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Nutrition

Gut Balancer

Nettex Gut Balancer is a highly effective prebiotic and probiotic supplement, that supports healthy hind gut and digestive function, condition and vitality.

Avaliable in:

  • 750g — Code FG05382 — RRP £23.01
  • 1.5kg — Code FG05383 — RRP £41.31

 

Nettex Gut Balancer is an advanced prebiotic and probiotic supplement that uses the highest-grade ingredients including Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Brewer’s yeast, psyllium, FOS and MOS, plus Diamond V, a unique prebiotic which is a blend of multifunctional metabolite compounds that has been shown to have a positive effect on nutrient digestibility*. Nettex Gut Balancer is also blended with an appropriate vitamin and mineral package, whey protein, rice bran oil and selected micro-nutrients to offer overall health and wellbeing.

Suitable for horses and ponies of any age, type or breed, Nettex Gut Balancer will help keep the gut healthy and functioning at its best all year round.

  • Helps maintain a healthy stomach with normal acid levels.
  • Helps maintain good digestive health.
  • Contains prebiotics and probiotics for a stable hind gut.
  • Helps calm irritable horses often showing improvement within 3 to 5 days.
  • Helps maintain and enhance condition.
  • Helps maintain healthy skin and coat condition.
  • Digestive health is essential during stressful situations such as competition and travelling.
  • Feed after periods of illness or medication to help maintain digestive health.

Made in the UK.

 

Loading rate:

Horses up to 500kg: Feed 25g twice a day for 3 days.
Horses over 500kg: Feed 30g a day for 3 days.
Ponies: Feed 20g a day for 3 days.

Maintenance level:

Horses up to 500kg: Feed 25g a day.
Horses over 500kg: Feed 30g a day.
Ponies: Feed 15g a day.

In times of stress feed at loading rate.
A heaped (20ml) scoop will weigh approx. 25g.

Key Ingredients: Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Diamond V, Fructo & Mannan Oligosaccharides, Brewers Yeast, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Vitamins A, D3 and E, Alfalfa.

Contains no added sugar.

What are Pre and Probiotics?

A huge population of ‘friendly’ bacteria live in the horse’s hind gut. Their job is to ferment (digest) fibre so that the nutrients are released and can be absorbed by the gut and into the body. When a horse’s diet is changed these bugs have to adapt. Sudden dietary changes can upset the ‘good’ bugs and lead to an increase in the ‘bad’ bugs which can lead to digestive upsets and colic.

Probiotics are live ‘friendly’ bacteria that are given orally in a supplement. The most common equine probiotic is Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. They help boost the numbers of ‘friendly’ bacteria and re-balance the gut. Prebiotics are substances that are an energy source for the ‘friendly’ bacteria to promote their numbers and growth. Typical equine prebiotics include Diamond V, mannan & fructo oligosaccharides, Brewer’s yeast & psyllium. Nettex Gut Balancer contains all of these pre and probiotics.

How can Pre and Probiotics help your horse?

Probiotics boost the numbers of ‘friendly’ bacteria within the horse’s gut and prebiotics provide an energy source to help these good bacteria multiply.
Horses are extremely sensitive to changes in diet and management. To avoid causing digestive disturbances any dietary changes should be made gradually, however this is not always possible. This is where pre and probiotics can be of real benefit to horses. Boosting the levels of ‘friendly’ bacteria within the gut will help keep even sensitive tummies settled.

These are pictures of Malli taken before we used the Nettex Gut Balancer (top) and one taken after (bottom). I found the Gut Balancer to be absolutely amazing. Before we used it she was very hard to keep weight on her droppings were very easy to disintegrate. She was a very stressy ex racehorse who reared and spun round when she was asked to do something out of her routine. I have been amazed at the results so far. We have been using the Gut Balancer for nearly 3 months now but i put her on 2 scoop morning feed and 2 scoop in night feed. She is so much easier to handle now. I feel i have a different horse. I would recommend this supplement to anyone. My friend is also using it on her mare who weaved severely. It hasn’t stopped her altogether yet but has reduced it substantially.

★★★★★

Malli

Having a horse on box rest as I did, it is paramount that the gut remains in a healthy working order to prevent impactions and the dreaded colic. The Gut Balancer was introduced after a few days of box rest, when a noticeably reduced amount of gut function was clearly beginning, even though feed was kept to a minimum and ad lib good quality hay was provided. After just 24hrs on the Gut Balancer, the droppings returned to their usual colour and frequency, and Maisie appeared noticeably happier. The Gut balancer is also very palatable, unlike some gut balancers.

★★★★★

Rocky

I have already trialled the gut balancer previously on another horse, see my blog about that here. I chose it again for a few reasons, Rocky never got to try it, so a second review would give a credible report, the spring grass has come through and associated loose droppings are always a worry and his body is going to go through periods of stress as he adjusts to working life. I was impressed by the gut balancer previously, but this time it was tested in a different way. As the spring grass comes through, there is always the risk of very loose droppings, therefore a risk of colic, and for the first time i have had just one horse to graze a large area of pasture! I am lucky that i can section my field off with electric, however due to the extreme wet weather over winter, that was not immediately possible, so rocky had over 2 acres of lush grazing all to himself! I added the suggested amount of gut balancer to his feed and hoped it would work, need i have worried? Absolutely not! So far this spring, I have yet to find a loose dropping in the field, stable or while working., meaning his guts are working properly and he is happy inside. After the initial loading dose, i reduced the amount to the everyday rate (1 scoop) and it has been amazing. During his introduction to working life, he is naturally under stress, which can also lead to droppings which are abnormal. Since he began working, rocky has shown no signs of the “stress” poo, often occurring when horses are under stress. I am over the moon with how effective the gut balancer is, and having tested it twice now, i feel justified in my review!

