Visceral+

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Don’t let ulcers affect your horse’s performance and well being. Get Visceral+ to maintain stomach and hindgut health. Supports the function of the immune system.

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Visceral+ Supports:
  • Stomach Health
  • Overall Well-Being
  • Gut Health
  • Digestive Function
  • Immune System
  • Athletic Performance
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Nutrient Absorption
  • Tissue Repair
  • Mood Balance
  • Animal Comfort

Mad Barn’s Visceral+ is a comprehensive nutritional solution for horses with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and other forms of digestive upsets.

Visceral+ is formulated with the highest quality probiotic ingredients, earth-grown nutrients, minerals and amino acids that your horse needs to naturally support the body’s own healing mechanisms and restore the integrity of the stomach and intestinal lining.

Visceral+ was developed in conjunction with veterinarians tired of treating ulcers with GastroGard (omeprazole) or UlcerGard only to have horses relapse post-treatment. Visceral+ is clinically proven to heal stomach tissue, improve condition and health.

Visceral+ provides complete coverage from stomach to colon, stimulating healing of ulcers and preventing recurrence.

 

Why Use Visceral+?

Incidence of gastric ulceration has been reported to exceed 95% in performance horses and a large proportion of pleasure horses have been found to have gastric ulcers.

Essentially any horse that undergoes stall confinement, has inconsistent access to feed, is fed grain, or is trailered is at risk of developing ulcers.

Visceral+ works in four key ways to restore balance to the digestive system:

  • Promotes Healing
    • A scientifically formulated combination of ingredients that stimulate healing of ulcers and prevent recurrence.
  • Provides Building Blocks
    • Not only does Visceral+ stimulate healing of the lining of the stomach, it also provides the nutrients needed to rebuild it.
  • Complete Protection
    • It is important to take care of gastric ulcers, but the stomach represents only 8% of the total digestive system. That leaves a lot of other area for something to go wrong. Visceral+ provides complete coverage from stomach to colon.
  • Supports the Immune System
    • Upwards of 70% of the immune system is driven by the gut and Visceral+ helps support immune function.

Don’t let ulcers affect your horse’s performance and well being. Get Visceral+!

  • To maintain stomach and hindgut health.
  • Supports the function of the immune system.
  • Product is competition safe.
  • In a convenient pelleted format that horses love.

Don’t Fight Biology

Buffers and Omeprazole do exactly that – which is why there is almost 100% recurrence when treatment stops.

Go with the proven solution that works with the animal’s natural biology. Visceral+ works by:

  • Forming a physiochemical barrier to protect the stomach tissue
  • Enhancing mucin production, building a natural defensive layer within the gastrointestinal tract
  • Stimulating cell turnover to decrease healing time of ulcers
  • Providing building blocks for cellular regeneration
  • Decreasing inflammation and pain to support digestive comfort

 

Got Ulcers? Get Visceral+

Treating Ulcers in Horses with Visceral

Visceral+ is clinically proven

The clinical study for Visceral+ was carried out by Halton Equine Veterinary Services. The initial premise of the trial was to develop a product that could stop the relapse of ulcers post GastroGard treatment.

Current prescription ulcer treatments generally work in the same manner, to suppress or buffer acid secretion in the stomach. This raises the pH of the stomach, allowing the tissue to heal. There are several issues with this approach:

  1. Not treating the cause.
  2. Very high relapse incidence post-treatment.
  3. Acid rebound.
  4. Digestive enzyme activation decreased. Possibility of more protein reaching the hindgut, resulting in unfavourable fermentation,
    leading to secondary hindgut dysfunction.
  5. Decreased protection from pathogens.

The premise behind Mad Barn’s Visceral+ was to develop a product that works with the body to naturally heal ulcers and provide ingredients to nourish the microbiome and decrease pathogen load.

Summary of Protocol:

Horses brought to the clinic to be scoped for gastric ulcers were enrolled in the study, with the owners consent, if they presented with obvious ulcers or hyperkeratosis. The horses were treated with GastroGard for 15–30 days. Visceral+ was added to the treatment one to two weeks prior to cessation of the GastroGard treatment and for another 30 days without GastroGard. All horses were re-scoped at the end of 60 days. All horses showed improvement to complete healing at the end of 60 days.

