VetSense Brewers Yeast is a vitamin B supplement which may be beneficial to horses to improve appetite, hind gut health, skin, hair and coat condition.
Why feed brewers yeast to horses?
We at Horse Supplements Direct always recommend seeking the advice of a qualified Equine Nutritionist before adding any supplements to your horse's diet. Brewers Yeast contains B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and H or B7 (biotin).
These vitamins can be helpful for:
- Horses on high grain, low forage diets, or those on very poor quality forage.
- Horses in high stress situations or during extreme exertion (endurance, traveling, racing)
- Horses with reduced appetite and general ill thrift due to illness or stress.
- Horses on broad spectrum antibiotics where hindgut bacteria will be compromised.
- Horses that have poor digestive health such as diarrhea or extreme parasite burden.
- Very young horses with incomplete gut microflora populations.
- Very old horses with diminished digestive efficacy.
Ensuring adequate vitamin B1 Thiamine can help support and maintain the nervous system, which is why horse owners traditionally used brewers yeast to help with nervous, over-exciteable or anxious horses.
How do you feed it?
Adding brewers yeast as a supplemental source can help to supply optimal rather than minimal levels and avoid any risks of deficiencies.
Seek advice from your Equine Nutritionist, dose rates range between 15g - 60g per day/500kg horse
15g = 1 tablespoon approximately.