Starch Guard

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Starch Guard™ is a white granular supplement meant to be top dressed on your horse’s meal.  This unique, protected blend of sodium bicarbonate, cobalt, and vitamin B12 support normal metabolism, promote hind gut health, and reduce inflammation associated with starch consumption which has been investigated in both university and clinical research. This supplement is ideal for obese, insulin resistant, equine metabolic syndrome and Cushing’s horses, but will also support healthy metabolism in normal horses during changes in starch content in pasture during the Spring and Fall.


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 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

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, 11 lb


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