The initial reason for developing Visceral+ was to be used post GastroGard treatment, as the relapse incidence is almost 100% after cessation of treatment. We have subsequently found that Visceral+ can successfully treat ulcers without Omeprazole/GastroGard treatment.

You should always consult a qualified nutritionist before altering your feed program. Submit your horse’s diet for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.

Bio-Mos™2019-12-10T16:40:12-05:00

BIO-MOSBio-Mos™ from Alltech™ is a proprietary ingredient made from a specific strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. This supplement is designed to supply the gastrointestinal tract with beneficial microorganisms that promote athletic performance and feed efficiency.

Bio-Mos™ has been clinically studied in 734 research trials and its efficacy is supported by 114 peer-reviewed publications. It has been used for over 20 years to promote gastrointestinal health and integrity in a variety of agricultural animals, including horses.

According to Alltech™, Bio-Mos™ works by reinforcing the normal function of the digestive system and stimulates the body’s natural defenses. It helps to normalize the gut microflora, supporting a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria and contributing to the development of the immune system.

Choline2019-11-26T16:52:08-05:00

CholineCholine is an important nutrient for nerve function, fat metabolism, liver health and for maintaining reproductive health. In addition to serving as a building block for cell membranes, choline is also a precursor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which regulates motor movements and cognitive function.

This nutrient is closely related to the vitamin B family. It is a constituent of lecithin which is a type of fatty substance known as a phospholipid. Deficiency in choline is unlikely and it has an established Recommended Dietary Concentration of 50 mg/kg of dry matter intake.

Choline supplementation is recommended for horses to support neurological health and to promote normal liver function. It plays an essential role in fat metabolism in the liver and helps to prevent excess accumulation of lipids.

Docosahexaenoic Acid2019-11-26T16:52:21-05:00

Docosahexaenoic AcidDocosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an Omega-3 fatty acid. It is a derivative of Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are a part of the Polyunsaturated fatty acid family.

ALA, EPA and DHA are “essential fatty acids” because they are fundamental for bodily processes, yet they cannot be made in the body and have to be obtained from the diet. EPA and DHA can be synthesized from ALA, but due to low conversion efficiency in the horse, it is recommended to supplement the diet with DHA. Some feeds that are classically high in DHA include flax, plant oils, green pasture and hay.

DHA, in particular, is well-known as a substance that can improve cognitive health, visual development, skin and coat condition and embryonic growth. Many equine studies cite that dietary supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids may also alter inflammatory processes in joints, reducing the severity of pain and inflammation caused by age or performance-related joint problems.

EMP™2019-11-26T16:49:27-05:00

EMPDietary Escape Microbial Protein (EMP™) from Alltech is a type of protein supplement that isn’t broken down in the gut by microbes. According to Alltech, EMP is “A revolutionary microbial protein technology designed to provide a unique, high-quality protein source that delivers the complete array of essential amino acids to the [animal].”

Amino acids are the building blocks from which proteins are synthesized in the body. There are 20 standard amino acids required by all mammals to form proteins and other biomolecules.

Nine of these amino acids are essential, meaning they cannot be made by the body and must come from food or supplement sources. The nine essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

Glutamine2019-12-10T16:42:49-05:00

L-GlutamineL-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid that is found in the horse’s body. It plays a role in protein synthesis, repairing muscle tissue, cellular energy metabolism and digestive health. Research shows that it is essential for maintaining a healthy intestinal barrier and preventing the spread of pathogenic bacteria into the body.

Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid which is required in higher amounts when the horse is experiencing periods of stress or undergoing intensive exercise. While horses can normally product adequate amounts of this nutrient endogenously (internally), under certain circumstances stores of Glutamine can become depleted.

