Field studies were conducted in 1986 and 1987
using various performance horses through out the United States to determine
the benefits of Ration Plus™
for Horses. The field studies have shown significant
and often dramatic changes in the animals overall condition within a
30 day period. The following list shows the most common results of Ration
Initiates weight gain in under weight horses
or hard keepers within 10 to 20 days.
Maintains weight in horses under stress.
Increases feed efficiency as indicated when excess amounts of feed
stuff commonly found in manure are considerably reduced or completely
gone within 4 to 10 days.
Increases appetite in anorexic animals.
Alleviates and prevents digestive disturbances such as diarrhea.
Decreases recovery time.
Improves hair coat quality and shine.
Improves hoof and skin condition.
for Horses causes these dramatic changes in
such a short period of time by shifting the digestive microbial population
through changes in the digestive environment.
The purpose of the following study was to show
actually show changes in the digestive micro-environment. The most
common results of adding Ration Plus to a horse's diet are listed
above demonstrating the benefits of these changes.
In this particular study the horses were very
healthy and living in low stress conditions. As expected, the effects
very subtle. There were significant but not dramatic shifts in the
microbial digestive population which are favorable results since the
horses were in good physical condition and low stress environments.
These horses likewise showed subtle improvement in their hair coat
and over all appearance. Clearly, the degree of microbial shift and
the benefits shown in the animals overall appearance depends greatly
on the animals condition before supplementation. Ration plus can benefit
all horses, young and old. However, the degree to which a horse owner
will note marked changes in the animals appearance or performance
depends on the owners precision in observation and the horses previous
The main culprit in detrimental microbial shifts
is stress. Often times, "Stressors" are very difficult to
pinpoint, particularly when the negative results don't show themselves
for months, i.e. weight loss. Stress may be either physical or psychological,
or both. The ability of a horse to adapt to stress has definite limits
beyond which continued stress may cause a break down in the system.
This limit varies from horse to horse. Ration Plus helps guard your
horses from the effects of stress by maintaining a favorable digestive
environment for important microbial populations.
On the opposite side of this page is a summary
of the Bacterial Analysis conducted by the Associated Regional and
University Pathologists, Inc. and Clayton Cannon, D.V.M.