Digestive Enzymes Support Proper Digestion In Horses

3D model of Pepsin, an enzyme that digests food proteins into peptides

Digestive enzymes are an important part of both human and equine digestive system processes that provide the fuel needed to live.  The feed horses eat daily is not utilized directly and must be broken down into the nutrients that are absorbed.  Enzymes are a key part of the multitude of metabolic processes that occur to provide nutrition your horse needs.

What Enzymes Are Important For Horses?

Here are just a few key enzymes and what they are targeted to act upon in the digestive tract.

  • Protease – act on protein to separate out the individual amino acids
  • Amylase – targets starches for proper digestion, especially important to help reduce excess starch in the hindgut
  • Cellulase – works on digesting normally hard to digest cellulose fibers in the GI tract

 In addition, hemicellulase, lipase, beta-glucanase, phytase and pectinase also work on other complex carbohydrates to help ensure proper digestion and support digestive health.

Selecting The Right Enzyme Products

However, not all enzymes are alike.  KAUFFMAN’S® Premium Equine Supplements utilize high-quality “defined” enzyme extracts that deliver the scientifically formulated amount of each enzyme to ensure your horse is getting the precise enzyme supplementation to optimize performance.

Unlike a “crude” enzyme approach where the enzyme levels are not guaranteed and require the source organism (like Aspergillus oryzae) to produce the enzyme in the animal, you can rest assured that our supplements with enzymes contain the guaranteed amounts listed in the Guaranteed Analysis right on our label.

Choose KAUFFMAN’S Premium Equine Supplements For Equine Enzyme Support

The KAUFFMAN’S products on this page contain many of the above ingredients that can help provide the enzyme profile your horse needs for the digestion system to perform its best.

Find The Right Product For You

Thanks to over 40 years of experience in the industry, we are accustomed to creating healthy, natural supplements that meet animal health and performance needs.  You can learn more about our products by contacting us online or giving us a call.  We’ll be happy to help you find a product that meets your animal’s unique health and wellness needs.