New to the Equi-Force Product line of targeted nutritional therapies is Integri-Gut, an equine gastrointestinal supplement that contains glutamine, prebiotics, probiotics and live yeast culture. Until recently, the importance of equine gastrointestinal health has been both undervalued and misunderstood. Factors such as physical and psychological stress, an unbalanced diet, antibiotics and an oversupply of starches and sugars can result in inflammation and erosion in the horse’s gut wall. This inflammation and erosion allows bacteria and toxins to escape the intestinal lining and enter through to the horse’s circulatory system. Bacteria in the bloodstream can lead to a variety of disorders. Integri-Gut helps prevent this "leaky gut" syndrome by providing nutrients that help keep the space between intestinal cells "tight" so that bacteria cannot pass through the wall.
Integri-Gut is helpful for:
- Maintaining a healthy gut wall and support of intestinal villi
- Preventing "leaky" gut leading to bacterial escape into bloodstream
- Support of hind gut function
Very effective for horses that have inflammation and erosion in the gut wall due to:
- Physical and/or psychological stress
- Unbalanced diet, not enough fiber
- An oversupply of starches and sugars
- Large amounts of antibiotics
Amy M. Gill, PhD, who formulated Integri-Gut for Equi-Force Equine Products, LLC is an independent equine nutrition consultant based in Lexington, Kentucky, and Boynton Beach, Florida. As a consultant her services include writing technical bulletins and articles, presenting educational seminars, and performing on-site farm consultations. Gill is also involved with many large breeding farms and performance horse stables, providing consultation on nutrition and exercise programs. Some of Gill's clients include Nick Zito Racing, Todd Pletcher Racing, Michelle Nihei Racing, Anthony Dutrow Racing, Michael Stidham Racing, Mark Hennig Racing, H. James Bond Racing, John C Kimmel Racing, Glencrest Farm, Siena Farm, Hill N Dale Farm, Eutrophia Farm, Gulf Coast Farm, Harris Farms, Silver Oaks Farm, Sunday Morning Thoroughbreds, Woodstock Farm, Ashleigh Stud, Casa Farm, Valkyre Stud and Highclere.
Gill is the founder of Equi-Force Equine Products LLC, a line of targeted nutrient therapies specifically formulated to help alleviate clinical symptoms associated with metabolic, immune and exercise-related disorders. Equi-Force products exert an effect through research based formulations that have been clinically tested and shown to be effective. The Equi-Force range includes: joint and bone health, digestive support, immune support, energy fuels, metabolic support, electrolytes and omega 3 fatty acids. For more information on Equi-Force please visit www.equiforce.com.