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Improving Horses' Diets with "Aquacid"

Study on behalf of Celtic Minerals to assess the effects of adding Aquacid feed supplement to horses' diets.

Year of Publication2009

The addition of Aquacid to four different fibre:concentrate diets in vitro resulted in stimulated hind gut fermentation, indicated by an increase in lactate production in the first 18 hours of incubation. There was also an effective buffering capacity as the pH remained constant during the initial fermentation period despite the rise in lactate production. The results indicate that Aquacid could be a suitable in vivo feed supplement for horses by increasing hind gut fermentation while buffering any unwanted excess acid production in the gut.

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hindgut acidosisrace mixreleveantacidgastric ulcerationhind gut acidosis
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