Horses experiencing gastric ulcers, colitis, infection, malnutrition or other stressors may need to add additional sources of Glutamine to their diet. If a horse is deficient in this nutrient, it can lead to digestive issues such as impaired nutrient absorption, diarrhea, excessive permeability of the gut wall, mucosal ulceration, and degradation of the intestinal epithelial cells.

Kelp Meal2019-09-13T12:45:48-05:00

Kelp MealKelp meal (seaweed) is a type of brown algae that is rich in a number of chelated minerals required by the horse. It contains meaningful quantities of magnesium, potassium, iodine, calcium and iron. It is also a source of several vitamins, micro-nutrients and 20 different amino acids.

As an equine supplement, kelp is commonly fed to increase iodine levels and support normal production of thyroid hormones. It is also recommended for hoof health, skin and coat health, fertility, metabolism, anti-inflammatory properties, stamina and growth.

Dried seaweed meal also contains high levels of polysaccharides, which are a type of starch with prebiotic effects. This prebiotic fibre can stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut and promote balance of the microbiota.

Lecithin2019-11-26T16:48:55-05:00

LecithinLecithin is a type of natural fatty substance made up of phospholipids such as phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylserine. It is a source of the essential nutrient choline and has been shown to play a role in liver health, neurological health and healthy metabolism.

In horses, supplementation with lecithin is associated with healthy skin and hair, cardiovascular function and brain health. This is attributed to its role in building and maintaining cell membranes. It also helps to promote normal cholesterol levels and avoid liver dysfunction caused by excess fat accumulation.

Lecithin has also been well-researched for its role in supporting gastric health and stomach lining which could increase resistance to ulceration. In several studies, a combination of pectin and lecithin was shown to reduce gastric ulcers and mucosal lesions.

Some research suggests that lecithin could contribute to improved tractability and reduced anxiety in horses as well as support athletic performance.

Magnesium2019-11-26T16:50:39-05:00

Magnesium Oxide for HorsesMagnesium is a macro-mineral that plays an important role in regulating nerve impulse transmission, protein synthesis, energy metabolism and enzyme activity. It is involved in over 300 different enzyme reactions in the horse’s body.

60% of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones and 40% is found in extracellular fluids and soft tissues. If a horse is deficient in magnesium, it can lead to abnormal behaviour and mood problems, jumpiness, excitability, growth failure, muscle weakness, intermittent muscle spasms (tetany), sensitive skin and back pain. It may also be involved in equine metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in horses.

As a supplement, it is best given in the form of inorganic magnesium oxide which has an absorption rate of approximately 50% and does not cause the same gastrointestinal side effects as magnesium sulfate (epsom salt).

Marshmallow Root Extract2019-11-26T16:49:39-05:00

Marshmallow Root ExtractMarshmallow Root Extract (Althea officinalis) is used in horses to soothe the digestive system and ease inflammation of the intestines. It contains high amounts of mucilage, meaning it can increase the production of mucous and help to coat the intestinal wall in a protective lining. This may reduce gastrointestinal irritation caused by excess stomach acid.

Marshmallow Root powder is commonly used in tandem with Slippery Elm Bark to address digestive complaints including Equine Gastric Ulcer Disease/Syndrome (EGUS), spasmodic colic, diarrhea (scouring) and constipation. It has been used traditionally to improve comfort in animals with gastric or duodenal ulceration.

Marshmallow Root is a good source of Vitamin A, B Vitamins, iodine, zinc, calcium, iron and sodium. This herb has also been used to support kidney and bladder health and to alleviate chest and throat irritations.

MB-5 Strain Probiotic2019-12-10T16:47:57-05:00

MB-5 Strain ProbioticMad Barn’s 5-strain probiotic supplement contains a synergistic blend of 5 different bacterial colonies that support gut health, digestion and immune function in your horse. Probiotics are the beneficial bacterial that colonize the intestines and inhibit the growth of pathogens that can cause disease.

Our MB-5 Strain Probiotic contains 20 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) per gram of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum and Enterococcus faecium. Find out more about our probiotic blend here.

