Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Equi-Shure 1.25kg

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Equi-Shure 1.25kg

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KER EquiShure Time-Released Hindgut Balancer

EquiShure promotes normal digestive function by aiding in the maintenance of an optimal hindgut environment and is designed for horses suspected of suffering from or that are at risk of developing hindgut acidosis.

We all want the best for our horses but the demands we place on them for our sport and recreation, alongside their environment which doesn't always mimic that of a wild horse or brumby, means their health is at risk due to high grain diets, travel stress, lack of pasture 24/7, pastures with incorrect ratios of sugars and eating prepared feeds and limited forage, or high calorie hay while away at competitions.

Disturbances in the normal hindgut environment are thought to result from overconsumption of either high–starch concentrates or pasture grasses rich in fructans (sugars).

Hindgut acidosis leads to changes in the bacterial population of the hindgut, digestive disturbances, and reduced digestive efficiency. EquiShure supplies a time-released balancer to neutralise the acid and help maintain a stable hindgut environment, which encourages proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Why use EquiShure?

  • Helps maintain normal digestive function and an optimal hindgut environment
  • Patented encapsulation technology allows for targeted delivery of sodium bicarbonate to the hindgut
  • Stabilises and maintains normal hindgut pH to reduce the risk of hindgut acidosis and associated disorders
  • May help improve digestive efficiency

When to use EquiShure

  • Horses on moderate or high grain diets
  • Horses grazing on lush pasture
  • Horses with digestive upsets resulting in loose manure
  • Horses prone to recurrent mild colic
  • Inappetence or picky eaters and poor doers or prone to weight loss
  • Horses with unexplainable behaviour problems
  • Horses under stress of training, travel or sales preparation

Feeding Recommendations

Top–dress EquiShure on feed.

Feed 30-150g (1-5 scoops) daily according to the horse’s size and diet.

For best results, divide the amount equally among feedings.

Use table below to determine recommended daily amount based on horse’s grain intake, forage source, and weight.

Weight of Horse 300 kg 500 kg 600 kg

Grain Intake

Forage Source

Amount of EquiShure per day

Low-Moderate

Mostly Hay

30-60 g

*60-90 g

90-120 g

Low-Moderate

Mostly Pasture

30-60 g

60-90 g

90-120 g

Moderate-High

Mostly Hay

60-90 g

90-120 g

120-150 g

Moderate-High

Mostly Pasture

90-120 g

120-150 g

150-180 g

Note: EquiShure can be used in racehorses.

Its use is covered by the Clear Day Rule in the Australian Rules of Racing for the use of alkalinising agents.