Probiotic extracts are no more than enzymes which have incredibly long shelf lives, but will not colonize the gut or produce anything which will support intestinal well being.
Researchers report that when horses are fed lactic acid bacteria, the activity level of the immune system increases and, therefore, are less susceptible to disease. Beneficial bacteria, especially Bacillus, produce many enzymes that may help to improve feed (nutrient) utilization. Protease, amylase and other enzymes produced by pro-bacteria serve to break down complex feed molecules into less complex nutrients. These smaller components are more readily used by the animal (greater bio-availability).
EQUINE CHALLENGE™ PROBIOTIC FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS:
Recommended dosage: 1 – 2 oz. daily. We recommend adding additional probiotic support to your horses feeding program 2-3 weeks prior to vaccinations and antibiotics and 2-3 weeks after and 1 week prior to worming and 1 week after.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. Keep tightly sealed.