This supplement can be used to help balance the gut microflora after the microbiome has been disrupted by use of NSAID’s, antibiotics and/or wormers. It can also be used if your horse has had digestive upsets or appears unthrift.

Meadowsweet2019-11-26T16:51:27-05:00

MeadowsweetThe flowers and leaves of the Meadowsweet herb are a natural source of salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient found in aspirin. Salicylates are mild anti-inflammatory compounds that can relieve gastritis and joint pain, without causing negative side effects.

Meadowsweet plant products are commonly given to horses with arthritis and digestive problems like indigestion, heartburn, and gastric ulcers. The tannins in this plant are thought to have a protective effect on the gastric mucosa and to reduce irritation of the intestinal lining.

Research studies show that extracts from this herb can have an anti-coagulant effect and exhibit antimicrobial activity. This supplement has also been recommended for kidney and bladder concerns, including supporting healthy urinary tract function. It has been used to improve conditions that involve connective tissue such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), muscular rheumatism and sciatica.

Methionine2019-11-26T16:51:47-05:00

MethionineDL-Methionine is an essential amino acid that acts as a building block for proteins involved in metabolism, growth, liver function and more. Research suggests that it is the second-most likely amino acid for a horse to be deficient in, due to low natural amounts supplied by commonly fed grains. This compound cannot be synthesized internally and must be supplied by feed or supplementation.

Methionine is an important component of hoof and hair tissue because it is required for keratin synthesis. It plays a role in central nervous system function and is involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is also necessary for detoxification pathways, is required to produce creatine, and supports the integrity of joints, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. Furthermore, Methionine is a precursor for Taurine, L-Carnitine and the sulfur-containing amino acid Cysteine.

Methionine is a common limiting factor in the horse’s diet. If a horse lacks adequate amounts of any amino acid from its diet, the remaining aminos cannot be fully utilized and are broken down by the body. The NRC’s Nutrient Requirements of Horses recommends daily intake of 5,000 mg. Alfalfa, flax, beet pulp and sunflower seeds are common sources of plant proteins to add to the diet.

Milk Thistle2019-11-26T16:50:48-05:00

Milk ThistleMilk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herbal supplement commonly used to promote liver health in horses. It contains the active compound silymarin which has been shown to support detoxification function, reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity.

Milk thistle seed extract contains antioxidants that promote liver cell regeneration and can contribute to healthy skin, hooves, immune function, lymphatic function and kidney and bladder function.

There is also preliminary evidence that this herb could improve laminitis in horses. Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) is a type of bacterial toxin believed to be involved in the pathology of laminitis. Silymarin from milk thistle was shown to neutralize LPS, which could naturally improve laminitis without the harmful side effects of the antibiotic polymixin B.

Oat Hulls2019-11-09T10:17:37-05:00

Oat HullsOats hulls are the outer envelope of the oat grain and are a co-product of oat processing. The hulls are high in fibre and low in protein and energy. It is used in horse supplements as a source of beta-glucan, which is a type of soluble fiber.

Nutritional studies involving horses have shown that the inclusion of feeds naturally high in soluble fiber can slow feed intake and may be useful for prolonged feeding time in horses that are meal-fed. This can help to prevent blood glucose spikes following a meal by slowing down the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream.

Beta-glucan also has prebiotic effects in the hindgut where it can promote growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria and support the immune system.

Peppermint2019-11-26T16:51:37-05:00

PeppermintPeppermint has been used as a digestive tonic for hundreds of years. The plant extract contains small amounts of volatile oils like menthol which can help to relax the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, support peristalsis and reduce symptoms of digestive upset.

The supplement can have a calming, soothing effect on a horse’s stomach which is why it is commonly given to horses suffering from gastric or duodenal ulcers, gas, digestive cramping, lack of appetite or colic.

Peppermint is also a safe, natural flavour that improves the palatability of Visceral+ and that most horses love. It can stimulate the appetite and may support healthy bowel movements. When given in low doses, it does not cause adverse reactions.

