CLOSTAT® contains PB6, a patented strain of Bacillus subtilis. PB6 is a probiotic that helps improve intestinal health and integrity. It does this by maintaining a healthy balance of microflora in the gut and by helping develop a natural defense against harmful bacterial pathogens.
The lining of the gut not only absorbs nutrients, it also provides a barrier against pathogens, parasites and toxins. PB6 secretes an active substance which helps maintain the balance of microflora in the gut. When balanced, good bacteria helps keep pathogenic bacteria under control.1 When unbalanced, pathogens can multiply and damage the gut lining, resulting in Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). Harmful substances can then cross the barrier and infect the horse. By supporting the microbial balance in the intestinal tract of your horse, CLOSTAT can help improve gut health, which can mean less LGS and improved athletic performance and overall wellbeing.
Kemin has more than 200 research pieces indicating that PB6:
Watch the video below to learn more about how CLOSTAT can help improve the health and overall wellbeing of an array of animals – including your horse.
The intestinal barrier is regularly exposed to up to 10 trillion microorganisms,6 making it extremely important to keep it functioning properly. Maintain a healthy microbiota balance and develop a natural defense against harmful bacterial pathogens with CLOSTAT. Learn more:
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2Burke, M. L., & Moore, S. A. (2017). Bacillus subtilis Strain PB6 Demonstrates Growth Inhibition Toward Equine-Specific Bacterial Pathogens. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 58, 84-88. doi:10.1016/j. jevs.2017.08.016.
3The Role of Commercial Pelleting on the Viability of Bacillus subtilis Strain PB6, TL-16-00045.
4Safety of Bacillus subtilis Strain PB6 In Mature Horses Following Oral, BB-08-00025.
5Safety of Bacillus subtilis Strain PB6 In Neonatal Foals Following Oral Administration, BB-08-00021.
6Vighi, G., Marcucci, F., Sensi, L., Cara, G. D., & Frati, F. (2008). Allergy and the gastrointestinal system. Clinical & Experimental Immunology, 153, 3-6. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2249.2008.03713.x.
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