Guard your horse with Starch Guard!
Starch consumption creates a cascade of events that can be detrimental in a number of horses. Following starch consumption there is a production of toxins by gut microbes and inflammation by the horse which impairs insulin signaling and metabolism. Impaired metabolism and inflammation contribute to the onset of laminitis. Starch Guard alters the microbial activity, reducing toxin and inflammatory production, while helping your horse maintain a healthy weight and normal metabolism as shown in university trials.
Encourages microbial function and promotes hindgut health
Promoted a normal inflammatory and metabolic response to starch consumption in university trials
Ponies, donkeys and miniature horses
Obesity, insulin resistance or EMS
High starch diets
During changes in pasture starch content
Starch Guard alters microbial activity, reducing toxin and inflammatory production, while helping your horse maintain a healthy weight and normal metabolism.
1. Suagee, J.K, R.K. Splan, K.L. Swyers, R.J. Geor, and B.A. Corl. 2015. Effects of High-Sugar and High-Starch Diets on Postprandial Inflammatory Protein Concentrations in Horses. JEVS. 35:191-197
2. Suagee-Bedore, J.K., A.L. Wagner, and I.D. Girard. 2016. Feeding DigestaWell Buffer to horses neutralizes the effects of high starch diets on blood pH and inflammation. Joint Animal Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.
3. Suagee-Bedore, J.K. A.L. Wagner, and I.D. Girard. 2017. Validation of the Postprandial Interleukin-1b Response in Horses Using Equine-Specific Antibodies. JEVS. 48:69-72.
4. Delano, K.M., B.J. McIntosh, J.K. Suagee-Bedore, K.L. Kaufman, S.M. Ghajar, A.L. Wagner, and I.D. Girard. 2017. Feeding DigestaWell Buffer to overconditioned horses mitigates the effects of rapidly introduced nonstructural carbohydrate. JEVS. 52:80.