is a biological feed additive derived from bacteria
found naturally within the horse's digestive tract, including Lactobacillus
acidophilus. When fed to your horse, Ration
a favorable environment for the growth and activity of the important
and beneficial digestive microorganisms. The active ingredients concentrated
in Ration Plus™
are bacterial byproducts produced through a
unique multi-stage fermentation process. The end result is a highly
stable concentrate that supplies a combination of nutrients to target
specific beneficial bacteria found in the horse's digestive system.
This helps to establish a healthy balance of populations in the digestive
Many beneficial digestive microorganisms
produce an inhibitory effect on the growth and activity of pathogenic
microbes that cause digestive disturbances. They also aid in the breakdown
of ingested food, as well as producing Vitamin B complex, which is
an important co-enzyme for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats,
and proteins, essential for normal growth and the metabolism of the
safe because it is biologically derived product. It is safe to handle,
safe for the environment, and advantageous for horses in all stages
of life, including pregnant and lactating mares. Ration
easily added to your horse's daily rations squeezing the dropper with
the recommended application of 3ml (3cc) to 6ml directly on to their
hay or grain.
All horses can benefit from the
application of Ration
their diets. For the digestive tract to work effectively, a healthy
digestive environment must be established and maintained for the growth
and activity of the beneficial digestive microorganisms; Ration
HORSES was designed with that in mind. Ration
compatible with, and will enhance, standard vitamin and mineral supplementation.
It is not a drug, nor does it contain any live microorganisms, so
that safe, consistent quality with broad storage parameters (up to
three years) are ensured.
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Laboratories: Fermentation Process
Laboratories, Inc. owns a proprietary, multi-stage process that was
developed by their scientists. This technology allows them to control
the nutrient content of growth media and to manage the biological
activity and population dynamics of microbial cultures used to produce
for Horses. Thus, they are able to direct the
production of Ration Plus™
which contains balanced, stabilized, biologically
for Horses is formulated to sustain the beneficial
microbes existing in the horse's digestive tract. GRAS approved microorganisms,
naturally found in the horse's digestive tract are utilized in Cytozyme's
unique multi-stage fermentation process. In each phase of this process
the microbes are stimulated into an accelerated growth cycle which
maximizes the production of important metabolites. As the process
progresses into the next stage, a new strain of microorganisms along
with special supplements are introduced and stimulated into another
accelerated growth phase initiating one more cycle in the fermentation
process. At the end of this cycle the pH is lowered and the microbes
are lysed. Therefore, there are no live microorganisms in the remaining
finished product. It consists of the variety of metabolites produced
during the different cycles to stimulate the growth activity of the
microbes. The end result of this process is a highly stable concentrate
that when fed to the horse provides a favorable environment to sustain
the growth and activity of the horse's beneficial digestive microflora.
Modern day management practices of stabling
and twice per day feedings, high concentrate diets, travel, breeding
and competition, can all jeopardize the health of a horse. The horse's
digestive tract is very vulnerable to stress and is one of the main
contributors to health problems. The horse's digestive tract can be
negatively affected by any one or all of the stressors modern day
horses are subject to every day. Ration
Horses provides the digestive environment necessary to maintain the
important balance of the digestive microflora. The importance of these
microorganisms and the balance of their populations cannot be overemphasized.
Their functions are many and complex, but generally
include the following:
1. An antagonistic or inhibitory effect on actual or potential pathogenic
microbes that cause digestive disturbances.
2. A role in the normal development and actual morphogenesis of the
gastrointestinal tract as well as the development of digestive tract
cells that are involved with the immune response.
3. The production of digestive enzymes which are essential in the
breakdown of ingested foods.
4. The production of the Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C and Vitamin
K. All are important coenzymes for normal metabolism of carbohydrates,
fats, and proteins essential for normal growth and maintenance of
the host animal.
The physiological make-up of the horse is much
more fragile than and less forgiving than that in any other domesticated
animal. Shifts in digestive microbial populations can be devastating
and even fatal. Ration
Horses makes a valuable contribution to the horse industry by encouraging
a healthy environment for the establishment of the vital balance of
beneficial digestive microorganisms.
In short, Ration
maximize digestive efficiency and reduce the probability of digestive
disturbances in horses.
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Directions: Add about
6 ml of Ration Plus™
to a full grown horse’s daily rations.
Apply directly on hay or grain or syringe directly in mouth. One 16
ounce bottle will supplement one 1000 - 1200 lb horse for about 90
days. (2 ml per pony per day, 8-12 ml per day for larger horses)
Physical and Chemical Properties of Ration
pH: 3.0 - 3.4
Physical State: liquid
Density: 1.1 g/ml
Solubility: forms suspension in water
Chemical guaranteed analysis (% by weight)
Minimum crude protein: 5.0%
Minimum crude fat: 0.5%
Maximum crude fiber: 1.3%
Maximum ash: 7.0%
Minimum dry matter: 22.8%
Maximum water: 77.2%
Liquid lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, calcium propionate,
sodium benzoate and phosphoric acid as a preservative.
Minerals (minimum % by weight)
Iron ( Fe ): 0.45%
Copper ( Cu ): 0.22%
Zinc ( Zn ): 0.17%
Manganese ( Mn ): 0.11%
Magnesium ( Mg ): 0.03%
Selenium ( Se ): 0.0036%
Cobalt ( Co ): 0.001%
Vitamins (minimum % by weight or I.U./ml)
Vitamin D: 270 I.U./ml
Vitamin E: 0.36 I.U./ml
Pantothenic acid: 0.126%
Vitamin B12: 0.00027%
is a non-viable microbial fermentation by-product.
is derived by culturing Lactobacillus Acidophilus
in a nutrient media.
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