Visceral+

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Health and wellness start in the gut. Don’t let ulcers affect your horse’s performance and well being. Get Visceral+ to maintain stomach and hindgut health. Supports the function of the immune system.

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Visceral+ Supports:
  • Stomach Health
  • Overall Well-Being
  • Gut Health
  • Digestive Function
  • Immune System
  • Athletic Performance
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Nutrient Absorption
  • Tissue Repair
  • Mood Balance
  • Animal Comfort

Mad Barn’s Visceral+ is a comprehensive nutritional supplement for horses with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and other forms of digestive upsets.

Visceral+ is formulated with the highest quality probiotic ingredients, earth-grown nutrients, minerals and amino acids that your horse needs to naturally support the body’s own healing mechanisms and maintain the integrity of the stomach and intestinal lining.

Visceral+ was developed in conjunction with veterinarians tired of treating ulcers with GastroGard (omeprazole) or UlcerGard only to have horses relapse post-treatment. Visceral+ is clinically studied in horses to help maintain healthy stomach tissue.

Visceral+ provides complete nutritional support for your horse’s digestive system from stomach to colon. Unlike other products given to horses with ulcers, Visceral+ will not inhibit the natural production of stomach acid.

 

Why Use Visceral+?

Incidence of gastric ulceration has been reported to exceed 95% in performance horses and a large proportion of pleasure horses have been found to have gastric ulcers.

Essentially any horse that undergoes stall confinement, has inconsistent access to feed, is fed grain, or is trailered is at risk of developing ulcers.

Visceral+ works in four key ways to maintain balance in the digestive system:

  • Supports Natural Healing Processes
    • A scientifically formulated combination of ingredients that works with your horse’s natural biology to maintain a healthy intestinal lining.
  • Nutritional Building Blocks
    • Visceral+ is a nutraceutical formula that contains natural ingredients that nourish your horse’s microbiome and stomach tissue.
  • Complete Protection
    • It is important to take care of gastric ulcers, but the stomach represents only 8% of the total digestive system. That leaves a lot of other area for something to go wrong. Visceral+ contains ingredients that support your horse’s complete gastrointestinal tract from stomach to colon.
  • Supports the Immune System
    • Upwards of 70% of the immune system is driven by the gut and Visceral+ helps support immune function to reduce pathogen load which can contribute to ulcers.

Don’t let ulcers affect your horse’s performance and well being. Get Visceral+!

  • To maintain stomach and hindgut health.
  • Supports the function of the immune system.
  • Product is competition safe.
  • In a convenient pelleted format that horses love.

Don’t Fight Biology

Go with the proven solution that works with the animal’s natural biology. Visceral+ works by:

  • Supporting the natural barrier that protects stomach tissue
  • Supporting normal mucin production, which functions as a defensive layer within the gastrointestinal tract
  • Supporting digestive comfort to maintain a calm horse
  • Nourishing the microbiome by providing probiotic and prebiotic ingredients
  • Supporting normal defenses against pathogens by helping to maintain immune health

 

Got Ulcers? Get Visceral+

Visceral for Horses with Ulcers

Visceral+ is clinically studied

The clinical study for Visceral+ was carried out by Halton Equine Veterinary Services. The initial premise of the trial was to examine the effects of Visceral+ in horses with gastric ulcers.

Horses brought to the clinic to be scoped for gastric ulcers were enrolled in the study, with the owners consent, if they presented with obvious ulcers or hyperkeratosis. The horses were treated with GastroGard for 15–30 days. Visceral+ was added to the treatment one to two weeks prior to cessation of the GastroGard treatment and for another 30 days without GastroGard. All horses were re-scoped at the end of 60 days. All horses showed improvement to complete healing at the end of 60 days.

Visceral+ was developed as a pelleted supplement that is safe to give horses with gastric ulcers. It works with the body to naturally support stomach and hindgut health, maintaining normal immune defenses against ulcers and other forms of digestive upsets.

You should always consult a qualified nutritionist before altering your feed program. Submit your horse’s diet for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.

Bio-Mos™2019-12-10T16:40:12-05:00

BIO-MOSBio-Mos™ from Alltech™ is a proprietary ingredient made from a specific strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. This supplement is designed to supply the gastrointestinal tract with beneficial microorganisms that promote athletic performance and feed efficiency.

