Slippery elm for horses provides essential and effective support for the delicate digestive system of the horse. Unlike other compounds used for gut health, it does not have a negative effect on your horse’s digestive system in the long run. Slippery elm prompts the horse’s intestinal tract to increase its own mucus secretion – which is what is believed to support the gastrointestinal tract.
You can also mix slippery elm with water to make a poultice to soothe and calm body tissues or aid natural healing of wounds, and it may also provide support to the respiratory system. Slippery elm has no known side effects or toxicity even if it is used long-term. No adverse reactions have been reported if slippery elm is taken alongside treatments – although it may slow down the absorption of other drugs or herbs because of the way it coats the digestive tract.
Slippery elm contains:
- Substances derived from the inner bark of the slippery elm tree which contains mucilage – a substance that becomes a gel when it combines with liquid. It coats and soothes the intestines and contains antioxidants that help support good gastrointestinal health.
- Support gastric health and aid natural healing of the bowel
||G PER DAY
||SCOOPS PER DAY
|Horses and ponies
||10 – 20
||1 – 2
A 1kg tub fed at 20g per day will last 50 days.
1 x heaped 25ml scoop (enclosed) =10g
|Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva) inner bark powder
|Crude ash 11.7%
Crude fibre 19.3%
|Crude oils and fats 1.1%
Crude protein 6.2%
A feed material for horses. Store in a cool, dry place. Replace lid securely to avoid deterioration of contents. Keep out of reach of children
✓Supports gastric health
✓Aids natural healing of the bowel and gastrointestinal tract
✓Supports mucus secretion to protect gastrointestinal tract
✓Safe for long term use
✓Can be used as a poultice to soothe skin or promote natural wound healing
Equine nutritionists rate slippery elm powder highly for its ability to support a horse’s delicate digestive system.
The slippery elm is a tree that is native to North America. The inner bark of the slippery elm has a high nutritional value and is ground into a fine light-coloured powder. The cheaper, astringent outer bark of the slippery elm is much darker and will not provide the same benefits to your horse.
The inner bark contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a gel when it combines with liquid. It coats and soothes the intestines and contains antioxidants that help support a healthy bowel.
Slippery elm for horses can be used to support a healthy stomach in horses prone to ulcers. Ulcers are a sad fact of life for many performance horses, and slippery elm is a very useful herb in these cases. Tradition treatments for stomach ulcers may have a negative effect on your horse’s digestive system in the long run because they interfere with the normal workings of a horse’s stomach acid – even if they do give faster relief in the short-term. They can also be an expensive option.
Slippery elm supports the horse’s intestinal tract in its own mucus secretion – which is what protects the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers and excess acidity.
It has a high fibre content too which is also highly beneficial to the complex and sensitive digestive tracts of the horse. Equestrizone’s Slippery elm for horses supports healthy gut function and is able to regulate intestinal bacteria – which promotes good general digestive health.
It can be used, along with a tea made from chamomile flower, to support horses affected by sloppy droppings by soothing the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
You can also mix slippery elm with water to make a poultice to soothe skin or promote natural healing of a wound.
So far, slippery elm powder for horses has no known side effects or toxicity even if it is taken or used long-term.