Slippery Elm Bark2019-12-10T16:36:09-05:00

Slippery Elm BarkSlippery Elm Bark is an herbal supplement made from the inner bark of the Red Elm tree. It is commonly recommended for horses dealing with gastrointestinal issues such as ulceration or irritation of the gut, scouring (diarrhoea), colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Slippery Elm Bark is believed to soothe and repair mucosal membranes in the body, such as the mucus lining of the intestines. It is mildly stringent and may work by forming a protective coating within the digestive tract and acting as a demulcent and emollient. It also has anti-inflammatory actions in the stomach, bowel, colon and rectum.

Slippery Elm powder is a rich source of mucilage, which is a viscous or gelatinous substance that contains polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are a type of prebiotic fibre that can promote the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria and inhibit the colonization of the gut by harmful bacterial organisms.

Yea-Sacc 1026®2019-11-26T16:50:03-05:00

Yea-Sacc1026Yea-Sacc 1026® is a yeast culture developed by Alltech that is based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026. This strain of yeast was specifically selected for its influence on digestibility in animals. Many years of research in multiple animal species have clarified Yea-Sacc 1026® ‘s efficacy as a probiotic for enhancing digestibility.

The addition of probiotic substances in the equine diet has a multitude of benefits to the horse. Yea-Sacc 1026® promotes greater digestion efficiency of feed and stabilizes hindgut pH, preventing digestive upset associated with stress, training, performance and transport. More efficient digestion means that energy uptake is also enhanced, along with other important nutrients.

Providing yeast in the horse’s diet also enhances phosphorus and calcium availability, contributing to greater bone strength. Yea-Sacc 1026®  has also been proven to stimulate milk production and enhance milk quality in lactating mares, resulting in healthier foals.

A pelleted supplement to be used for horses with gastric ulcers. To maintain stomach and hindgut health. Supports the immune system.

Directions for Use:

Feed 1 scoop per day (2.8 oz / 80 grams) per 1,100 lbs (500 kg) of body weight.

Body Weight Scoops Dose
< 200 kg 0.5 scoop 40 g
200 – 500 kg 1 scoop 80 g
> 500 kg 1.5 scoops 120 g
1 scoop = 2.8 oz = 80 grams

Caution:

Store in a cool, dry place, protected from direct sunlight. Keep tightly closed when not in use.

Shelf Life:

12 months from date of manufacture.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Per gram serving
Ingredients Per 80 G
Gut Health Pak
(Lecithin, Bio-Mos™, EMP™, Marshmallow Root Extract, Slippery Elm, Yea-Sacc1026™)
29,350 mg
Magnesium 5,600 mg
Glutamine 5,000 mg
Kelp 2,000 mg
Meadowsweet 3,000 mg
Milk Thistle 3,000 mg
Peppermint 1,000 mg
Methionine 2,000 mg
Choline 150 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid 350 mg
MB-5 Strain Probiotic 20 billion CFU

REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Oat hulls, cellulose, canola oil, flavour, citric acid.

Register & manufactured by: Mad Barn Inc., Petersburg, ON, Canada.

COST COMPARISON
Quantity Days Supplied Serving Size Cost Per Day
2.5 kg
31DAYS
80GRAMS
$2.90/ DAY
5 kg
62DAYS
80GRAMS
$2.58/ DAY
20 kg
250DAYS
80GRAMS
$2.24/ DAY

* Based on a 500 kg horse

FEED RATE/COSTS
Price 2.5 kg $90.00
5 kg $160.00
20 kg $560.00
Scoop Size cc 125
Feed Per Day g / 100 kg BW 16g
g / 500 kg horse 80g
Scoops Per Day scoops / 100 kg BW 0.2 scoops
scoops / 500 kg horse 1 scoop
Cost Per Day $/100 kg of BW $0.45
$/500 kg horse $2.24
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Customer Questions About This Product

    How long is the shipping. I live in Texas. My horse is currently on Gastroguard and I would like to start him on this before his prescription is done. Thank you
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    Q How long is the shipping. I live in Texas. My horse is currently on Gastroguard and I would like ...... Read more
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    Products ship immediately from the warehouse and it would be two to four business days transit time to Texas.