★★★★★

Rocky

GUT BALANCER – this is something I will always use on all my horses in the future. Having previously been a sceptic about supplements, this one has changed my mind! One of my horses had a change in performance which was really out of character, after consulting my vets and running some bloods it was decided the horse may have been suffering from low grade ulcers. He had a short course of prescription medication from the vet which seemed to work for him, I then introduced the GUT BALANCER to his feed and we never had a reoccurrence of the situation. All my horses now get this as part of their regular feed.

★★★★★

Gut Balancer

I trialed the Gut Balancer for a 7 year old Welsh section D mare Caitlin. I always thought Caitlin had a bit of an upset gut as her droppings are always very loose and can be qutie a stressy mare. Also, Caitlin has a habbit of sucking her tounge for a unknown reason. Since using the Gut Balancer her droppings are more of a normal shape and she has really cut down on the amount of times she sucks her tounge and rarely does it at all now, so I have bought a big tub of it to keep it a permanent part of her diet.

★★★★★

Emma

I am writing to you all after speaking to your lovely representatives at the royal Welsh Show a couple of weeks ago, to thank you for all your Fabulous Products! It wasn’t until talking to your reps that I realised I already had a large array of your products in constant use on my horse! I have owned Pip, my 15.2hh, 5yo Part bred welsh since a yearling and my gosh does she think she’s high maintenance! She came out of the last winter looking a little poor despite the amount of food I was shoveling into her, her attitude sucked and she’d lost her spark, and she wasn’t a happy bunny! My instructor couldn’t believe the horse stood in front of her was the same horse eating as much as she was and suggested I try a balancer. My Local Saddlers, Romsey Saddlery, suggested a complete feed and your ‘Gut Balancer’ and we haven’t looked back! Within two weeks she had a shine back in her coat and was starting to gain weight and muscle again, she was feeling much better and was much happier again. Since then we have moved yards and is now on a different feed but she still remains happy and in good spirits, and looks and feels Fabulous! In the Last year Pip has also developed Sweet itch which we’ve found hard to manage – she would rub on absolutely everything she could – to the point where she would try and rub on fences she was walking past, nothing seemed to work and I was pleased when winter came! This year I was armed and ready with your Itch Stop Salve, I admit I initially Balked at the price tag but went with it and this far in we are just using up the last of the same pot! Together with the added Brewers Yeast (Vmark) in the gut balancer this year has been a lot better! She still itches occasionally but no where near as vigorously as she was last year and now only when she first comes in, such an improvement! To help deter the fly’s we also smother her in your Fly Repellant Advanced and I am shocked at the difference! Before whilst out hacking we would be constantly mobbed by biting insects, but since using the advanced fly spray I have hardly noticed the fly’s at all! The newest of Pips ailments came out of the blue, she started to get these hard raised bumps that seemed to be multiplying in her saddle area, worrying they were sarcoids I had the vet look at them, Pip has developed a reaction to her own sweat despite religiously being hosed off after exercise! Again I paid a visit to my Saddlery looking for something extra to wash her off in with out having to give her a bath after every ride! Once again I came away with one of your fabby products! I’ve been using the Citronella no rinse since and the lumps have stopped and the smaller ones disappeared, we are just waiting for the others to be treated by the vet! My aim with Pip all along has been to Event her – with our ultimate aim being the Grass Roots Championship at Badminton! But work and another of Pips ailments, Locking Stifles, has got in the way! (You don’t do anything for this do you?) But I took the plunge and entered her for our first ODE in a couple of weeks time! Once again I popped into the saddlers to see what I was missing from our essentials kit! With out thinking twice I came home with an armful of Net-tex gear some new to us, and others of our old faithfuls! We are now stocked up with a course of Electrolyte Maintenance Powder to build her up during our prep. In the past I’ve had trouble with horses eating electrolytes not favoring the salty taste, but pip has eaten this without hesitation and obviously quite enjoying the minty taste! With the added bonus of the option to dissolve it in her water at competitions. I also purchased a syringe paste to help replenish her during and after. Going back to her irritable skin I also came home with another of your no rinse products, this time the Peppermint no rinse was added to my basket to help her ‘tired muscles and revitalize her’ – I have also been using this after our hard and fast training and absolutely love the smell! The last of your products I am currently using is the Premium Leather Balm, I had used a couple of pots of another popular leather balm and was shocked how quickly it vanished! It didn’t last long at all and for the price I decided I needed to look else where! I was pleasantly surprised when talking to your reps at the Royal Welsh to find out that you do Leather Care too! So unsurprisingly that came home with me too! I have used it a number of times since and am really pleased with it, its kept my leather supple and is lasting loads longer probably due to being more creamy than watery, am hoping to get some of the tack spray too for that last minute polish before show time! A Product I am waiting to buy is your Muddy Marvel because as you may have Guessed by now, we cannot get through a winter without Pip getting some degree of Mud Fever! I have struggled for years with this nothing I have tried has proven effective so this year its time to break out the big guns, so watch this space! Thank you all again for your large product range with out your products that actually work I would be tearing my hair out every time Pip threw a new problem at me, now I don’t need to worry about where to look for a solution! Thank you Again.

★★★★★

Pip

I’ve been using the gut balancer for 5 days now and the improvements are amazing! My horse has been having loose dropping quite frequently and a stomach ache and it’s cleared it right up and his droppings are back to normal ! He also gets gas colic a lot and he hasn’t had anything so far !! 😊 the results are FAB !!

★★★★★

Hollie Gray

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