Coligone Powder

Price: £52.00 3kg

Coligone Powder is a soothing digestive supplement designed to be administered daily with feed.

Contains active natural ingredients, including FOS and MOS prebiotics to support a healthy digestive tract.

Administering Coligone Powder on a daily basis maintains a healthy digestive system and may combat bloated, gassy or tucked up tummies brought about by stress.

A combination of Yea sacc and MOS/FOS Prebiotics encourage hind gut fermentation and actively stimulate fibre digesters, leading to effective fibre digestion.

Seaweed buffer and sodium bicarbonate help maintain healthy gastric acid levels and support a balanced digestive tract.

Helps to maintain healthy acid levels in the gut and may be used during periods where d isturbance of the microflora has occurred within the digestive tract.

Can assist with problems caused by raised acid levels such as wind sucking, tucking up, grumpy behaviour and poor performance in competition horses.

Improves coat condition, brightens eyes and encourages weight maintenance.

SEE YOUR HORSE SHINE WITH COLIGONE HEALTH!

Fed daily to nourish the gut and to support healthy gastric acid levels in the digestive tract.

Contains 1 months supply of Coligone Powder for horses over 14.2hh or 2 months supply for foals/youngstock and ponies under 14.2hh

Contains natural active ingredients, including a Seaweed Buffer to assist with excess gastric acid. FOS & MOS prebiotics, and yea sacc to help maintain a healthy balanced digestive system.

Ideal for use when travelling or competing to maintain acidity levels in the gut caused by stress.

Contains NO BANNED SUBSTANCES and is suitable for competing under rules.

Excellent for use in elderly horses or those prone to digestive upsets brought about by stress

  • Race horses
  • Competition horses
  • Horses experiencing stress due to travelling, weaning, change in environments etc)
  • Elderly horses.
  • Sick horses or those recovering from surgery which require assistance from their feed.
  • Helps finicky feeders and encourages a healthy appetite.

If you’re using this product, you may be interested in using our new liquid feed balancer MultiVit Pro which is designed to be fed alongside Coligone Powder.

 

IS YOUR HORSE STRESSED?

Stress is a normal physiological process that occurs in all animals, and just like it affects us humans, stress can also affect your horse. Short-term stress is actually an adaptive mechanism and is not always bad because it helps horses escape a threat or cope better with their environment. Basically, if horses didn’t get stressed sometimes, they would be more likely to get into tricky situations. However, the problem comes when horses are stressed for longer periods of time without being able to get away from what is causing it. This is when stress begins to have damaging effects on your horse’s body, including reduced immunity, inhibited performance and in particular, gastric ulcers (EGUS).
So, how can you tell if your horse is stressed, what are the most common causes and what can do you do to help ensure your horses stress levels are kept to a minimum for optimum health and performance? Lisa Elliott, MSc (Equine Nutrition Solutions) explains more:

Signs of stress
When your horse is exposed to something that elicits a stress response, commonly known as a ‘stressor’, their body releases a hormone called cortisol which promotes behavioural and physiological changes that result in some common signs and symptoms of stress including: Vocalisation or ‘whinnying’, defaecating, reduction of appetite, stereotypies e.g. crib biting or box walking, flared nostrils, flightiness, sweating, elevated cortisol, elevated heart rate and commonly, gastric ulcers.

Causes of Stress
If your horse shows any or a combination of these signs, then it is likely he is experiencing stress. Once you know your horse is potentially stressed, the best plan of action is to find out what is causing it and taking appropriate action to reduce stress.
There are many causes of stress linked to environment, routine, and management but some of the most common ones include:
Pre-Performance/Competition
Just as we can get stressed and fearful of performance so can our horses. In addition, the noise, atmosphere and other horses at a competition or show are major stressors which can affect your horse. Research has shown that cortisol levels rise at competitions prior to performance in a range of disciplines and that prolonged levels of stress negatively affect performance.
Change of environment
Horses in an established herd have access to familiar resources, safety, social relationships, and the opportunity to be a horse, which is essential for their health and well-being. Changing your horse’s environment by moving to a new home challenges all of these features simultaneously. Horses thrive when in familiar surroundings with familiar horses, so taking them out of this and putting them into an unfamiliar environment with initially unfamiliar horses can be one of the most stressful things a horse can experience.
Fear
Horses can become frightened for any number of reasons. At this time of year, especially, the period around and prior to bonfire night can be hugely stressful for horses.