  2. I have an IR horse. What are the ESC,WSC and starch amounts/percentages of Visceral?
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    Q I have an IR horse. What are the ESC,WSC and starch amounts/percentages of Visceral?
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    <2% WSC, <3% Starch

  4. Can you use Visceral with Suceed ulcer treatment??
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    Q Can you use Visceral with Suceed ulcer treatment??
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    You could use them together, but this is not necessary.  You would just need Visceral+.

  6. Can I feed Visceral+ with Optimum Probiotics or Optimum Digestive Health?
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    Q Can I feed Visceral+ with Optimum Probiotics or Optimum Digestive Health?
    A There's no need to supplement with Optimum Probiotics or Optimum Digestive Health if you are feeding the full rate of Visceral+ as it contains probiotics and many of the ingredients in ODH. Once you are seeing improvements in your horse after 2-3 months of Visceral+, we recommend transitioning to either of these products to maintain hindgut health.
  8. Is there a loading dose followed by a maintenance dose?
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    Q Is there a loading dose followed by a maintenance dose?
    A No, you can begin with the full serving size (80 grams) on the first day. We recommend continuing at this rate for 2-3 months before reassessing and potentially lowering the serving size.
  10. If I would like to take my horse off Visceral, do I need to gradually taper off?
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    Q If I would like to take my horse off Visceral, do I need to gradually taper off?
    A No, you can just stop feeding it. There will be no negative effect.
  12. What is the difference between Visceral+ and Optimum Digestive Health?
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    Q What is the difference between Visceral+ and Optimum Digestive Health?
    A Visceral+ is a product that is targeted towards supporting gastric health, and it also contains bacterial probiotics and other prebiotic ingredients like MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) to nourish the hindgut bacteria and restore balance to the entire digestive system. Ingredients like glutamine, magnesium, and lecithin also help to support the integrity of the intestinal lining and help the GI tract heal itself naturally. Optimum Digestive Health, or ODH, is a supplement that targets hindgut health, specifically, to enhance fibre fermentation and reduce the level of harmful bacteria that may be proliferating in the hindgut. ODH contains probiotics and prebiotics, like Visceral+, but it does not contain glutamine or lecithin.
  14. Can Visceral be split between 2 servings per day?
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    Q Can Visceral be split between 2 servings per day?
    A Yes, you can split Visceral between 2 feedings, this will not affect the efficacy of the supplement
  16. Is there anything in Visceral+ that will cause a horse to test positive in competition?
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    Q Is there anything in Visceral+ that will cause a horse to test positive in competition?
    A No, all ingredients in Visceral are safe for competition. We have thousands of competition horses on the product.
  18. Can Visceral+ be fed together with Tri-Acta H.A?
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    Q Can Visceral+ be fed together with Tri-Acta H.A?
    A Yes, these can be fed together. For individualized recommendations for your horse, you can submit your horse's diet for evaluation by one of our equine nutritionists
  20. Should I be feeding Visceral+ year-round or only until symptoms have passed?
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    Q Should I be feeding Visceral+ year-round or only until symptoms have passed?
    A For horses with gastric upset, we recommend Visceral+, which can be used effectively during and following omeprazole treatment. We recommend feeding Visceral+ for a minimum of two months before re-assessing. It contains probiotics and nutrients that support tissue healing. A lower cost option for gut health maintenance would be our Optimum Digestive Health (ODH) Pellets. ODH also contains probiotics, however it lacks some of the ingredients to support horses with ulcers. It works by stabilizing the gut flora and promoting nutrient absorption, both of which help to support gut health.
  22. Can Visceral+ be used in horses that have never had ulcers?
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    Q Can Visceral+ be used in horses that have never had ulcers?
    A Yes, Visceral+ can be used even if you don't suspect ulcers as a complete GI tract supplement. It contains high levels of probiotics, medicinal herbs, prebiotic substances and toxin binders to support optimal gastric and hindgut health. When the hindgut bacteria and tissues are healthy and functioning well, then it's much easier for horses to gain weight, muscle mass and feel their best!
  24. Can Visceral+ be used in horses that have never had ulcers?
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    Q Can Visceral+ be used in horses that have never had ulcers?
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    Yes, Visceral+ is a comprehensive product providing total gut support, so even if they do not have gastric ulcers, Visceral+ is a highly beneficial product to use to support gut health

