What is Proviable®-EQ?
Proviable-EQ is a synbiotic (probiotics plus prebiotics) product designed to help reestablish and maintain intestinal health. Keeping your horse’s hindgut healthy can be a challenge when so many factors contribute to imbalances in the hindgut's microfloral population such as travel, competition, change in diet and using antibiotics for a long period of time. The Saccharomyces yeast species encourage normal gastrointestinal function and health. Proviable-EQ can be used continuously or as needed to help maintain hindgut health during times of stress or digestive upset.
Are other brands of probiotic products equivalent to Proviable-EQ?
Proviable-EQ contains billions of live probiotic microorganisms and is quality tested to meet label claim (contains the number of colony forming units, or CFU’s, listed on the label). Some products may not contain live probiotic microorganisms or may not contain sufficient numbers of the microorganisms to support intestinal health. Proviable-EQ contains Saccharomyces yeast species as opposed to the aerobic (oxygen requiring) bacteria used in many other products. Yeast are able to survive in the anaerobic environment (without oxygen) of the horse's hindgut, where the majority of digestion occurs, to support digestive health. Bacteria-based products cannot survive in this environment and, therefore, can not support digestion occurring there.
Available in a tasty paste formulation:
The paste contains two species of Saccharomyces yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii) that help to restore a balance of the good bacteria in the intestine after acute digestive upset. The paste can also be used long term, intermittently or daily, to support the good bacteria in the intestines.
Directions for Use
Give 5 mL by mouth once daily for 6 days, or as needed, to help protect against microfloral imbalances. To help reestablish healthy intestinal microflora after imbalances have occurred, give contents of 1 tube 3 times daily for up to 72 hours.
Net contents 30 mL (1.0 oz)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae*, min. … 0.4 billion CFU† per gram▼
†CFU–Colony forming unit
*Contains an exclusive blend of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
▼ One gram equals approximately one mL