Well known to equestrians in the UK, Coopers, the brand behind Coopers® Fly Repellent Plus, has launched a whole new range of feed supplements to help maintain normal hindgut function.

Many horses today have a very different environment to the one they would have naturally had. Stabling, travelling, training and high concentrate feeding all work against the horse’s normal gut function. These factors can cause an imbalance between the healthy (beneficial) and pathogenic (bad) bacteria and impact normal hindgut function.

The Coopers® Gut Range helps to support normal gut function using a mixture of prebiotics and postbiotics, which support the healthy (beneficial) bacteria and help maintain the normal gut flora equilibrium and hindgut function.

Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients which act as a food source for the healthy bacteria within the horse’s gut. Prebiotics include gluco-oligosaccharides, xylo-oligosaccharides and fructo-oligosaccharides.

A fairly new concept, postbiotics are beneficial components produced by bacteria during the fermentation production process of some feed supplements which have a positive effect on the healthy bacteria within the horse’s gut. These components also help to support the gut's natural immune system and gut wall integrity.

Coopers Gut Equalise is a prebiotic and postbiotic oral paste to help maintain normal digestive function in adult horses and foals.

For adult horses it’s ideal for short-term use during times of stress such as transportation, competition and management changes and during periods of digestive imbalance such as a change in diet or during antibiotic use.  For foals it aids in the establishment of normal digestive flora after the first colostrum intake. In addition, it helps to maintain normal digestive function during foal heat and at weaning.

Find out more at: www.coopers-range.co.uk