  26. Can Visceral help with fecal water syndrome?
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    Q Can Visceral help with fecal water syndrome?
    A Fecal water syndrome can be difficult to resolve, but we have had many customers use Visceral+ with good success. It contains bacterial probiotics and prebiotic ingredients like MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) to nourish the hindgut bacteria and restore balance to the entire digestive system. Ingredients like glutamine, magnesium and lecithin also help to support the integrity of the intestinal lining and help the GI tract heal itself naturally. We recommend a course of 2-3 months on the full 80 gram dose, and then re-assess from there. Usually the horse can transition to Optimum Digestive Health after Visceral+ to help maintain a balanced digestive system.
  28. How is the 20 kg amount of the product packaged? Is it four of the 5 kg tubs? Thanks!
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    Q How is the 20 kg amount of the product packaged? Is it four of the 5 kg tubs? Thanks!
    A Hi Emma, The 20 KG size comes in a large feed bag.
  30. How much actual protein is in Visceral+? It isn't broken out in the analysis - I need to carefully balance the protein for my PSSM2/IR/PPID horse, so I need to know how much to cut back on added protein if I start him on this product.
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    Q How much actual protein is in Visceral+? It isn't broken out in the analysis - I need to carefull...... Read more
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    The amount of protein in Visceral+ is negligible, do not consider it in your calculations for total protein contribution in the diet.

  32. Is Visceral+ safe to give in conjunction with Sucralfate? Will it alter the pharmacokinetics of Sucralfate?
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    Q Is Visceral+ safe to give in conjunction with Sucralfate? Will it alter the pharmacokinetics of S...... Read more
    A Hi Erin, Yes Visceral+ is safe to feed at the same time as Sucralfate. It will not alter the pharmacokinetics.
  34. My gelding has been on Visceral for 3 months. He is now eating his manure. His diet: Alfpha+local, rice bran & balancer + camilla oil X 2 per day. Visceral mornings 1 heaping scoop. he is around 1100 to 1200 Lbs. Breed-QH I was told to now feed probiotic! is Visceral not already a probiotic?
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    Q My gelding has been on Visceral for 3 months. He is now eating his manure. His diet: Alfpha+local...... Read more
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    Julie - you do not need to add a probiotic, Visceral+ already contains probiotics.  The best thing to do is send your total diet information to us at [email protected], please include the amounts fed by weight and let us have a look at it.  The number one reason for consuming manure is lack of forage, do you have a good handle on how much forage your horse is consuming?

  36. I’m currently feeding Omneity and love how my mare is looking, however for the last 6 months she’s been super spooky and stressed, she coliced last winter and this winter again ( just yesterday actually) my vet seems to think ulcers could be the case for the colic & high strung-ness. She wants to test her for ulcers and proceed with gastro guard. Could visceral help with the colic? Would I start gastro guard and then the visceral half way through treatment and then for 2 months after? Thank you !!
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    Q I’m currently feeding Omneity and love how my mare is looking, however for the last 6 months she’...... Read more
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    Always follow the advice of your veterinarian.  Yes, you can start Visceral+ near the end of GastroGard treatment and carry on for a month or two after and assess whether it needs to be maintained or can be removed.  You should also make sure your horse is consuming enough salt.  It is common in Winter for water intake to drop, especially if not enough salt is being fed.  Add at least one ounce per day and provide loose free choice salt.

  38. My horse is allergic to oats based on a blood test. I see that Visceral contains oat hulls. Is there a way to get this product without the oat hulls? Thank you!
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    Q My horse is allergic to oats based on a blood test. I see that Visceral contains oat hulls. Is th...... Read more
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    We do not have a version of Visceral+ without the oat hulls. 