Bio-Mos™ has been clinically studied in 734 research trials and its efficacy is supported by 114 peer-reviewed publications. It has been used for over 20 years to promote gastrointestinal health and integrity in a variety of agricultural animals, including horses.

According to Alltech™, Bio-Mos™ works by reinforcing the normal function of the digestive system and stimulates the body’s natural defenses. It helps to normalize the gut microflora, supporting a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria and contributing to the development of the immune system.

Choline2019-11-26T16:52:08-05:00

CholineCholine is an important nutrient for nerve function, fat metabolism, liver health and for maintaining reproductive health. In addition to serving as a building block for cell membranes, choline is also a precursor of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which regulates motor movements and cognitive function.

This nutrient is closely related to the vitamin B family. It is a constituent of lecithin which is a type of fatty substance known as a phospholipid. Deficiency in choline is unlikely and it has an established Recommended Dietary Concentration of 50 mg/kg of dry matter intake.

Choline supplementation is recommended for horses to support neurological health and to promote normal liver function. It plays an essential role in fat metabolism in the liver and helps to prevent excess accumulation of lipids.

Docosahexaenoic Acid2019-11-26T16:52:21-05:00

Docosahexaenoic AcidDocosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an Omega-3 fatty acid. It is a derivative of Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are a part of the Polyunsaturated fatty acid family.

ALA, EPA and DHA are “essential fatty acids” because they are fundamental for bodily processes, yet they cannot be made in the body and have to be obtained from the diet. EPA and DHA can be synthesized from ALA, but due to low conversion efficiency in the horse, it is recommended to supplement the diet with DHA. Some feeds that are classically high in DHA include flax, plant oils, green pasture and hay.

DHA, in particular, is well-known as a substance that can improve cognitive health, visual development, skin and coat condition and embryonic growth. Many equine studies cite that dietary supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids may also alter inflammatory processes in joints, reducing the severity of pain and inflammation caused by age or performance-related joint problems.

EMP™2019-11-26T16:49:27-05:00

EMPDietary Escape Microbial Protein (EMP™) from Alltech is a type of protein supplement that isn’t broken down in the gut by microbes. According to Alltech, EMP is “A revolutionary microbial protein technology designed to provide a unique, high-quality protein source that delivers the complete array of essential amino acids to the [animal].”

Amino acids are the building blocks from which proteins are synthesized in the body. There are 20 standard amino acids required by all mammals to form proteins and other biomolecules.

Nine of these amino acids are essential, meaning they cannot be made by the body and must come from food or supplement sources. The nine essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

Glutamine2019-12-10T16:42:49-05:00

L-GlutamineL-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid that is found in the horse’s body. It plays a role in protein synthesis, repairing muscle tissue, cellular energy metabolism and digestive health. Research shows that it is essential for maintaining a healthy intestinal barrier and preventing the spread of pathogenic bacteria into the body.

Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid which is required in higher amounts when the horse is experiencing periods of stress or undergoing intensive exercise. While horses can normally product adequate amounts of this nutrient endogenously (internally), under certain circumstances stores of Glutamine can become depleted.

Horses experiencing gastric ulcers, colitis, infection, malnutrition or other stressors may need to add additional sources of Glutamine to their diet. If a horse is deficient in this nutrient, it can lead to digestive issues such as impaired nutrient absorption, diarrhea, excessive permeability of the gut wall, mucosal ulceration, and degradation of the intestinal epithelial cells.

Kelp Meal2019-09-13T12:45:48-05:00

Kelp MealKelp meal (seaweed) is a type of brown algae that is rich in a number of chelated minerals required by the horse. It contains meaningful quantities of magnesium, potassium, iodine, calcium and iron. It is also a source of several vitamins, micro-nutrients and 20 different amino acids.

As an equine supplement, kelp is commonly fed to increase iodine levels and support normal production of thyroid hormones. It is also recommended for hoof health, skin and coat health, fertility, metabolism, anti-inflammatory properties, stamina and growth.

Dried seaweed meal also contains high levels of polysaccharides, which are a type of starch with prebiotic effects. This prebiotic fibre can stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut and promote balance of the microbiota.

