supplements targeted at enhancing equine digestive function. Our recently introduced FORTITUDE line of digestive enhancing supplements features Fortitude Critical Care (for foals experiencing digestive stress and diarrhea), Fortitude Daily Foal (for maintaining digestive balance in weanlings and yearlings), and Fortitude Senior (for older horses experiencing digestive challenges due to age).

  • New Summit - six-in-one supplement for hoof, joint, muscle, coat, gut (probiotic), and weight
  • Kauffman's Digestive Health - Formerly Fortitude DHF - digestive support for horses prone to Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
  • Kauffman's Equine Gold - Formerly Lira Equine Gold - a high-potency probiotic (DFM) supplement powder
  • Fortitude Critical Care - for foals and weanlings experiencing digestive stress and diarrhea
  • Fortitude Daily Foal - for enhancing digestive function and health of young horses
  • Fortitude Senior - for enhancing digestive function and health of older horses
  • KA-HI Pro-Paste - positive dose live, direct-fed microbial (probiotic) paste
  • Digest Mor - live, direct-fed microbial (probiotic) powder
  • Equine Laxative - psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid, gentle effective and helpful in prevention of dust and sand colic
  • Mineral Oil - A high quality mineral oil packaged for animal use

 

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Kauffman's Digestive Health

(Formerly Fortitude DHF)

Kauffman's Digestive Health – Digestive Health is a premium blend of carefully selected forage and yeast products, direct-fed microbials, fish oil, amino acids and fenugreek.  Designed to support the digestive health of equine athletes.

We have combined flax seed, alfalfa meal and fish oil with magnesium, L-Glutamine and L-Threonine in Kauffan's Digestive Health to aid in Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). The carefully selected blend of ingredients is designed to support a reduction in the incidence and severity of EGUS.

The total microbial count of Kauffman's Digestive Health exceeds 25.3 billion colony forming units (CFU) of five beneficial bacteria and yeast per ounce.


Ingredients:

Flax Seed, Ground; Alfalfa Meal, Dehydrated; Fish Oil; Fermented Soy Powder (Fermaid® Ease 187); Magnesium Oxide; Fenugreek Seed, Ground; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Yeast Culture; Fructooligosaccharide (FOS); Mannanoligosaccharide (MOS); L-Glutamine; L-Threonine; Yucca schidigera Extract; Dried Fermentation Extracts of Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger; Dried Fermentation Products of: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum and Bacillus subtilis; Natural Mixed Tocopherols (source of preservation and vitamin E).

Feeding Directions:

Top dress Kauffman's Digestive Health over daily feed at a rate of 2 oz/horse daily (4 scoops). For better results, top-dress Kauffman's Digestive Health over morning and evening feed, in equal parts, 1 oz. AM (2 scoops) and 1 oz. PM (2 scoops). Feeding rate may be safely doubled during times of feeding changes, training, and stress, or as a 2-week loading dose.

 

 

Standard Packaging:

  • 4 lb. pails - approximately 32 day supply for one horse
  • 8 lb. pails - approximately 64 day supply for one horse
  • 15 lb. pails - approximately 120 day supply for one horse

 

 

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Kauffman's Equine Gold

(Formerly Lira Equine Gold)

Kauffman's Equine Gold is a premium probiotic supplement containing Saccharomyces cerevisiae (active, dry cell yeast), direct-fed microorganisms (DFMs) and digestive enzymes to be used in all classes of equine feeds. The total microbial count of Kauffman's Equine Gold exceeds 807 Billion colony forming units (CFU)/lb. or 50.4 Billion CFU/oz.

The active, dry cell yeast scavenge oxygen in the gut to aid in anaerobic fiber digestion, while the five strains of beneficial bacteria and digestive enzymes enhance total tract digestibility of a variety of feedstuffs.