  40. I just ordered Visceral+ for my mare she refuses to eat it even with grain. I have given her Visceral+ in the past and did not have any issues feeding it to her. Do you have any recommendations?
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    Q I just ordered Visceral+ for my mare she refuses to eat it even with grain. I have given her Visc...... Read more
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    We have some tips and tricks for introducing a new supplement to your horse on our blog post. The tip that has worked the best is hand feeding a combination of oats and molasses from your hand and slipping a few pellets in after you've done that a few times.

  42. Is Visceral+ safe for a pregnant mare?
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    Q Is Visceral+ safe for a pregnant mare?
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    Visceral+ has not been tested in pregnant or lactating mares. Therefore, as per regulations we cannot advise that you can feed it to pregnant or lactating mares.

  44. Can I give Visceral to a yearling?
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    Q Can I give Visceral to a yearling?
    A Yes, you can feed Visceral+ to a yearling. It contains completely natural ingredients. Simply adjust the dosage to your horse's bodyweight.
  46. I am looking at your Visceral + and I am wondering if there is a loading dose and then it's continued at a lower dosage as maintenance? Or is it possible to feed until improvement is seen and then stop?
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    Q I am looking at your Visceral + and I am wondering if there is a loading dose and then it's conti...... Read more
    A We do not recommend a loading dose, in fact we usually suggest starting at a lower dose to ensure acceptance and then increasing to the recommended dosage. I honestly think a loading dose is often recommended just to sell more product, not because it's actually helpful. In terms of stopping, that is highly dependent on the situation. For example, if the ulcer is induced because of showing, for example, then it would be best to maintain the horse on Visceral+ for the entirety of the show season as a preventative. If it is a one off situation that likely caused the issue, such as changing barns, then one to two months of treatment is probably sufficient. I wouldn't stop as soon as you see improvement though, give it at least a month. Depending on the severity of the ulcer, they can take months to heal completely.
  48. Will anything in Visceral+ test positive FEI classes?
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    Q Will anything in Visceral+ test positive FEI classes?
    A There is absolutely nothing in Visceral+ that will cause a positive test.
  50. Is there enough DHA in Visceral to not have to supplement with other omega-3 fatty acids?
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    Q Is there enough DHA in Visceral to not have to supplement with other omega-3 fatty acids?
    A There typically is enough essential fatty acids in the base diet to meet the horses requirement. It depends on what you are trying to achieve if you would consider supplementing more. For example, the amount of DHA in Visceral+ is unlikely to provide a big benefit to joint health, although there will be some, but in general we would recommend a higher dose if reducing joint pain was the goal.
  52. I'm thinking of ordering 20 kg of Visceral for one horse so that would last eight months. Is the shelf life good for that length of time?
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    Q I'm thinking of ordering 20 kg of Visceral for one horse so that would last eight months. Is the ...... Read more
    A Yes, the shelf life of Visceral+ is up to two years.
  54. Should I give my horse their Visceral+ all at one time or split into two feedings?
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    Q Should I give my horse their Visceral+ all at one time or split into two feedings?
    A Both methods of feeding are effective so it is really your preference as to how you feed. When starting out, you may find that your horse prefers a smaller amount split between feedings.
  56. Are you able to ship the large 20 kg bags of Visceral+ through the post office as well?
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    Q Are you able to ship the large 20 kg bags of Visceral+ through the post office as well?
    A Yes, we can ship the large bags of Visceral+ anywhere you need them to be shipped.
  58. My horse has been on visceral for 3 months now. I’m nearing the end of the second pail. I would love to keep him on a ulcer preventing supplement but unsure of which one to actually get.
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    Q My horse has been on visceral for 3 months now. I’m nearing the end of the second pail. I would l...... Read more
    A We have many customers who keep their horses on Visceral+ on an on-going basis as it is proven to prevent ulcers. We also have another supplement Optimum Digestive Health Pellets that some people switch to after they are done with using Visceral+. It is a general gut health product.

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