Lecithin2019-11-26T16:48:55-05:00

LecithinLecithin is a type of natural fatty substance made up of phospholipids such as phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylserine. It is a source of the essential nutrient choline and has been shown to play a role in liver health, neurological health and healthy metabolism.

In horses, supplementation with lecithin is associated with healthy skin and hair, cardiovascular function and brain health. This is attributed to its role in building and maintaining cell membranes. It also helps to promote normal cholesterol levels and avoid liver dysfunction caused by excess fat accumulation.

Lecithin has also been well-researched for its role in supporting gastric health and stomach lining which could increase resistance to ulceration. In several studies, a combination of pectin and lecithin was shown to reduce gastric ulcers and mucosal lesions.

Some research suggests that lecithin could contribute to improved tractability and reduced anxiety in horses as well as support athletic performance.

Magnesium2019-11-26T16:50:39-05:00

Magnesium Oxide for HorsesMagnesium is a macro-mineral that plays an important role in regulating nerve impulse transmission, protein synthesis, energy metabolism and enzyme activity. It is involved in over 300 different enzyme reactions in the horse’s body.

60% of the magnesium in the body is found in the bones and 40% is found in extracellular fluids and soft tissues. If a horse is deficient in magnesium, it can lead to abnormal behaviour and mood problems, jumpiness, excitability, growth failure, muscle weakness, intermittent muscle spasms (tetany), sensitive skin and back pain. It may also be involved in equine metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in horses.

As a supplement, it is best given in the form of inorganic magnesium oxide which has an absorption rate of approximately 50% and does not cause the same gastrointestinal side effects as magnesium sulfate (epsom salt).

Marshmallow Root Extract2019-11-26T16:49:39-05:00

Marshmallow Root ExtractMarshmallow Root Extract (Althea officinalis) is used in horses to soothe the digestive system and ease inflammation of the intestines. It contains high amounts of mucilage, meaning it can increase the production of mucous and help to coat the intestinal wall in a protective lining. This may reduce gastrointestinal irritation caused by excess stomach acid.

Marshmallow Root powder is commonly used in tandem with Slippery Elm Bark to address digestive complaints including Equine Gastric Ulcer Disease/Syndrome (EGUS), spasmodic colic, diarrhea (scouring) and constipation. It has been used traditionally to improve comfort in animals with gastric or duodenal ulceration.

Marshmallow Root is a good source of Vitamin A, B Vitamins, iodine, zinc, calcium, iron and sodium. This herb has also been used to support kidney and bladder health and to alleviate chest and throat irritations.

MB-5 Strain Probiotic2019-12-10T16:47:57-05:00

MB-5 Strain ProbioticMad Barn’s 5-strain probiotic supplement contains a synergistic blend of 5 different bacterial colonies that support gut health, digestion and immune function in your horse. Probiotics are the beneficial bacterial that colonize the intestines and inhibit the growth of pathogens that can cause disease.

Our MB-5 Strain Probiotic contains 20 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) per gram of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum and Enterococcus faecium. Find out more about our probiotic blend here.

This supplement can be used to help balance the gut microflora after the microbiome has been disrupted by use of NSAID’s, antibiotics and/or wormers. It can also be used if your horse has had digestive upsets or appears unthrift.

Meadowsweet2019-11-26T16:51:27-05:00

MeadowsweetThe flowers and leaves of the Meadowsweet herb are a natural source of salicylic acid, which is the active ingredient found in aspirin. Salicylates are mild anti-inflammatory compounds that can relieve gastritis and joint pain, without causing negative side effects.

Meadowsweet plant products are commonly given to horses with arthritis and digestive problems like indigestion, heartburn, and gastric ulcers. The tannins in this plant are thought to have a protective effect on the gastric mucosa and to reduce irritation of the intestinal lining.

Research studies show that extracts from this herb can have an anti-coagulant effect and exhibit antimicrobial activity. This supplement has also been recommended for kidney and bladder concerns, including supporting healthy urinary tract function. It has been used to improve conditions that involve connective tissue such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), muscular rheumatism and sciatica.

Methionine2019-11-26T16:51:47-05:00

MethionineDL-Methionine is an essential amino acid that acts as a building block for proteins involved in metabolism, growth, liver function and more. Research suggests that it is the second-most likely amino acid for a horse to be deficient in, due to low natural amounts supplied by commonly fed grains. This compound cannot be synthesized internally and must be supplied by feed or supplementation.