 

Even the calmest of horses can get frightened by the loud wizzes and bangs, but there are steps you can take to help minimise stress and help keep your horse calm.

What can you do to help reduce stress?
The good news is that stress can be reduced with the right management and support. Understanding your horses mental and physiological needs and giving them a life that reflects these, will help manage any potential stress.
In horses who suffer with performance stress, good management can help keep them calm and focused. Research has shown that more experienced horses are much less stressed at competitions so try and ensure your horse is as ‘experienced’ as can be. Getting your horse out and about from a younger age is essential to become familiar with all the sights and sounds of a competition and help get them acclimatised to what is expected of them. Additionally, re-creating these sights and sounds at home, along with sticking to similar routines at home at when competing can really help prevent stress.
If you have recently moved your horse to a new yard, try to consider your horses feelings and keep everything as normal as you can. Try to visit the new yard with your horse so he can take in the new surroundings and horses. When your horse arrives, stick to the same feed and routine as before – it is much easier for horses to adjust if they understand what they are supposed to be doing and when. Give your horse a few days to adjust to the new surroundings before riding and spend plenty of time grooming and doing the same things as on the previous yard. This will help keep your horse calm and your company will reassure him. Ensure you take steps to introduce your horse to a new herd, sensibly and logically to help make this transition as stress free as possible.

 

If your horse gets frightened around fireworks, taking steps to help keep him calm and relaxed can help make them a less stressful experience. Keep to your horse’s normal routine as much as possible to minimise stress. If you horse is in during fireworks make sure your horse has enough forage to keep him going throughout the night and try some stable enrichment, such as treat balls or a Coligone Healthy Lick, to help take his mind off what’s happening.

 

Similarly, if your horse is out, check there is nothing dangerous in your field that could hurt your horse if they do run around. If you put hay out in the field, ensure there is plenty to help keep them munching till morning.

Feeds and supplements that can have a calming effect can also be really useful if your horse is experiencing stress, and can be used as necessary to help keep your horse cool in potentially stressful situations:
Keeping Calm with Coligone
One of the main effects of stress is that it can make your horses stomach much more acidic, which in turns makes them uncomfortable and even more stressed. Increased acid within the stomach will also result in damage to the lining, so it’s easy to see how long term stress can ultimately lead to Gastric Ulcers (EGUS).
Coligone Powder, Liquid and Oral Syringes, contain a combination of active ingredients that help to neutralise acid, maintain healthy acid levels, and soothe and coat the digestive tract to provide protection against acidic damage. This helps your horse feel more comfortable, relieving tension and promoting calmness.
So, not only does Coligone help combat the effects of stress from within, it also works as an effective calmer through maintaining gastric comfort and integrity and helping your horse stay more relaxed in times of stress.
Coligone Powder and Liquid can be fed daily to support optimum digestive health, help combat the effects of stress, and keep you horse calm and comfortable all year round. Alternatively, Coligone Oral Syringe can be fed at particularly stressful times to provide targeted support and relief, helping your horse to stay calm, focused, and relaxed.

Whilst you cannot completely eliminate stress from your horse’s life, taking steps to reduce the impact, through the right management and nutritional support, can help mitigate the challenges of different situations, and keep those stress levels to a healthy minimum.

If you have any questions about creating the best diet for your horse and keeping your horse healthy through the right nutrition, please contact Coligone – 0333 0503785/07986 183616 or sales@hbradshaws.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions for Use

For horses 50g  of Coligone Powder to be mixed with feed and fed twice daily.

For ponies feed 25g of Coligone Powder mixed with feed and fed twice daily.

 

Perhaps  consider feeding Coligone Fibre Cubes or Coligone Treats alongside for full fibre diet

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