THE INTESTINAL FLORA
The concept of pro-biotics is simple: an abundant digestive flora inhabits the gut of mammals. Beneficial microorganisms help the animal to digest and use food. Nutrients are absorbed to a maximum extent, which promotes production and disease resistance. Any modification of the subtle balance of the digestive flora can have disastrous consequences. This rupture allows the development of pathogenic bacteria, which will result in particular in diarrhea.
WHEN TO USE
The use of pro-biotics is particularly indicated in the following cases: prevention of the effects of stress (transport, biotop change, intensive work ........), preparation for sales, and after an illness or antibiotic treatment that unbalance the digestive microflora.
It is also advisable to give foals just after birth to help them build their intestinal flora that is immature at first.