Methionine is an important component of hoof and hair tissue because it is required for keratin synthesis. It plays a role in central nervous system function and is involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is also necessary for detoxification pathways, is required to produce creatine, and supports the integrity of joints, ligaments, tendons and other connective tissues. Furthermore, Methionine is a precursor for Taurine, L-Carnitine and the sulfur-containing amino acid Cysteine.

Methionine is a common limiting factor in the horse’s diet. If a horse lacks adequate amounts of any amino acid from its diet, the remaining aminos cannot be fully utilized and are broken down by the body. The NRC’s Nutrient Requirements of Horses recommends daily intake of 5,000 mg. Alfalfa, flax, beet pulp and sunflower seeds are common sources of plant proteins to add to the diet.

Milk Thistle2019-11-26T16:50:48-05:00

Milk ThistleMilk thistle (Silybum marianum) is an herbal supplement commonly used to promote liver health in horses. It contains the active compound silymarin which has been shown to support detoxification function, reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity.

Milk thistle seed extract contains antioxidants that promote liver cell regeneration and can contribute to healthy skin, hooves, immune function, lymphatic function and kidney and bladder function.

There is also preliminary evidence that this herb could improve laminitis in horses. Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) is a type of bacterial toxin believed to be involved in the pathology of laminitis. Silymarin from milk thistle was shown to neutralize LPS, which could naturally improve laminitis without the harmful side effects of the antibiotic polymixin B.

Oat Hulls2019-11-09T10:17:37-05:00

Oat HullsOats hulls are the outer envelope of the oat grain and are a co-product of oat processing. The hulls are high in fibre and low in protein and energy. It is used in horse supplements as a source of beta-glucan, which is a type of soluble fiber.

Nutritional studies involving horses have shown that the inclusion of feeds naturally high in soluble fiber can slow feed intake and may be useful for prolonged feeding time in horses that are meal-fed. This can help to prevent blood glucose spikes following a meal by slowing down the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream.

Beta-glucan also has prebiotic effects in the hindgut where it can promote growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria and support the immune system.

Peppermint2019-11-26T16:51:37-05:00

PeppermintPeppermint has been used as a digestive tonic for hundreds of years. The plant extract contains small amounts of volatile oils like menthol which can help to relax the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, support peristalsis and reduce symptoms of digestive upset.

The supplement can have a calming, soothing effect on a horse’s stomach which is why it is commonly given to horses suffering from gastric or duodenal ulcers, gas, digestive cramping, lack of appetite or colic.

Peppermint is also a safe, natural flavour that improves the palatability of Visceral+ and that most horses love. It can stimulate the appetite and may support healthy bowel movements. When given in low doses, it does not cause adverse reactions.

Slippery Elm Bark2019-12-10T16:36:09-05:00

Slippery Elm BarkSlippery Elm Bark is an herbal supplement made from the inner bark of the Red Elm tree. It is commonly recommended for horses dealing with gastrointestinal issues such as ulceration or irritation of the gut, scouring (diarrhoea), colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Slippery Elm Bark is believed to soothe and repair mucosal membranes in the body, such as the mucus lining of the intestines. It is mildly stringent and may work by forming a protective coating within the digestive tract and acting as a demulcent and emollient. It also has anti-inflammatory actions in the stomach, bowel, colon and rectum.

Slippery Elm powder is a rich source of mucilage, which is a viscous or gelatinous substance that contains polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are a type of prebiotic fibre that can promote the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria and inhibit the colonization of the gut by harmful bacterial organisms.

Yea-Sacc 1026®2019-11-26T16:50:03-05:00

Yea-Sacc1026Yea-Sacc 1026® is a yeast culture developed by Alltech that is based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026. This strain of yeast was specifically selected for its influence on digestibility in animals. Many years of research in multiple animal species have clarified Yea-Sacc 1026® ‘s efficacy as a probiotic for enhancing digestibility.

The addition of probiotic substances in the equine diet has a multitude of benefits to the horse. Yea-Sacc 1026® promotes greater digestion efficiency of feed and stabilizes hindgut pH, preventing digestive upset associated with stress, training, performance and transport. More efficient digestion means that energy uptake is also enhanced, along with other important nutrients.

