Prebiotics Help A Healthy, Normal Gut Microbiome In Horses

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Prebiotic supplements are not utilized by the horse but are foods that feed probiotics to support their growth and well-being.  Since probiotics are known to help maintain normal digestive health and support the immune system, ensuring their viability and growth helps your horse.

What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are sugars, carbohydrates, plant fibers that are not digested by the horse and fermentation products like MOS that are fermented by good bacteria in the gut.  A by-product of this fermentation is the production of volatile fatty acids (VFA’s) that are absorbed and utilized by the horse.

Common Prebiotics To Support Normal Gut Bacteria

Here are a few common prebiotics that are utilized in supplementing equine diets to support probiotics.

  • Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) – a short chain sugar easier for bacteria to digest than inulin
  • Inulin
  • Mannnan-oligosaccharides (MOS) – Helps normalize gut microflora and support normal digestive health
  • Pectin
  • Psyllium

Which KAUFFMAN’S Products Contains Prebiotics?

The KAUFFMAN’S® products on this page, including Digestive Health Formula, contain prebiotic ingredients that can help feed, support natural gut bacteria which helps maintain normal digestive health and a healthy immune system.

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.