|CONTAINS BILLIONS OF NATURALLY OCCURRING & BENEFICIAL LIVE BACTERIA, ESSENTIAL FOR INTESTINAL GOOD HEALTH|
|The digestive system plays a vital role in the health, vigour and performance of
horses. Its correct functioning is dependent on the level and balance of bacteria and
yeasts called microflora. Microflora have the major role in breaking down indigestible
nutrients, in the synthesis and absorption of vitamins and minerals, in stimulating the
immune system and in preventing the proliferation of pathogens in the gut.
Foals are born with a sterile gut which is rapidly colonised by both beneficial and pathogenic bacteria. A fine balance exists which can easily be disrupted, leading to scouring, ill thrift and other problems. Feeding PROTEXIN® from birth protects the foal from pathogens, improves digestive efficiency, enables better utilisation of feed and makes the transition from milk to solid feed easier.
All horses benefit from PROTEXIN®'s ability to stabilise intestinal microflora, maximise gut health and resist the effects of stress.
Stress, in all forms is one of the major causes of disruption to the normal balance of microflora in the gut, allowing proliferation of pathogens. Loss of appetite, picky eating, scouring, poor condition and changes in temperament are some of the less consequences. Stress is easily induced with some common causes being: changes in diet, heavy work or training, temperature extremes, breeding, transportation, worming, vaccinations and changes to environment. Use of PROTEXIN® in these circumstances protects horses from negative intestinal changes while improving digestive efficiency and general health.
Antibiotics are particularly harmful to gut microflora, leaving horses susceptible to re-infection. PROTEXIN® should always be administered following any course of antibiotics.
10 BENEFITS OF PROTEXIN
What's in Protexin?
|Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus & Streptococcus thermophilus||Isolated from milk, cheese and starter cultures. These yoghurt starters have been associated with all the health claims made for yoghurt. Have been shown to protect against E.coli and Salmonella infections.|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||Isolated from milk, cheese, other dairy products and human intestines. Widely used as a probiotic.|
|Lactobacillus plantarum||Isolated from dairy products, fermenting plants, silage, pickled vegetables. Fermented carbohydrates.|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus||Isolated from intestinal tracts of animals, birds and humans. Used in manufacture of dairy products, starter cultures. Has been shown to stimulate immunity.|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum||Found in alimentary tract of breast fed and bottle fed infants.|
|Enterococcus faecium||Isolated from animal and human intestines. Widely used as a Probiotic.|
|Aspergillus oryzae||Isolated from Japanese soy sauce, Sake (rice wine), enzyme mixture and takadiase. Enhances digestion of cellulose/fibre|
|Candida pintolepesii||Isolated from cattle caecum, intestinal content of chinchilla and pigeons. Protects stomach lining from bacterial colonisation.|
|When should Protexin be used?
Protexin can be used in a wide range of circumstances, either to improve the general health of animals, address specific problems or to maximise animals' performance.
Under general conditions Protexin can be used to :-
Protexin can be used every day to maintain horse's health
The balance of microbes in the gut is affected by many conditions and stresses. To minimise the impact of any changes, Protexin should be administered daily at maintenance levels. Protexin may be used on a short term basis to treat specific problems or times when increased stress is anticipated. The common sense approach to using Protexin is to stop problems before they start.
How can I use Protexin to enhance the good health of my horse?
Protexin dosage rates
|What forms of Protexin are available?|
|Protexin Liquid - An oil based formula containing 180 million cfu/ml (colony forming bacteria)||Protexin Soluble - A water soluble formula containing 180 million cfu/gm||Protexin Powder - An in-feed powder formula containing 60 million cfu/gm|
|Protexin Professional - in
convenient 2g sachets is available exclusively through veterinarians.
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