What is it?
Horslyx Pro Digest Balancer contains a combination of ingredients to support the digestive system from the stomach to the hindgut while licking enhances saliva production which helps buffer stomach acidity. Slippery Elm and Seaweed Meal are included as a source of mucilage while a prebiotic supports beneficial gut bacteria and a live probiotic yeast helps provide a buffering action in the hindgut.
What is in Horslyx Pro Digest Balancer?
Slippery Elm and Seaweed Meal are included as a source of mucilage. Mucilage, also known as soluble fibre, can be particularly beneficial in horses with inflamed mucous membranes and digestive conditions. Mucilage can form a protective layer within the stomach reducing the effect of excess acid which may be helpful in terms of gastric ulcers.
A prebiotic yeast extract containing MOS (Mannanoligosaccharides) which helps to flush pathogens out of the gut and Beta-glucans which helps stimulate the growth of beneficial gut bacteria resulting in a healthier balance of bacteria and so can lessen digestive upsets.
Actisaf, a live probiotic yeast, is included to help support digestive health and maintain healthy gut function and help reduce the risk of digestive discomfort. Probiotics pass through the stomach and small intestine and are then functional within the hindgut. They cannot colonise the hindgut and so need fed daily for sustained results.
Horslyx Pro Digest Balancer contains an increased Magnesium level over other Horslyx Balancers. Lack of Magnesium can contribute towards excitable behaviour.
A Spiced Apple Flavouring is included to help tempt fussy feeders, often an issue with horses suffering digestive issues.
Powerful anti-oxidants, such as Vitamin C and E, selenium, chelated copper and zinc, to support and maintain a healthy immune system, which maximizes the ability to support and aid healthy lung function.
The Horslyx high specification vitamin, mineral and trace element package, which is ideal for balancing nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing.
High oil content for healthy skin and coat.
Biotin, zinc and methionine for healthy hooves
What isn’t in Horslyx Respiratory Balancer?
WHY SHOULD I FEED HORSLYX PRO DIGEST BALANCER?
Horslyx Pro Digest Balancer is suitable for any horse or pony, but especially those prone to digestive upsets.
For horses that develop digestive upset while on medications, e.g. antibiotics, or around the time of worming
To support poor doers and older horses that lose condition
For any horses that develop loose droppings
The Spiced Apple Flavouring is great for fussy feeders
Licking enhances saliva production, which helps buffer stomach acid and support the digestive system.
To balance any nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing – helping to ensure your horse stays healthy and happy all year round.
To provide a weatherproof feeding solution which is perfect for use both in the stable and in the field.
When fed alongside the correct amounts of good quality forage, Horslyx Pro Digest Balancer removes the need for buckets of hard feed
When fed at the recommended intake level for your horse, Horslyx Pro Digest Balancer is cost effective and will save you money.
There is no need to feed additional balancers and many horses and ponies thrive on a diet of just Horslyx and forage.
Licking takes time and patience, which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom.
Perfect for older equines with poor dentition that struggle to eat hard feed.
Suitable for all horses, from those at rest requiring a low calorie diet to performance horses who may require additional supplementation to meet their nutritional requirements.
Horslyx Balancers offer a unique and natural way to balance your Equine’s dietary requirements.
Designed to be as natural as possible for your horse or pony, Horslyx Balancers should be fed in a ‘trickle feed’ style. This means that your equine can always have access to the product, choosing themselves when they require their Vitamins and Minerals and balancing any deficiencies that can come from a grazing and forage diet. This system replicates what our horses and ponies would have in the wild and helps their digestive system to operate with maximum efficiency.
As with all new products we would advise you to introduce Horslyx Balancers into your equines diet slowly, monitoring the intake rate. We would recommend allowing your equine around 10 minutes a day with their Horslyx for the first week, the time can then be extended for periods of around ½ hour to an hour. Consumption can be easily monitored using the 5kg holder to restrict intake. Once your horse or pony has become accustomed to their Horslyx Balancer you will often find their consumption will decrease and the product can then be left for them to use freely as and when they naturally feel they need it.
Size of Animal Target intakes 5kg will last approx. 15kg will last approx. 80kg will last approx.
Pony 300kg 200g per day 25 days 75 days 400 days
Horse 500kg 250g per day 20 days 60 days 320 days
Large Horse 700kg 300g per day 17 days 50 days 267 days
Horslyx Balancers can be used alongside a forage only diet, as if your equine is consuming the recommended intake the Horslyx Balancer will supply all the essential vitamins and minerals they need to be happy and healthy. For those animals requiring a little more energy Horslyx Balancers can also be used in conjunction with the traditional cereal diets or high fibre diets supplementing their vitamin and mineral intake.
Horslyx Balancers are also ideal to occupy horses who traditionally may stress in the stable or those who are on restricted turnout but still need a balanced diet.
HOW TO FEED HORSLYX BALANCERS
In order to make the most of feeding Horslyx Balancers we recommend the following feeding methods…
80kg Horslyx Balancer is ideal for groups of horses in the field to ensure they are supplied with essential vitamins and minerals. 40kg available in ROI.
15kg Horslyx Balancer is designed to be used with the 15kg Horslyx Holder.
5kg Horslyx Balancer is designed to be used with the 5kg Horslyx Holder.
650g Mini Horslyx is designed to be fed from the hand and is ideal as a distraction or reward.
Always offer Horslyx Balancer’s at a minimum of two tubs when there is more than one horse to avoid bullying
Suitable for all horse and ponies regardless of age, breed and workload. Horslyx Balancers are designed to benefit all horses ensuring they are getting the correct amount of vitamins and minerals in their diet alongside a natural feeding regime.
Horslyx Balancers are low in starch and are suitable for horses or ponies who are susceptible or suffer from laminitis. As with all horses and especially laminitis prone equines, new products should always be introduced slowly and we recommend your equine has no longer than ten minutes with their Horslyx Balancer to begin with. This can be expanded as your horse or pony gets used to the product and it becomes part of their regular diet.
Remember if a horse or pony is on restricted rations of forage we recommend restricted access to Horslyx to avoid over-consumption. For more information on feeding the laminitis prone horse or pony visit our ‘Laminitis prone horses and ponies’ section.
Horslyx Balancers are not made with cereals some horse find heating. Fed correctly with the recommended intake Horslyx Balancer’s will not heat up or create fizziness in your horse. Ensuring your equine has the right amount of vitamins and minerals is a good way to ensure your animal is kept fit and healthy.