Providing yeast in the horse’s diet also enhances phosphorus and calcium availability, contributing to greater bone strength. Yea-Sacc 1026®  has also been proven to stimulate milk production and enhance milk quality in lactating mares, resulting in healthier foals.

A pelleted supplement to be used for horses with gastric ulcers. To maintain stomach and hindgut health. Supports the immune system.

Directions for Use:

Feed 1 scoop per day (2.8 oz / 80 grams) per 1,100 lbs (500 kg) of body weight.

Body Weight Scoops Dose
< 200 kg 0.5 scoop 40 g
200 – 500 kg 1 scoop 80 g
> 500 kg 1.5 scoops 120 g
1 scoop = 2.8 oz = 80 grams

Caution:

Store in a cool, dry place, protected from direct sunlight. Keep tightly closed when not in use.

Shelf Life:

12 months from date of manufacture.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Per gram serving
Ingredients Per 80 G
Gut Health Pak
(Lecithin, Bio-Mos™, EMP™, Marshmallow Root Extract, Slippery Elm, Yea-Sacc1026™)
29,350 mg
Magnesium 5,600 mg
Glutamine 5,000 mg
Kelp 2,000 mg
Meadowsweet 3,000 mg
Milk Thistle 3,000 mg
Peppermint 1,000 mg
Methionine 2,000 mg
Choline 150 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid 350 mg
MB-5 Strain Probiotic 20 billion CFU

REMAINING INGREDIENTS: Oat hulls, cellulose, canola oil, flavour, citric acid.

Register & manufactured by: Mad Barn Inc., Petersburg, ON, Canada.

COST COMPARISON
Quantity Days Supplied Serving Size Cost Per Day
2.5 kg
31DAYS
80GRAMS
$2.90/ DAY
5 kg
62DAYS
80GRAMS
$2.58/ DAY
20 kg
250DAYS
80GRAMS
$2.24/ DAY

* Based on a 500 kg horse
** Taxes not included in cost calculation

FEED RATE/COSTS
Price 2.5 kg $90.00
5 kg $160.00
20 kg $560.00
Scoop Size cc 125
Feed Per Day g / 100 kg BW 16g
g / 500 kg horse 80g
Scoops Per Day scoops / 100 kg BW 0.2 scoops
scoops / 500 kg horse 1 scoop
Cost Per Day $/100 kg of BW $0.45
$/500 kg horse $2.24
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Customer Questions About This Product

    Can’t find scoop in my 20kg tub
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    Q Can’t find scoop in my 20kg tub
    Asked by Linda on July 14, 2021 4:01 pm
    Answered by the admin Hi Linda, Sorry that you can't find the scoop! The scoop we use for Visceral+ is roughly equivalent to 1/3 of a cup. If you have a 1/3 cup measure, then one scoop per day would give you the correct feeding rate!
  2. Are there any other alternatives of this product available in a concentrate, powder, or other form (not oil)? I want to start my mare in this but she tested positive to wheat, oats, corn, cottonseed, and linseed allergens-hoping there will be an option for this supplement that she can have in the future! Preference for not oil upon the barns request for ease of prepping supplements.
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    Q Are there any other alternatives of this product available in a concentrate, powder, or other for...... Read more
    Asked by Jo Cyr on June 24, 2021 9:06 pm
    Answered by the admin Hi Jo, Unfortunately, we don't have a concentrate or powdered version of Visceral+ available.
  4. Can it be given to a horse on previcox?
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    Q Can it be given to a horse on previcox?
    Asked by Jody on June 20, 2021 2:02 pm
    Answered by the admin

    Yes, it can.

