Ration Plus for Horse Digestion and dog digestion

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What is Ration Plus for Horses?

Ration Plus 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 Plus provides 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 microflora.

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 horse.

Ration Plus is 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 Plus is 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 Plusto 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 Plus FOR HORSES was designed with that in mind. Ration Plus is 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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Cytozyme Laboratories: Fermentation Process

Cytozyme 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 Ration Plus for Horses. Thus, they are able to direct the production of Ration Plus which contains balanced, stabilized, biologically active ingredients.

Ration Plus 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 Plus for 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 Plus for 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 Plus will 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 Plus
pH: 3.0 - 3.4
Physical State: liquid
Density: 1.1 g/ml
Solubility: forms suspension in water
Color: brown
Odor: characteristic

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%

Active Ingredients:
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
Thiamine: 0.054%
Riboflavin: 0.099%
Pantothenic acid: 0.126%
Niacin: 0.250%
Pyridoxine: 0.250%
Vitamin B12: 0.00027%

Ration Plus is a non-viable microbial fermentation by-product.
Ration Plus is derived by culturing Lactobacillus Acidophilus in a nutrient media.
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