Yeast

Limiting Starch in the Performance Horse

There are lots of different opinions today when it comes to added energy sources for performance horses. Here is one to consider that I feel makes the most sense:

The horse evolved as a grazing herd animal. All of their nutritional needs were met by the ground that they stood upon, and if predation was light, and water plentiful they may not travel at a faster pace than a trot for most of their life. In ideal conditions, they thrived and their energy demands were easily met.  I guess you could say that life was good.

How Yeast Works in Horses

We have already discussed the fact that the digestive system of the horse evolved to use roughage (hay or pasture) as its primary source of energy. Digestion of this roughage relies on a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in the hind gut to assist in the breakdown of this most vital component in your horse’s diet. By providing fermented yeast culture in our formulation we help to establish a better environment for those beneficial bacteria to maintain a healthy population. This in turn can promote more efficient digestion of hay you feed.