WHY WOULD MY HORSE NEED STRESS PASTE?
Acute stress affects horses in many ways. They stop eating. They stop drinking. Muscles can fatigue quickly with dehydration and can result in reduced nutrients available to support energy production.
Competitions, strenuous work, transport, illness, long days competing, extreme heat and humidity, extended times off feed or other major changes to your horses’s normal routine can compromise gut health. Gut bacterial populations can shift. Muscles and organs can be damaged with higher rates of oxidative stress.
Behaviour can become anxious and highly strung, and this behaviour then starts the stress cascade all over again. They stop eating. They stop drinking? and so it goes.
Stress Paste is designed to specifically address each of these responses to stress and keep the horse eating and hydrated with well-functioning, well protected muscles. This is why it is complete with so many actives. Stress Paste is also designed to support the gut so it and it’s bacteria can remain healthy during higher stress periods.
HOW TO USE STRESS PASTE
- Each syringe is 60ml.
- Horses weighing under 400kg: Give 30ml twice daily.
- Horses weighing over 400kg: Give 60ml twice daily.
- Feed Stress Paste up to 60 minutes before the stress event and then again 4 to 12 hours later.
Yeast derived prebiotic, magnesium hydroxide, vitamin premix with natural vitamin E, vitamin C, B vitamins, natural betaine, threonine, pectin, glutamine, proline, serine.
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|Natural Vitamin E||500IU|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Why Would My Horse Need Stress Paste?
Stress affects horses in many ways. They stop eating. They stop drinking. Muscles can fatigue quickly with dehydration and can result in reduced nutrients available to support energy production. Competition, strenuous work, transport, long days competing, extreme heat and humidity, extended times off feed or other major changes to your horse’s normal routine and illness or extended times off feed can compromise gut health.
Gut bacterial populations can shift. Muscles and organs can be damaged with higher rates of oxidative stress. Behaviour can become anxious and highly strung, and this behaviour then starts the stress cascade all over again. They stop eating. They stop drinking? and so it goes.
Stress Paste is designed to specifically address each of these responses to stress and keep the horse eating and hydrated with well-functioning, well protected muscles. Stress Paste aims to support the gut so it and its bacteria can remain healthy during higher stress periods.
- Why Is Each Active Included?
Each active ingredient plays a vital role in assisting your horse to cope with the stress they are about to be placed under. These actives include:Yeast Derived Prebiotic ? Research has shown that stress during travel can change a horse’s gut bacteria populations. Plus any extended time off feed is going to reduce the supply of fibre that is available to support your horse’s good bacteria. The yeast derived prebiotic is added to assist in supporting the good bacteria through times of stress.Magnesium Hydroxide ? This ingredient is a strong buffer and works within Stress Paste to raise the pH of the fluid in your horse’s stomach to reduce the risk of gastric ulcers. Magnesium hydroxide also provides a source of magnesium to support the expected higher requirement of this mineral during stress.Natural Betaine ? Betaine is a naturally occurring osmolyte. Osmolytes love water, meaning betaine is able to help your horse stay hydrated and better able to handle strenuous exercise (both training and competing) and heat stress. Research in other animal species has also shown that natural betaine is able to reduce the damage to the gut caused during heat stress.
B-Vitamins ? The B-vitamins are crucial during stress to maintain appetite and support muscle energy generation during exercise. Vitamin B1 is also needed to support normal function of the nervous system.
Natural Vitamin E ? Natural vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and will help protect your horse’s muscles from the higher levels of free radicals generated during stress and exercise.
Vitamin C ? Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant and works together with vitamin E to protect your horse from free radical damage. Under normal conditions horses produce their own vitamin C. But research in horses shows that your horse’s natural vitamin C production is reduced during stress. The vitamin C in Stress Paste may support your horse during periods of stress to keep vitamin C at optimal levels.
Pectin? Pectin is a sticky substance that is added to coat the upper sections of your horse’s stomach to provide some protection from acid splash during periods of time off feed. Pectin will also feed your horse’s good bacteria.
Amino Acids ? Threonine, glutamine, proline and serine are four amino acids critical for gut health. These amino acids are used directly by the gut to continuously regenerate and grow new, healthy gut tissue. Plus, they are needed to support the production of the protective mucus in the gut. By adding them to Stress Paste, we give your horse a readily available supply of these amino acids to help the gut stay healthy during periods of stress or time off feed.
- When Should I Use Stress Paste?
Before Travel ? give Stress Paste before travel to assist with hydration, and to coat and buffer the gut. This will also boost vitamin C which has been shown to be reduced in horses during travel.
During Travel? If you are travelling for more than 4 hours, give Stress Paste during travel to recoat and rebuffer the gut as well as top up vitamin supplies and support the good bacteria.
After Travel ? give Stress Paste upon arrival to support gut health after a period of time off feed, to assist settling your horse and to help with appetite. Stress Paste may also top up your horse’s B-vitamin and antioxidant levels in preparation for work.
Before a competition ? give Stress Paste before you compete. This will assist to buffer and coat the stomach to help keep your horse comfortable and calm. Plus, your horse will have lots of vitamins on board to make sure their muscles have plenty of energy and are protected during exercise. Stress Paste should be given the day of competition and can be fed up to one hour before you compete. To assist with recovery also feed at night on the day competition.
Post-Surgery ? use Stress Paste to support the gut after surgery and an extended time off feed. Stress Paste will also provide antioxidants to help with reducing damage from oxidative stress common after surgery. Discuss the use of Stress Paste with your veterinarian in this situation prior to the operation.
- How Should Stress Paste Be Used For Racehorses?
Give Stress Paste in the feed on the night prior to a race, the morning of the race and after the race has been completed in the night feed. If travelling your horse after the race for a period of time longer than 30 minutes, feed prior to commencing travel.
- Is Stress Paste Swabbable?
- Can I Use More Than 2 Tubes Per Day?
2 tubes of Stress Paste per day should cover the majority of horses. However, in extreme circumstances like prolonged travel (e.g. interstate travel lasting more than 8 hours) or prolonged exercise (e.g. during endurance competitions) a third tube may be required. It isn’t recommended to feed 3 tubes of Stress Paste for any longer than two consecutive days.