Cavalor® - Internal System & Digestion
Internal System & Digestion - Frequently asked questions
Why should I use Cavalor® Hepato Liq ?The liver plays a vital role in the general metabolism of the horse (which enhances performance). Numerous chemical transformations take place in the liver, therefore the liver is responsible for a number of important functions. The herbal components in Cavalor® Hepato Liq are known to have hepato-protective reactions. Other components may also help support the body in excreting waste products from the bloodstream through urine. Cavalor® Hepato Liq works best when administered after heavy competition seasons or during molting.What are some common liver issues and symptoms?Specific symptoms pointing to liver problems arise only when a high percentage of the liver is already damaged. In earlier stages of liver damage non-specific signs like : low appetite, weight loss, poor coat condition, diarrhea, stomach pain, restlessness and fatigue may occur. Jaundice and photosensitivity of non-pigmented skin may also be related to liver disease.Horse owners should contact a veterinarian when a liver problem is suspected. Forage and pastures should be checked for poisonous plants. Also check forage and concentrates for contamination due to mold. Avoid feeding anything contaminated with mold!Can I supplement with Cavalor® Hepato Liq if my horse is currently taking other supplements?Yes you can.Can I use Cavalor® Digest for maximum 6 to 8 weeks consecutively?Cavalor® Digest contains active ingredients that bind specific mycotoxins.The active ingredients in Cavalor® Digest may bind with nutrients (minerals and vitamins) provided in the diet when used for prolonged periods. As a result, the absorption of these nutrients may be decreased and the risk of nutrient deficiency may increase.Will Cavalor® Digest help horses that are sensitive to stress induceddiarrhea?Yes, Cavalor® Digest has a positive effect on horses suffering form diarrhea or fecal inconsistency. It is not recommended to supplement Cavalor® Digest in case of obstipation (extreme and persistent constipation caused by obstruction in the intestinal system).When should I be concerned about dehydration caused from diarrhea?Especially in cases of mild diarrhea, make sure your horse has free access to water. When the mild diarrhea persist for more than 3 days, consult your veterinarian. In cases of severe diarrhea always consult your veterinarian.When should I provide Cavalor® Vitafor 365?Optimal functioning of the micro flora in the large intestine is essential for the overall health of the horse. By using Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 an improved feed utilization ( especially of fibre-rich rations) and gastro intestinal health which will aid in the overall immunity of the horse.Does Cavalor® Vitafor 365 contain prebiotics or probiotics?Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 contains prebiotics (FOS) and probiotics (yeasts). Live yeast cultures support lactic acid by using the bacteria present in the large intestine and may help increase tolerance for high starch diets; the risk of colic may decrease as a result. Yeast improves the digestibility of crude fibers, absorption of minerals and B-vitamins (as well as the production of these vitamins). Thus, a higher yield from the feed may be obtained when yeast is provided, especially in the fibre-rich diets. Prebiotic compounds like inulin are non-digestible feed ingredient that positively affect the animal by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. Prebiotics help prevent upregulation of harmful pathogenic bacteria. This may result in improved gastrointestinal health and immunity.Inulin is not stored in the body, therefore, a daily administration is necessary to maintain the desired effects.Will Cavalor® Vitafor 365 help my horse put on weight?Yes, it will help the efficiency of the horses digestion. The horse can render more energy from fibre-rich feedstuffs. Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 is especially effective when the horse does not have access to good quality roughage. Because the energy utilization (and also the utilization of some other nutrients) is improved, it helps the horse gain weight.Can I use Cavalor® Vitafor 365 while my horse is on antibiotics?Yes, antibiotic supplementation can affect the micro-biotic-life (microflora) in the intestines. There are wanted and unwanted strains of bacteria. Antibiotics may act on both types of bacteria. Supplementing Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 when your horse is taking antibiotics may help the horse maintain a healthy microflora. Which Cavalor® products contain pre -and/or probiotics? Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 provides pro -and prebiotics while Cavalor® Digest contains probiotics only.Can Cavalor® Vitafor 365 and Cavalor® Oilmega be fed simultaneously?These products can be fed simultaneously. The ingredients work on different levels. Cavalor® Oilmega provides ingredients (specific fatty acids) that are beneficial to the overall health of the horse . The NAB has a positive effect on the intestinal flora by eliminating pathogenic bacteria. As a result, the feed is better digested and the horses immunity increases. Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 is a pro -and prebiotic combination and stimulates the function of the intestinal microflora.Is it beneicial to feed Cavalor® Vitafor 365 to a horse that does not eat a lot of concentrated feed but has all-day access to roughage (over 10kg a day)?Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 will improve fiber digestion which will result in better nutrient utilization for the horse.Can I use Cavalor® Vitafor 365 to support the microfora in the intestines after using antibiotics?Antibiotics may disturb the normal function of the intestinal microflora. A well functioning microflora is important for the immunity of the horse. Cavalor® Vitaflor 365 may help the horse restore the intestinal flora and optimize nutrient utilization. It is important to feed sufficient roughage.Can I combine Cavalor® Gastro 8 (Paste) with Gastrogard?Yes, you can combine Cavalor® Gastro 8 (Paste) with Gastrogard without any side effects. Gastrogard is a prescription drug that shuts down acid production in the stomach, giving the ulcer time to heal. Cavalor® Gastro 8 (Paste) provides nutritional elements that act on different physiological factors to help neutralize acid production and stimulate regeneration. The dietary ingredients in Cavalor® Gastro 8 (Paste) also help protect the stomach mucus on different levels using different nutritional approaches. It is important to keep in mind that the incidence of gastric ulcers is extremely high, particularly in performances horses.How are gastric ulcers diagnosed?Pay close attention to external symptoms such as frequent yawning, drop in performance, sour attitude, poor coat, teeth grinding, picky eating and weight loss. Take these signs into consideration. Clinical examinations including a gastroscopy should be performed to properly diagnose gastric ulcers.
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