  6. I have been told by my vet the only medication to rid of ulcers is omeprazole. Does Visceral do the same on its own?
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    Q I have been told by my vet the only medication to rid of ulcers is omeprazole. Does Visceral do t...... Read more
    Asked by Glenna Benson on May 31, 2021 3:10 pm
    Answered by the admin Visceral+ is a dietary supplement, not a drug. Therefore, we cannot say that Visceral+ can treat ulcers. However, it can provide nutritional support for horses with ulcers and has been clinically tested to maintain gut health. We have an article with further information Omeprazole here. The main issue with Omeprazole is the high rate of ulcer rebound following use. Visceral+ can help with reducing the likelihood of ulcer recurrence.
  8. Can I feed Visceral+ with Optimum Probiotics or Optimum Digestive Health?
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    Q Can I feed Visceral+ with Optimum Probiotics or Optimum Digestive Health?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:29 pm
    Answered by the admin There's no need to supplement with Optimum Probiotics or Optimum Digestive Health if you are feeding the full rate of Visceral+ as it contains probiotics and many of the ingredients in ODH. Once you are seeing improvements in your horse after 2-3 months of Visceral+, we recommend transitioning to either of these products to maintain hindgut health
  10. Is there a loading dose followed by a maintenance dose?
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    Q Is there a loading dose followed by a maintenance dose?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:26 pm
    Answered by the admin No, you can begin with the full serving size (80 grams) on the first day. We recommend continuing at this rate for 2-3 months before reassessing and potentially lowering the serving size.
  12. If I would like to take my horse off Visceral, do I need to gradually taper off?
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    Q If I would like to take my horse off Visceral, do I need to gradually taper off?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:22 pm
    Answered by the admin No, you can just stop feeding it. There will be no negative effect.
  14. What is the difference between Visceral+ and Optimum Digestive Health?
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    Q What is the difference between Visceral+ and Optimum Digestive Health?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:16 pm
    Answered by the admin Visceral+ is a product that is targeted towards supporting gastric health, and it also contains bacterial probiotics and other prebiotic ingredients like MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) to nourish the hindgut bacteria and restore balance to the entire digestive system. Ingredients like glutamine, magnesium, and lecithin also help to support the integrity of the intestinal lining and help the GI tract heal itself naturally. Optimum Digestive Health, or ODH, is a supplement that targets hindgut health, specifically, to enhance fibre fermentation and reduce the level of harmful bacteria that may be proliferating in the hindgut. ODH contains probiotics and prebiotics, like Visceral+, but it does not contain glutamine or lecithin.
  16. Can Visceral be split between 2 servings per day?
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    Q Can Visceral be split between 2 servings per day?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:12 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, you can split Visceral between 2 feedings, this will not affect the efficacy of the supplement
  18. Is there anything in Visceral+ that will cause a horse to test positive in competition?
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    Q Is there anything in Visceral+ that will cause a horse to test positive in competition?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:07 pm
    Answered by the admin No, all ingredients in Visceral are safe for competition. We have thousands of competition horses on the product.
  20. Can Visceral+ be fed together with Tri-Acta H.A?
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    Q Can Visceral+ be fed together with Tri-Acta H.A?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 8:05 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, these can be fed together. For individualized recommendations for your horse, you can submit your horse's diet for evaluation by one of our equine nutritionists
  22. Should I be feeding Visceral+ year-round or only until symptoms have passed?
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    Q Should I be feeding Visceral+ year-round or only until symptoms have passed?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 7:57 pm
    Answered by the admin For horses with gastric upset, we recommend Visceral+, which can be used effectively during and following omeprazole treatment. We recommend feeding Visceral+ for a minimum of two months before re-assessing. It contains probiotics and nutrients that support tissue healing. A lower cost option for gut health maintenance would be our Optimum Digestive Health (ODH) Pellets. ODH also contains probiotics, however it lacks some of the ingredients to support horses with ulcers. It works by stabilizing the gut flora and promoting nutrient absorption, both of which help to support gut health.
  24. Can Visceral+ be used in horses that have never had ulcers?
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    Q Can Visceral+ be used in horses that have never had ulcers?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 7:49 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, Visceral+ can be used as a complete GI tract supplement even if you don't suspect ulcers. It contains high levels of probiotics, medicinal herbs, prebiotic substances and toxin binders to support optimal gastric and hindgut health. When the hindgut bacteria and tissues are healthy and functioning well, then it's much easier for horses to gain weight, muscle mass and feel their best!
  26. Can Visceral help with fecal water syndrome?
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    Q Can Visceral help with fecal water syndrome?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 16, 2021 7:28 pm
    Answered by the admin Fecal water syndrome can be difficult to resolve, but we have had many customers use Visceral+ with good success. It contains bacterial probiotics and prebiotic ingredients like MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) to nourish the hindgut bacteria and restore balance to the entire digestive system. Ingredients like glutamine, magnesium and lecithin also help to support the integrity of the intestinal lining and help the GI tract heal itself naturally. We recommend a course of 2-3 months on the full 80 gram dose, and then re-assess from there. Usually the horse can transition to Optimum Digestive Health after Visceral+ to help maintain a balanced digestive system.
  28. Is Visceral+ safe to feed with the natural E/organic Selenium?
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    Q Is Visceral+ safe to feed with the natural E/organic Selenium?
    Asked by casskerf on March 9, 2021 8:49 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, Visceral+ is safe to feed in conjunction with Natural E/Organic Se
  30. Can Visceral+ be fed with Amino Trace?
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    Q Can Visceral+ be fed with Amino Trace?
    Asked by Jordan Miller on January 24, 2021 12:58 pm
    Answered by the admin