Guaranteed Analysis
Total Microbial Count 807 Billion CFU/lb
Amylase 180,000 IU/lb
Protease 24,000 IU/lb
Cellulase 9,600 IU/lb
Hemicellulase 21,650 IU/lb
Lipase 7,200 IU/lb
Pectinase 4,800 IU/lb
Beta Glucanase 2,100 IU/lb
Phytase 19,700 IU/lb

 


Ingredients:

Yeast Culture, Dried Corn Distillers Grains with Solubles, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Dried molasses, Kelp Meal, d-Biotin, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, and Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product.

 

Feeding Directions:

For general purpose equine supplementation - feed at the rate of one-half ounce to two ounces per head, per day. Dose may be safely doubled during times of stress. (Note: The enclosed measure holds approximately one ounce when rounded full.)

 

Standard Packaging:

4 lb. pails - approximately 64 day supply for one horse
10 lb. pails - approximately 32 day supply for a five horse stable
30 lb. pails - approximately 96 day supply for a five horse stable

 

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FORTITUDE Critical Care

FORTITUDE Critical Care supplement for foals is a digestible blend of strategic targeted proteins, naturally occurring direct-fed microorganisms, and organic acids. Our dried egg yolk technology ensures specific proteins targeted towards several pathogenic bacteria and viruses that lead to digestive stress and diarrhea in foals.

The total microbial count of FORTITUDE Critical Care exceeds 151 Million colony forming units (CFU) of five beneficial bacteria.


Ingredients:

Dextrose, Dried Egg Yolk Solids, Dried Whey, Charred Root Fermented Carbon Extract, Dried Fermentation Products of: Dried Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum and Enterococcus faecium; Fructooligosaccharide (FOS), Sodium Aluminosilicate, Yeast Extract (MOS), Sorbic Acid and Artificial Flavor.


Feeding Directions:

For best results, FORTITUDE Critical Care should be blended thoroughly with 40 cc of vegetable oil, skim milk or yogurt. Once completely blended, load oral dose syringe (enclosed). Administer slowly on the back of the tongue allowing time for the foal to swallow.

Standard Packaging:

  • 16 ounce canister with measuring scoop and oral dose syringe

 

 

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FORTITUDE Daily Foal

FORTITUDE Daily Foal digestive supplement is a premium blend of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, yeast culture, direct fed microbials, strategic targeted proteins, and organic acids.

We have combined the best of two of our finest products-FORTITUDE Critical Care and Lira Equinie Gold-to formulate FORTITUDE Daily Foal. Our dried egg yolk technology used in FORTITUDE Critical Care ensures specific proteins targeted towards several pathogenic bacteria and viruses that lead to digestive stress and diarrhea in weanlings and yearlings. Combine this with our proven blend of active dry cell yeast, beneficial bacteria, and digestive enzymes from Lira Equine Gold; the resulting product is FORTITUDE Daily Foal.

The total microbial count of FORTITUDE Critical Care exceeds 25.2 billion colony forming units (CFU) of five beneficial bacteria and yeast.


Ingredients:

Dried Corn Distillers Grains with Solubles, Dextrose, Yeast Culture, Dried Egg Yolk Solids, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Dried Molasses, Charred Root Fermented Carbon Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Fermentation Products of: Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum and Enterococcus faecium; Dried Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extracts, Ground Flax Seed, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), d-Biotin, Yeast Extract (MOS), Sorbic acid and Artificial Flavor.

Feeding Directions:

Top dress FORTITUDE Daily Foal over daily feed at a rate of 1 oz/horse daily. Feeding rate may be safely doubled during times of feeding changes, training, and stress.

 

 

Standard Packaging:

  • 4-lb. pails - approximately 64 day supply for one horse

 

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FORTITUDE Senior

FORTITUDE Senior digestive supplement is a premium blend of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, yeast culture, direct fed microbials, and strategic targeted proteins for enhancing digestive function of older horses.

