What is UlcaBuf?
UlcaBuf is an all natural, non medicated, supplement with specifically curated ingredients designed to support long term digestive function. It is formulated specifically to support the stomach and the hindgut.
UlcaBuf can be used as a long term supplement for stomach and digestive maintenance support. UlcaBuf can also be used short term for 21 days for times of stress.
What you need to know:
- Non medicated
- Natural acid balancer
- May assist stomach ulcers and hindgut acidosis
Contributing Risk Factors For Ulcers
- High-grain diet
- Stable confinement
- Intermittent feeding/lack of forage
- Intense exercise
- NSAID use
- Management changes
About the Ingredients
Turmeric: Curcuma xanthorrhiza is a unique form of Turmeric where research has shown that when fed to horses it may suppress the formation of stomach ulcers. (1)
PowerStance (Powdered coconut oil): may assist in the absorption of the Curcuma xanthorrhiza, while the lauric acid may provide anti-bacterial properties.(2)
Seaweed Derived Calcium (Acid Buf): Harvested from red algae (Lithothamnion) from the ocean at the coast of Iceland. Lithothamnion has a honeycomb structure that provides a large surface area of (>10m2) per gram and a slow release of bio-available minerals, calcium, magnesium and silicon. It has a longer buffering action than limestone or sodium bicarbonate. Research shows this had a significant buffering action for 4-6 hours under simulated in vitro stomach digestion conditions and also stimulated in vitro hindgut fermentation activities.(3)
Actigen: is a strain of yeast containing Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS). MOS are considered a prebiotic and are thought to promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria. They are thought to reduce the number of pathogenic bacteria in the hindgut. They may also boost the immune function in the digestive tract.
Yea-SaccTS: Yea-sacc is a probiotic (live microorganism) that works symbiotically with Actigen (a prebiotic) and helps promote beneficial bacteria and fibre digestion in the hindgut as well as help to stabilise the hindgut pH.
Sodium Alginate: may assist in maintaining the integrity of the mucus membrane within the digestive tract.
1. Pre-Treatment with Turmeric (C. Xanthorrhiza) Reduces the Severity of Squamous Gastric Ulceration in Feed Restricted Horses. J Anim Sci Res 3(1) Fletcher SPS, Gough SL (2019)
2. Antimicrobial Property of Lauric Acid Against Propionibacterium Acnes: Its Therapeutic Potential for Inflammatory Acne Vulgaris, Nakatsuji, T et.al. (2009) J. Invest. Dermatology 10:2480-2488
3. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 34(3):391–397, Moore-Colyer, M. et al. (2014)
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UlcaBuf should be introduced gradually into diet over a two week period.
Add to feed, split into two feeds (morning and night) where possible.
Always provide access to clean water.
1 scoop = 40g
Morning feed: 1/2 x scoop (20g)
Night feed: 1/2 x scoop (20g)
Stress: for 21 days
Morning feed: 1 x scoop (40g)
Night feed: 1 x scoop (40g)
Recommended rate based on a 500kg horse
A propietary blend [Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Powdered coconut oil, Seaweed derived calcium, Actigen®, Yea-SaccTS® (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Sodium alginate]. 40g
TYPICAL ANALYSIS: (as fed)
Calcium 93 g/kg
Magnesium 19 g/kg
Sodium 7.8 g/kg
Potassium 7.7 g/kg
Phosphorus 1.4 g/kg
Support horse horses digestive health with UlcaBuf
Ulcers are a commonly spoken about topic in the horse world. Gastric, or stomach, ulcers are sores that form on the stomach lining. Ulcers can affect horses of any age, breed, or sex, and the leading causes can include heavy work, nutrition, feeding practices, and stabling. Unfortunately the prevalence of ulcers in horses is very high with 90% of all performance horses having had ulcers at one point during their life. Read more
What percentage of forage should a horse consume per day?
The general guideline for horses is to consume approximately 1.5-2% of their body weight in forage each day. This includes pasture, hay, or other forms of forage. Read more
Seaweed Derived Calcium - A digestive buffer
Seaweed-derived calcium, specifically sourced from red algae (Lithothamnion) found in the ocean near the coast of Iceland, is used as an Acid Buf in certain supplements. Lithothamnion has a unique honeycomb structure, which provides a large surface area of more than 10m2 per gram. This structure allows for a slow release of bio-available minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and silicon. Read more
Actigen in UlcaBuf - Digestive Health Support
Actigen is a proprietary prebiotic ingredient that is included in Ulcabuf to provide support for long-term digestive health in horses. Prebiotics are substances that selectively promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, known as probiotics. They serve as a source of nutrition for these beneficial bacteria, helping to maintain a healthy balance of gut microflora. Read more
What does feeding low non-structural carbohydrates (NSC's) and digestive health have in common?
Feeding low non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs) and supporting digestive health are interconnected in several ways: Read more
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