    Yes, the two products can be fed together.

  32. Is Visceral+ safe for a miniature horse with IR and PPID?
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    Q Is Visceral+ safe for a miniature horse with IR and PPID?
    Asked by Tara Munro on January 23, 2021 10:18 am
    Answered by the admin

    Yes, Visceral+ is safe for IR/PPID horses and ponies.

  34. I am considering putting my ulcer prone horse on Visceral+. My horse is on Omeneity Premix which has 4.8g of iodine. Horses require just 1-2mg per day of iodine with toxicity set approximately 50mg per day (NRC, 2007). Visceral has 2000mg of kelp.  "According to Nutrient Requirements of Horses, produced by the National Research Council, iodine levels in kelp can be as high as 1,850 mg/kg dry matter, whereas the average iodine requirement is 0.35 mg/kg dry matter. In other words, 1 oz (28 g) of kelp would provide up to 66 mg iodine when the requirement for a 1,100 (500-kg) horse in moderate work is 4 mg per day." (https://ker.com/equinews/kelp-for-horses/). With this in mind, I am concerned that my horse will be at risk for iodine toxicity.
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    Q I am considering putting my ulcer prone horse on Visceral+. My horse is on Omeneity Premix which ...... Read more
    Asked by Julie on January 20, 2021 11:21 am
    Answered by the admin

    A 500 kg horse at maintenance requires 3.5 mg/day, up to 4.4 mg/day for one in work.  Even if you tripled your iodine value of 1,850 mg/kg to 5,550 mg/kg of iodine in kelp, the 2 grams listed in Visceral+ would only provide 11 mg of iodine, for a total of 15 mg per day combined with the Omneity - no where near the max tolerable level.  Furthermore, the kelp listed on the ingredient list of Visceral+ is not raw kelp, so there is negligible iodine in Visceral+.  There is absolutely no concern of iodine toxicity combining Visceral+ and Omneity.

  36. What is a good maintenance dosage for a horse on Visceral+ – there are presently no ulcers?
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    Q What is a good maintenance dosage for a horse on Visceral+ – there are presently no ulcers?
    Asked by Julie Dinwoodie on October 28, 2020 3:13 pm
    Answered by the admin

    80 grams per day.  Some people have fed half rates with success, but we have not done any work on lower doses.

  38. Do you think it is best to feed in the morning or at night ? Our horses are fed four times a day with the last feed at 9 pm and the first at 7 am. Adele
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    Q Do you think it is best to feed in the morning or at night ? Our horses are fed four times a day ...... Read more
    Asked by Adele Hern on September 11, 2020 9:08 pm
    Answered by the admin Hi Adele, There should be no significant difference in efficacy between feeding in the morning or at night. When first adding Visceral+ to your horse's diet, you may find that they prefer a smaller amount split between feedings.
  40. My mare is back to work following injury. She needs to lose weight easy keeper. Gets vitamins supplement and hay. I cant work her too hard all i can do is decrease her food intake. She shows no sign of ulcers. Concerned not having hay 24/7 may result in ulcers. Would your product help in preventing ulcers
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    Q My mare is back to work following injury. She needs to lose weight easy keeper. Gets vitamins sup...... Read more
    Asked by Janet deschambault on September 6, 2020 5:57 pm
    Answered by the admin Hi Janet, Yes Visceral+ helps to maintain stomach and hindgut health and support your horse's immune system. It can be used as part of an ulcer prevention program. Your horse may also benefit from a feeding net to slow down the rate at which she eats hay. This might allow you to give her access to hay 24/7 while aiding in weight loss.
  42. I just ordered Visceral+ for my mare she refuses to eat it even with grain. I have given her Visceral+ in the past and did not have any issues feeding it to her. Do you have any recommendations?
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    Q I just ordered Visceral+ for my mare she refuses to eat it even with grain. I have given her Visc...... Read more
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on June 11, 2020 9:26 am
    A