We have combined the best of two of our finest products - FORTITUDE Critical Care and Lira Equine Gold - to formulate FORTITUDE Senior. Based on the proven formulation of Lira Equine Gold, we enhanced the colony forming units (CFU)/oz. of active, dry cell yeast, beneficial bacteria, and especially the digestive enzyme package. Coupled with our dried egg yolk technology (used in FORTITUDE Critical Care), FORTITUDE Senior helps reduce the potential for digestive stress caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria and viruses in older horses.

The total microbial count of FORTITUDE Senior exceeds 63.1 billion colony forming units (CFU) of five beneficial bacteria and yeast.


Ingredients:

Dried Corn Distillers Grains with Solubles, Yeast Culture, Dried Egg Yolk Solids, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Dried Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Fermentation Products of: Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Bifidobacterium longum and Enterococcus faecium; Dried Aspergillus oryzae and Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extracts, Ground Flax Seed, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Kelp Meal, d-Biotin, Yeast Extract (MOS), Sorbic acid and Articificial Flavor.

Feeding Directions:

Top dress FORTITUDE Senior over daily feed at a rate of 1 oz/horse daily. Feeding rate may be safely doubled during times of feeding changes, training, and stress.

 

 

Standard Packaging:

  • 4 lb. pails - approximately 64 day supply for one horse

 

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KA-HI Pro Paste

Supplemental Gastro-Intestinal Bacteria and Digestive Enzymes for Oral Equine Use.

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Kauffman's KA-HI Pro Paste
This paste provides a convenient, positive dose probiotic supplement designed to enhance the natural bacteria and enzymes present in the equine digestive tract. It will provide added essential gastrointestinal microorganisms (microflora) during times of feed changes, stress, exercise, training, and after de-worming and antibiotic treatment regimens.

Stress and your Horse: Horses undergo stressful situations virtually everyday-weather or ration changes, de-worming, antibiotic treatment, heavy training and/or competition, or transportation. These stressful situations can compromise the digestive capabilities of your horse. KA-HI Pro Paste provides insurance against digestive deficiency of beneficial microorganisms critical for efficient digestion.

Specially Selected Bacteria:

A product with a single species of bacteria does not fit every situation! The digestive tract of a monogastric horse is significantly different from that of a ruminant (i.e. - dairy and beef cattle), so don't be fooled into using a paste claiming to be formulated to fit all species. KA-HI Pro Paste probiotic formulation starts with host-specific bacteria strains specially selected for their compatibility with the equine digestive tract. These bacteria are then micro-encapsulated to preserve their viabilty during storage and to enhance their effectiveness. This same micro-encapsulation breaks down when exposed to the gastric juices and then releases the bacteria at the point of action - the intestinal tract! In addition to their fermenting/digestive action these bacteria have a competitive advantage over disease-causing pathogenic bacteria, which helps inoculate the digestive tract with "good" bacteria.

Digestive Enzymes:

KA-HI Pro Paste contains a specific combination of digestive enzymes that work synergistically with the inherent bacteria and naturally occurring enzymes of the equine digestive tract. Enzymes are the catalysts responsible for the breakdown of feed stuffs. Feed stuffs that may normally pass through the digestive tract are subjected to the hydrolyzing effects of these supplemental enzymes releasing otherwise unusable amino acids, energy, and essential nutrients found naturally in the feed.

Convenient, Positive Dosing:

With KA-HI Pro Paste there is no guesswork. Simply administer a 15- or 30-gram dose orally on the back of your horse's tongue and be assured that your horse is receiving the full dose of probiotics that you intended!

Guaranteed Analysis
Lactobacillus acidophilus 1 x 10 cfu*/gm
Bifidobacterium thermophilum 1 x 10 cfu*/gm
Enterococcus faecium 1 x 10 cfu*/gm
Bacillus subtilis 1 x 10 cfu*/gm
Bifidobacterium longum 1 x 10 cfu*/gm
(cfu = Colony Forming Units)
Total Lactic Acid Producing Bacteria 5 x 10 cfu*/gm

 

Ingredients:

Vegetable Oil, Dextrose, Hydrated Sodium Aluminosilicate, Dried Egg Yolk Solids, Sorbitan Monostearate, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, and Yucca Schidigera Extract Powder.

