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
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.