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Kemin Gut Health Solutions for Equine

What is Gut Health?

Historically, the gastrointestinal tract, or gut, was considered an organ solely equipped for the digestion and absorption of nutrients. The gut harbors the largest population of immune cells in the body as well as the commensal bacteria that outnumber the entire host cells.2 There is a general consensus that a healthy gut leads to a healthy animal with optimal performance. Understanding the interactions between these interrelated components of the gut is what cumulatively makes the gut the basis for the health and performance of the horse.


Enter your information below for a FREE copy of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science journal article, Alterations in Intestinal Permeability: The Role of the "Leaky Gut" in Health and Disease.
Amy Stieler Stewarta, Shannon Pratt-Phillipsb, Liara M. Gonzaleza,c
a Department of Clinical Sciences, Raleigh, NC
b Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
c Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, Large Animal Models Core, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Kemin Gut Health Solutions

Maintaining gut health is paramount for high performance horses. Kemin offers a comprehensive platform of industry leading solutions impacting key areas of gut health. Ultimately, this helps improve the vitality and performance of your horses.



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Leading encapsulated source of butyric acid and calcium providing targeted delivery along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Butyric acid is an integral, short-chain fatty acid acting as an energy source for epithellial cells. Butyric acid supports gut health through development of the intestinal epithelium. It upregulates the expression of tight junction proteins1 in the intestines and increases antioxidant levels to promote healing in the GI tract.2


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The company's proprietary MicroPEARLS® spray freezing technology encapsulates two synergistic nutrients, butyric acid and zinc oxide. Butyric acid and zinc play an important role in key biological processes affecting the health and performance of production animals. Zinc plays a pivotal role in many key biological processes, increases microbial diversity3 and upregulates tight junction proteins4 in intestines.

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CLOSTAT® contains a proprietary, patented strain of Bacillus subtilis, PB6. PB6 is a unique, naturally occuring spore-forming microorganism. Kemin has identified and selected PB6 as an active substance that helps maintain the balance of microflora in the intestinal tract.

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  1. Peng, L. et al. Butyrate Enhances the Intestinal Barrier by Facilitating Tight Junction Assambly via Activation of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Caco-2 Cell Monolayers. 2009. J. Nutr. 139:1619-1625.
  2. Ma, X. et al. Butyrate promotes the recovering of intestinal wound healing through its positive effect on the tigh tjunctions. J. Anim. Sci. 2012. 90:266-268.
  3. Katouli, M. et al. The effect of zinc oxide supplementation on the stability of the intestinal fora with special reference to composition of coliforms in weaned pigs. 1999. J. of Applied Microbiology. 87:564-573.
  4. Zhang, B. et al. Zinc prevents Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium-induced loss of intestinal mucosal barrier function in broiler chickens. 2012. Avian Pathology. 41:361-367.

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