Recommended Usage:

(For oral equine use only.) During times of stress or compromised digestive function, administer (orally on the back of horse's tongue) half the contents of one tube (15 gms) per dose. Repeat dosage when necessary. Dose may be safely doubled under extreme stress.
(Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and out of reach of children. Do not administer to horses that are unable to swallow.)

Recommended Uses:

Foals - 15 grams at 12-24 hours old and 15 grams on days four and seven.
Post Worming - 15 grams on days one, three, and seven.
Training Horses - 15 grams every third or fourth day.
Transportation - 15 grams on days three and one prior to and on day one after transport.
(Use of this product should be part of a comprehensive evaluation of the feeding program.)

Standard Packaging:

30 gram (double-dose) tubes

 

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Digest-Mor

A Direct Fed Microbial (DFM) supplement to aid in the digestion of feed stuffs. Digest-Mor contains a blend of gastrointestinal bacteria [2 Billion colony forming units (CFU)/lb.] and enzymes selected specifically for equine use. This combination of DFM's with additional biotin, yucca, and kelp meal in a palatable yeast culture base provides an economical alternative to feeding several individual sources of these nutrients. This formula can be fed as a top dress or mixed with the daily ration, at a rate of one ounce per head, per day.

Guaranteed Analysis
Biotin 240 mg/lb.
Yucca Extract, min 0.50 %
Lactobacillus acidophilus 4 x 10-8 CFU*/lb.
Bifidobacterium thermophilum 4 x 10-8 CFU*/lb.
Bifidobacterium longum 4 x 10-8 CFU*/lb.
Enterococcus faecium 4 x 10-8 CFU*/lb.
Bacillus subtilis 4 x 10-8 CFU*/lb.
Amylase 45,000 IU/lb
Protease 6,000 IU/lb
Cellulase 2,400 IU/lb
Hemicellulase 2,200 IU/lb
Lipase 1,800 IU/lb
Pectinase 1,200 IU/lb
Beta Glucanase 1,000 IU/lb

 


Ingredients:

Yeast Culture, Kelp Meal, d-Biotin, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product and Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product.

 

 

Feeding Directions:

Equine = feed at the rate of one ounce per head, per day.
(Note: The enclosed measure holds approx. one ounce when rounded full.)

 

 

Standard Packaging:

6 lb. pails - approximately 96 day supply for one horse
20 lb. pails - approximately 64 day supply for a five horse stable

 

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Equine Laxative

A supplemental source of Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid blended into a palatable, apple flavored base. It is an all-natural, bulk-producing, fiber grain complex designed to be added to the ration. It is gentle, effective, and helpful in prevention of "dust and sand colic." It can also be used to treat bowel disorders when administered under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.

Guaranteed Analysis
Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid 50 %

 

Ingredients:

100% USP grade Psyllium Seed Husks (no hulls), Sucrose, and Artificial Apple Flavor.

Feeding Directions:

For horses, 1) Add three heaping tablespoons or one enclosed scoop rounded full to feed per day for three days, and then discontinue use for three days. 2) Continue three days on, three days off program for 30 days. 3) After 30 days, add three heaping tablespoons or one enclosed scoop to feed once per week, or as directed by a veterinarian.

Standard Packaging:

3 lb. pails - Approximate supply for one horse - 30-day initial treatment program plus 20 weeks of maintenance or 36 weeks of maintenance without initial 30-day program
10 lb. pails - Approximate supply for a five horse stable - 30-day initial treatment program for five horses plus nine weeks maintenance or 24 weeks maintenance without initial 30-day program

 

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Mineral Oil

A high quality mineral oil packaged for animal use.

Standard Packaging:

1 gallon plastic jugs
5 gallon plastic pails with pour spout

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