Brewers Yeast for Horses
A feed supplement that should be added to a horse’s regular feed, brewers yeast provides horses with B-complex vitamins and amino acids that are often lacking in their diet. Brewers yeast also improves digestion of fiber to benefit a horse’s health at all stages of life.
Research suggests that brewer’s yeast feeds bacteria responsible for converting fiber into energy in the equine hindgut. This added energy provided by a brewers yeast horse supplement is especially important for older horses with aging gastrointestinal systems that do not break down fiber and protein as efficiently as younger horses.
Brewer’s dried yeast is a by-product of ale and beer brewing that is not only rich in B vitamins, but also protein, a nutrient essential for a horse’s general health and well-being. Mature horses that perform light work or are early in their pregnancy (around 1,100 pounds) should receive 1.45 pounds of protein every day. Mature horses with heavier workloads require about two pounds of protein each day. Broodmares especially need protein to help build fetal and placental tissue. Weanlings (500-550 pounds) should consume 1.6 to 1.8 pounds of protein daily, with grain increased to seven pounds since they tend to eat less hay or grass.
Improve Feed Palatability With Brewers Yeast Powder for Horses
Adding brewers yeast to your horse’s feed may encourage your horse to maintain consistent feed intakes by making it more palatable. Making sure your horse consumes sufficient, high-quality feed supplemented with brewers yeast also ensures your horse receives recommended amounts of vitamin B1 (thiamine), a nutrient essential for nervous system health. Some horse owners use brewers yeast to help calm horses with over-excitable temperaments, while others depend on brewers yeast to add protein, zinc, phosphorous and iron to equine diets.
Brewers yeast is also an excellent natural food alternative to laboratory-made B vitamins found in synthetic supplements. With complex digestive systems that are sensitive to low-quality feed, horses respond favorably to brewers yeast as a daily supplement. In addition, brewers yeast may help horses suffering from sweet itch and horses that are lactating or pregnant.
For more information on how your horse could benefit from a boost of B-complex vitamins and amino acids in their diet, call Daniel Baum Company, Inc. today to speak to one of our equine experts about our Brewers Yeast powder.
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Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Yeast Fermentation Solubles
Equine: Feed at the rate of one ounce per horse per day.
Dogs: ½ Teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight
Cats: ½ Teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight
Note: 1 rounded full scoop (1 oz.) equals approximately six teaspoons.
This product is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.
|Per lb||Per 1 oz||Per ½ tsp|
|Crude Protein, min.||35.00%||35.00%||1.10 g|
|Crude Fat, min.||1.00%||1.00%||0.03 g|
|Crude Fiber, max.||8.00%||8.00%||0.26 g|
|Moisture, max.||10.00%||10.00%||0.34 g|
|Choline, min.||1,150 mg||71 mg||8.5 mg|
|Niacin, min.||26 mg||1.5 mg||0.18 mg|
|Thiamine, min.||4 mg||0.25 mg||0.03 mg|