Now there is no need to second guess your probiotics choice. EquiOtic™ provides two powerful solutions into on simple system.
EquiOtic™ is a live, equine sourced immunoprobiotic that combines the benefits of Lactobacillus reuteri with Saccharomyces boulardii to offer horse owners a powerhouse first line defense for the gastrointestinal tract. The hind gut requires a balance of beneficial bacteria for healthy function. That balance can easily be disrupted by stress, surgery, hospitalization, disease, training, travel or dietary changes EquiOtic™ is an important tool in treating the compromised horse. It is also recommended as a daily feed additive to assist in the maintenance of normal gut flora.
What makes EquiOtic™ unique in the field of probiotics?
What is the combined treatment value of L. reuteri and S. boulardii?
What is an “Immunoprobiotic?”
An immunoprobiotic combines the actions of a probiotic with an immunobiotic. A probiotic is a bacteria that interacts directly with other bacteria. An immunobiotic is a bacteria that interacts with the host immune system.
What is Lactobacillus reuteri?
L. reuteri is a “universal” bacteria that colonizes the gut of animals and humans. Each species has its own host specific strain of L. reuteri as a major component of normal gut flora.
How does Lactobacillus reuteri stimulate the immune system?
L. reuteri stimulates the immune system by preparing mucosal cells to respond to invasive bacteria. It has also been shown to improve response to vaccines.
Why is it necessary for the Lactobacillus reuteri in EquiOtic™ to
be species specific?
A bacteria must be species specific in order to colonize the gastrointestinal tract. Colonization of live organisms living and reproducing on/in the gastrointestinal tract is a critical component of L. reuteri’s beneficial immunoprobiotic influence
Why is it necessary for the Lactobacillus reuteri in EquiOtic™ to be alive?
Live bacteria colonize and interact with host cells and pathogens whereas dead bacteria have limited to no capacity for a positive immunoprobiotic effect on the host.
What is the role of Saccharomyces boulardii in EquiOtic™?
S. boulardii stabilizes the pH/acidity of the large bowel, preventing gastrointestinal upsets such as colic and diarrhea. In addition, SB attaches to clostridial bacteria, eliminating them and neutralizes toxins produced by clostridium.
Why do the colony forming units (CFU’s) have to be so high?
The number of CFU’s administered orally must be significant enough to reach the large bowel and populate the gut while remaining alive. Administration of small numbers of bacteria is inefficient as well as a waste of time and money. EquiOtic™ contains 40 billion CFU ( 20 billion guaranteed at time of use) of both L. reuteri and S. boulardii. This is a significantly higher number of organisms than currently available in other probiotic products in the marketplace.
When does my foal need a daily Immunoprobiotic (EquiOtic™)?
DAILY! *A foal’s GI flora is naïve at birth, normal flora is acquired. EquiOtic™ provides normal flora upon treatment. *Immunoprobiotics provide a daily positive stimulus/ modulation to the foal’s immune system. * Daily exposure to pathogens without protection can lead to gastrointestinal upset as well as diarrhea. Research has shown that foals with a healthy gastrointestinal tract have improved weight gain with less incidence of diarrhea.
What are the benefits of putting a healthy horse on daily EquiOtic™?
Responsible horse owners vaccinate and deworm their horses on a regular basis. It only makes sense to incorporate a daily immunoprobiotic into your health care program, providing the horse with a powerhouse first line defense for gastrointestinal health maintenance as well as reestablishing any depleted micro flora population.
What impact can an immunoprobiotic have on a breeding program?
Healthy mares produce healthier foals. The foal obtains its bacterial flora from the mare. Reducing the incidence of disease contributes to the bottom line. Prevent one sick foal and save cost and time of treatment
Is EquiOtic™ affordable?
It’s a small price to pay for gastrointestinal peace of mind. Less than $2.00 per day.