    We have some tips and tricks for introducing a new supplement to your horse on our blog post. The tip that has worked the best is hand feeding a combination of oats and molasses from your hand and slipping a few pellets in after you've done that a few times.

  44. Is Visceral+ safe for a pregnant mare?
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    Q Is Visceral+ safe for a pregnant mare?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on June 5, 2020 8:18 am
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    Visceral+ has not been tested in pregnant or lactating mares. Therefore, as per regulations we cannot advise that you can feed it to pregnant or lactating mares.

  46. I don’t live with my horses so I can’t feed daily. The best I can do is 2 or 3 days out of 8. Will it help at all without feeding daily?
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    Q I don’t live with my horses so I can’t feed daily. The best I can do is 2 or 3 days out of 8. Wil...... Read more
    Asked by Ashley on June 2, 2020 9:14 pm
    Answered by the admin

    Ashley - it's going to have limited effectiveness when fed that far apart for the physical protection offered by Visceral+ in the stomach.  The hindgut modifiers will still have an effect.  It's obviously not ideal, but maybe better than nothing?

  48. I'm worried my picky horse will not eat Visceral+. Can I return the product if he doesn't eat it?
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    Q I'm worried my picky horse will not eat Visceral+. Can I return the product if he doesn't eat it?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 10:19 pm
    Answered by the admin We've managed to get even the pickiest eaters to eat Visceral+. Start with a small amount and it shouldn't be an issue. IF you do have issues, we will take care of it. You need to order directly from us though, shipping is free.
  50. Can I give Visceral to a yearling?
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    Q Can I give Visceral to a yearling?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 9:24 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, you can feed Visceral+ to a yearling. It contains completely natural ingredients. Simply adjust the dosage to your horse's bodyweight.
  52. I am looking at your Visceral + and I am wondering if there is a loading dose and then it's continued at a lower dosage as maintenance? Or is it possible to feed until improvement is seen and then stop?
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    Q I am looking at your Visceral + and I am wondering if there is a loading dose and then it's conti...... Read more
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 9:23 pm
    Answered by the admin We do not recommend a loading dose, in fact we usually suggest starting at a lower dose to ensure acceptance and then increasing to the recommended dosage. I honestly think a loading dose is often recommended just to sell more product, not because it's actually helpful. In terms of stopping, that is highly dependent on the situation. For example, if the ulcer is induced because of showing, for example, then it would be best to maintain the horse on Visceral+ for the entirety of the show season as a preventative. If it is a one off situation that likely caused the issue, such as changing barns, then one to two months of treatment is probably sufficient. I wouldn't stop as soon as you see improvement though, give it at least a month. Depending on the severity of the ulcer, they can take months to heal completely.
  54. Will anything in Visceral+ test positive FEI classes?
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    Q Will anything in Visceral+ test positive FEI classes?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 9:23 pm
    Answered by the admin There is absolutely nothing in Visceral+ that will cause a positive test.
  56. Is there enough DHA in Visceral to not have to supplement with other omega-3 fatty acids?
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    Q Is there enough DHA in Visceral to not have to supplement with other omega-3 fatty acids?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 9:23 pm
    Answered by the admin There typically is enough essential fatty acids in the base diet to meet the horses requirement. It depends on what you are trying to achieve if you would consider supplementing more DHA. For example, the amount of DHA in Visceral+ is unlikely to provide a big benefit to joint health, although there will be some.
  58. I'm thinking of ordering 20 kg of Visceral for one horse so that would last eight months. Is the shelf life good for that length of time?
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    Q I'm thinking of ordering 20 kg of Visceral for one horse so that would last eight months. Is the ...... Read more
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 9:23 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, the shelf life of Visceral+ is up to two years.

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