High levels of pectins and surfactants can help maintain the mucus linings of the gut whilst the structural fibre absorbs excess stomach acid - helping combat the conditions for ulceration and other stress symptoms.
Fibre-Beet is a super-fibre conditioning feed formulated to contain all the benefits of Speedi-Beet with added high quality alfalfa for optimum condition and quality protein for muscle tone and function.
The highly degradable fibre sources in Fibre-Beet provide optimum fermentation patterns to help keep the digestive system healthy.
Fibre-Beet when fermented produces high levels of butyric acid, which aids the function of the cells of the gut wall, and low levels of lactic acid, making it an ideal alkaline feed.
The trial was conducted over a 14 month period, using seven Thoroughbreds from New Beginnings, based on their expertise and in-house recommendations on history, condition and behaviour.
Seven horses were chosen; one had clear signs of gastric ulcers after the first scope. The others six were investigated within weeks of being brought into New Beginnings.
All the horses have come from different backgrounds but their diet was kept unanimously the same when staying at New Beginnings - based around a grazing, hay and fibre feed diet.
Six of the horses were given Fibre-Beet after the initial endoscope and the seventh horse first received a course of Omeprazole as its ulcers were more severe than observed in the others. Subsequent endoscopes were done at two to three month intervals to see the effects of Fibre-Beet on the ulcers.