Starch Guard

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Starch consumption can result in a potentially detrimental cascade of events in certain starch-sensitive horses. Following starch consumption, microbes digesting starch produce lactic acid which drops the pH of the hindgut environment dangerously low. As microbes die off in this acidic environment, they produce toxins which induce leaky gut and a spike in systemic inflammation. This inflammation impairs insulin signaling and can prevent your horse from maintaining normal metabolism and a healthy weight. 

Each 2 lb (0.91 kg) bag contains 32 servings.

Each 8 lb (3.63 kg) bag contains 130 servings.


Introduction: 1/4 Scoop Per Day, And Build Up To Desired Level Slowly

Maintenance: 1 Scoop Per Day; Loading: 2 Scoops Per Day


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Starch Guard helps 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

Ideal for:

  • Ponies, donkeys and miniature horses

  • Obesity, insulin resistance or EMS

  • Cushing’s Disease

  • High starch diets

  • During changes in pasture starch content

Read the Research:

Suagee-Bedore JK, Wager AL, Girard Id. Feeding DigestaWell® Buffer to horses neutralizes the effects of high starch diets on blood pH and inflammation. J. Anim. Sci Suppl. 2016; JAM Meeting Salt Lake City, UT, USA: PSVII-2 (807).

Suagee-Bedore JK, Wagner AL, Girard ID. Feeding DigestaWell Buffer to horses alters the effects of starch intake on blood pH, lipopolysaccharide and interleukin-1b. J. Equine Vet Sci. 2018; 61: 36-45.

DeLano KM, McIntosh BJ, Suagee-Bedore JK, Kaufman KL, Ghajar SM, Wagner AL, Girard ID. Feeding DigestaWell Buffer to overconditioned horses mitigates the effects of rapidly introduced nonstructural carbohydrates. J. Equine Vet Sci. 2017; 52: 80.

Wagner AL, Medina BM, Girard ID, Biddle AS. The impact of DigestaWell Buffer on the equine gut microbiome of healthy horses. J. Equine Vet Sci. 2019: 76: 72.

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3 lb, 8 lb


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