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Preventing stomach ulcers and digestive issues in horses

Horses are remarkable creatures, spending the majority of their day grazing on grass while sleeping only 1 to 2 hours. This unique feeding pattern, characterized by frequent nibbling on grass tips and abundant saliva production, allows the food to smoothly pass through their esophagus and neutralizes stomach acid. Their digestive system is distinctly different from that of humans. Horses possess a relatively small stomach that cannot expand, and their stomach acid and bile flow continuously. When horses consume hay in large chunks, it disrupts their natural chewing process and reduces saliva production, often leading to esophageal blockage.

The resulting dry clump of hay can't be effectively broken down in the small intestine, causing nutrients to remain trapped in the roughage and eventually reaching the large intestine. This disruption negatively impacts the intestinal flora, allowing harmful bacteria to thrive while beneficial bacteria perish. This shift in balance acidifies the large intestine, resulting in lactic acid buildup and gas formation. The bloating of the colon leads to colic, causing daily stress and discomfort for horses. These digestive issues are further exacerbated when horses are expected to perform strenuous activities after experiencing gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn) and intestinal discomfort.

A horse with colic

The innovative solution: the FeedingMaster

Enter the FeedingMaster, a unique patented dynamic feeding system designed to regulate a horse's natural hay intake while in the paddock or stable. With the FeedingMaster, hay is loaded once a day, and it is securely pressed against the bars, allowing horses to grasp individual blades of hay with their lips. This promotes extensive chewing and, ultimately, easy swallowing, aided by ample saliva production.

To prevent the stomach from becoming overly full and hay from passing through too quickly, the FeedingMaster employs short, adjustable breaks lasting just a few minutes. This ensures that the stomach is never empty, maintaining a steady presence of hay and adequate saliva to neutralize stomach acid. The small intestine is continuously supplied with the right amount of hay, affording ample time for nutrient absorption. This approach keeps the balance of intestinal flora intact and allows for optimal fiber digestion without excessive gas formation.

A horse eating from a FeedingMaster to prevent ulcers

A healtier, happier horse

With the FeedingMaster, horses can calmly consume their daily hay ration in numerous small feeding moments. This innovative system effectively prevents heartburn, stress, stomach ulcers, and painful intestines. It maximizes nutrient absorption from hay, reducing the reliance on roughage and concentrates. Most importantly, it liberates a horse's training regimen from rigid feeding schedules, ensuring that the horse can perform at its best without digestive discomfort.

The FeedingMaster revolutionizes equine feeding, promoting the well-being and performance of our cherished equine companions

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