Synovium® Gastrosafe – Ulcer supplement for horses
Synovium Gastrosafe is an award winning veterinary gut supplement for horses. Developed by independant FEI vets to support a healthy gut, optimal gut function and stomach acidity.
It has been extensively researched by a veterinary team and nutrition experts for optimal gastric aid and support for horses with Gastric ulcers.
Gastrosafe supports gastric acidity in horses, provides essential proven prebiotics, whilst supporting the natural anti-inflammatory processes in the front and hind gut.
Suitable for horses with poor appetite, poor condition, poor performance, behavioural changes and those that easily stress.
Ideally fed to horses to help support a healthy gut environment, providing a natural alternative to maintain a healthy GI tract and a happy horse long term. Suitable for use during or after veterinary treatment for Gastric Ulcers.
A veterinary gut supplement will provide support to horses during stressful activities, travelling, competition and changes in routine.
No ingredients in Gastrosafe are listed on the FEI prohibited substances list. Competition safe, Anti-Doping checked. Best ulcer supplement for horses by leading vets.
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are a non-digestible food source to support your horse’s existing good gut microbes. Unlike probiotics they do not contain live bacteria.
Prebiotics support the horses good bacteria, for optimum health, by stimulating the growth and activity of the existing microorganisms. So the helpful bacteria remain healthy. Studies prove the benefits of supplementing horses with Prebiotics for gut health.
It is still an ongoing study to understand what is best to feed your horse for gut support and therefore it is always recommended to speak to your vet for advice. There are many theories on Probiotics but nothing concrete, unlike with Prebiotics.
Synovium Horse Health bases its supplements on only proven science and trials. Always ask advice of your vet if you suspect your horse has ulcers.
Gut supplement for horses – Gastrosafe – Best ulcer supplement for horses
Veterinary gastric supplement for horses; for use on horses with a sensitive gut. What is the best horse supplement for ulcers?
Horses are hindgut fermenters, therefore meaning that the large intestine is where breakdown of fibre takes place.
Fibre is the main component of the horse’s forage which is broken down by microorganisms to produce essential nutrients that the horse absorbes.
Because the hindgut is geared for fibre fermentation, it be sensitive due to receiving large amounts of undigested sugars.
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) frequently referred to as gastric ulcers in horses is a common problem.
Identifying those horses with gastric ulceration can be difficult as early signs can be confused with colic. Horses with ulcers can show mild colic-like symptoms so learn to read the signs of EGUS.
Equine gastric ulcers have been recognised more in recent years and it is important to understand the condition, why it can occur and the symptoms to look out for, to help prevent the high occurrence for future horses.
Some typical clinical signs of EGUS may include:
- Poor or fussy appetite
- Weight loss
- Poor condition, dull coat
- Reduced performance
- Behavioural changes
- Unwillingness to work
- Mild or recurrent colic
- Loose stools
Ulcers can affect any horse, but it is particularly prevalent in performance horses. They can occur in the horse’s stomach when the digestive acids come in contact with and attacks the protective lining of the stomach, mainly in the upper regions of the stomach.
The figures speak for themselves, with 60% of sports horses, 93% of racehorses and 50% of stabled foals showing to be affected by gastric ulceration.
Gastrosafe gut supplement for horses contains:
Calcium carbonate – Natural anti acid
Seaweed – Studies have shown that Laminaria hyperborea creates a floating raft of gel which helps to protect the non glandular part of the stomach from excess acid.
Horses produce stomach acid 24/7, which easily leads to acid splash causing ulceration on the non glandular parts of the stomach. Seaweed helps give that extra protection.
Magnesium Hydroxide – Replacing magnesium lost in horses that are prone to stressing
Fructooligosaccharides – proven prebiotics which provide food for and help stimulate good bacteria in the gut. Fructooligosaccharides are chains of specific types of carbohydrates which help promote the growth of organisms beneficial to the health of horses.
Prebiotics reach the hindgut where they are broken down by specific microbes to function. Helping to maintain a healthy gut environment and support efficient digestion and nutrient absorption.
Glutamine – Amino acid
Threonine – Amino acid important for mucin productin in the gut
Kaolin – anti diarrheal for horses with loose, watery droppings
If you require a daily horse calmer with added gut support please try our Mgnium horse supplement. You can also ready about the effects of Magnesium and why it is important the horses body functions. Take a look at our instant horse calmers that are competition safe.
What is the best horse supplement for ulcers? Check out our top Gastrosafe Reviews
“My event horse was recently diagnosed with gastric ulcers and I started using Gastrosafe alongside his treatment from the vets. I’ve carried on with it and have noticed a huge difference in his appetite, condition and performance. I really rate this product, there are so many on the market that claim to do the same thing so I liked the evidence available that support the use of this product. I can not recommend it highly enough.” Rebecca Cook
“Can’t recommend this product enough! I’ve had my best horse on the gastro safe supplement for a couple of months now and he is so much happier. Having tried loads of different brands before, I can really tell the difference with synovium! 100% the best.” Daisy McKinley
“One of my top horses needs support with his gut as he will drop condition very easily. Since feeding him Gastrosafe he is much happier. He looks better in himself and has become stronger physically. I highly recommend this product as it has helped Pod’s performance immensely.” Aimme Jones
“We really rate this product . We have a very sensitive mare on it and really feel she is much happier on it . She has always needed support with her gut, we have tried lots of different products and this is by far the best.” David Coombs