It has been reported that up to 60% of foals have gastric acid related issues from birth, which can result in foals experiencing side effects such as:
Feeding Coligone, which maintains natural acid balance within the digestive tract, may assist in such circumstances.
Coligone liquid is designed to soothe the digestive tract, balance acid levels and maintain a healthy environment which enables the foal to thrive. Coligone’s unique action coats the stomach and provides a buffer-raft, to protect the delicate upper areas of the stomach from excessive gastric acid. Used on a daily basis or when required, Coligone is gentle on the foal’s digestive system and yet extremely effective.
Periods such as weaning are instances when both mare and foal encounter stress. Feeding Coligone Powder may help to prevent digestive disturbances at this time. The bioavailability of minerals in Coligone Powder, particularly calcium, supports bone development and strength and is also useful for lactating mares to support milk production.
The balance of microflora within the foal’s gut can easily be unbalanced by stress, which can result in scouring and invasion by bad bacteria. Prebiotics and Yea sacc are two excellent ingredients which support the hind gut and both are designed to encourage good bacteria to flourish and improve feed (protein) utilisation. (Undesirable bacteria in the foal’s digestive tract can lead to it being unable to thrive.)
Research has shown that live yeast supplementation can improve lactation in mares and the broad-spectrum mineral availability in Coligone Powder not only boosts digestive health but also bone strength, hoof and coat condition and general well-being in both mare and foal.
Weaning time is just around the corner and schedules and weaning programmes will almost certainly be in full swing. Weaning can be the most stressful time for mares and foals and every aspect must be taken into consideration. For the foal, weaning stress can result in lower resistance to disease and loss of condition. It’s a time when stereotypical behaviours can develop and gastric irritation can occur.
The main aim is to ensure that the whole process is as stress free as possible and teh key to this is preparation. Correct preparation and diet can lesson the impact of the foal’s digestive system as the balance of the microflora within the foal’s gut can easily be unbalanced by stress, which can result in scouring and invasion by bad bacteria.
Feeding Coligone a week prior to and during weaning allows the foal’s natural defences to be raised. Gastric acid levels rise dramatically during stressful situations and can unbalance bacteria within the digestive tract. By ensuring the digestive tract remains balanced, Coligone supports the beneficial bacteria. Disturbance of the microflora within the digestive tract can have a severe knock on effect on foals.
Coligone maintains a healthy environment which enables the foal to thrive. The unique mucosal-buffer action coats teh stomach and provides a buffer-raft to guard against gastric irritation in the delicate upper areas of the stomach.
Coligone is used by top Newmarket Studs to guard against stress – Ensure the best for your foal by feeding Coligone at weaning times and during periods where your foal is scouring or under stress.