The gut of racing and performance horses are put under a lot more pressure compared to most horses through their diets that are generally higher in grain and lower in forage, exercise regime, workload intensity and high levels of stress that they are placed under. Digestive RP differs from Digestive EQ in the following ways:
RP contains a higher level of TruEquine, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeast Fermentation Prebiotic and Postbiotic.
RP contains more magnesium hydroxide – magnesium hydroxide is a strong buffer and will help to maintain a normal stomach pH in horses that are on higher grain, lower forage diets with potentially longer periods between feeds.
RP contains more digestive enzymes and will assist in the digestion of up to 6.5 kg of grain per 130 gram dose. Please note that for a 500 kg thoroughbred racehorse in intense work, we recommend a grain amount of between 3 and 5 kg/day. But we have ad
RP contains phytase enzyme. Phytase enzyme breaks down phytate, the natural form of phosphorus found in all grains and seeds like soybean and lupins. Phytate, if left intact can reduce the absorption of calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc and some amino acid
RP contains leucine. Leucine plays a role in maintaining the integrity of the gut lining. Leucine is also critical for muscle building. It is the only amino acid responsible for switching on the muscle building process. So it helps to look after the gut a
RP contains more proline and serine. Racing and performance horses really do stress their gut. Lower forage, higher grain diets, training, traveling, competition and general stress contribute to compromising the gut.