Vetpro Gut-Protect is a prophylactic product to assist and protect the gut of horses that are showing signs of stress from situations such as travel, competitions, change of environment, weaning. Also those horses on pain relief medications, antibiotics and NSAIDS, for example Bute.
It helps by improving the gut mucosa – that is the mucus lining of the stomach. Vetpro Gut-Protect contains liquid Lecithin, this is a phospholipid that has been scientifically proven to support the lining of the stomach of the horse, both the surface of the lining and the internal physiological structure of the stomach wall.
Antacids are successful in reducing the erosive effect of stomach acid but, cannot be given on a long term basis. Acid in the stomach is necessary for digestion of feed and pasture. So preventative measures with a phospholipid and good management is the day to day answer. Protection is also necessary when a horse is on medications, especially pain relief drugs.