CAVALOR® VITAFLOR 365 –
Living yeasts and prebiotics to enhance the absorption of important nutrients and stimulate “good” bacteria
Indication for use
The intestinal tract ensures the absorption of all the necessary nutrients by the body. Its optimal functioning is therefore essential to health. By optimizing the intestinal flora, the maximum yield from the feed is obtained and the body’s immunity is strengthened. There are numerous factors that can disturb the intestinal balance such as stress, specific medications, concentrated feed, etc.
The colon is a very important component of the horse’s digestion. The horse’s natural diet is mainly roughage from grass and hay. Because we put higher demands on our horses, there is a need for concentrated feed in the form of grain mixes (high starch content). The small intestine often cannot completely process the digestion of starch, causing a portion of it to be pushed into the colon. There the starch is converted to lactate. This may lead to acidification of the colon, inhibiting the proper functioning of the micro-organisms, which results in a lower digestion of roughage and a reduced absorption of nutrients (especially minerals). This may lead to lowered disease resistance, reduced fitness and/or a colic susceptibility. Vitaflor 365 is a daily requirement to balance the absorption of nutrients, improve good development in young horses and maintain the condition of the sport horse.
CAVALOR VITAFLOR 365 contains live yeasts and inulin. Live yeast supports bacteria using lactic acid in the colon, preventing acidification (lowering of the pH), ensuring that the micro-organisms present work under optimal conditions. This improves the digestion of crude fiber, the absorption of minerals and the production and absorption of B-vitamins. Thus, a higher yield from the feed is obtained and the incidence of colic decreases.
Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide (FOS), which belongs to the family of prebiotic compounds. These are nondigestible feed ingredients that beneficially affect the animal by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a number of species already present in the colon. As an indirect result, prebiotic administration inhibits some pathogenic bacteria to develop. Since inulin is not stored in the body, a daily application is necessary to “feed” these microbes to ensure their beneficial effect and protection against pathogens.
Dosage and application of the products
Sport horses: 30 grams/ 1.06-1.4 oz per day (3 measuring scoops)
Leisure horses and ponies: 20 grams/ 0.7-1.06 oz per day (2 measuring scoops)
During gestation or lactation: 40 grams/1.4 oz per day (4 measuring scoops)
Foals: 15 grams/0.35 oz per day (1 measuring scoop)
Maximum: 60 gram/2.1 oz per day
Mix with the daily feed for at least 4 weeks. Best results are obtained with continued use.