Digestive VM- Our ultimate vitamin, mineral & amino acid supplement

$92.50

Correct vitamin, mineral and amino acid nutrition is essential for your horse to achieve optimal health. To meet these needs, we have created Digestive VM.. the ultimate vitamin, mineral, and amino supplement. With ingredients such as organic selenium and chromium, natural vitamin E, plus essential amino acids like lysine and threonine, Digestive VM is platinum standard. With added digestive support, Digestive VM also contains glutamine and a yeast derived prebiotic. Being free from sugars, grains and molasses, Digestive VM is for next level health.

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Digestive VM is the ultimate vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplement and has been formulated to fill nutrient gaps of forage (pasture or hay) based diets, unfortified grain diets or diets whereby less than the recommended feeding rate of a commercial feed is being fed.

The yeast derived prebiotic supports the good bacteria in your horse’s hindgut, making fibre digestion more efficient and keeping the good bacteria happy to support overall health. It provides vitamins and minerals in their most bioavailable form including natural vitamin E, organic selenium and organic chromium.

It also supplies essential amino acids to assist in building top line, strong hooves and promote gut health.

It does not contain grain, grain by-products or molasses, making it a good option for horses prone to laminitis, diagnosed with PPID (Cushings) or PSSM and overweight horses on an energy restricted diet.

Why should I use Digestive VM?

Digestive VM is a comprehensive vitamin, trace mineral and amino acid supplement. It supplies nutrients known to be important for your horse’s everyday functions and health based on established daily requirements.

Digestive VM has been formulated to fill nutrient gaps of forage (pasture or hay) based diets, unfortified grain diets, or diets whereby less than the recommended feeding rate of a commercial feed is being fed.

The yeast derived prebiotic supports the good bacteria in your horse’s hindgut, making fibre digestion more efficient and keeping the good bacteria happy to support overall health. It provides vitamins and minerals in their most bio-available form, including natural Vitamin E, organic selenium and organic chromium.

It does not contain grain, grain by-products or molasses, making it a good option for horses prone to laminitis, diagnosed with PPID (cushings) or PSSM and overweight horses on an energy restricted diet.

What is in Digestive VM?

Digestive VM is scientifically designed with combination of minerals, essential vitamins and amino acids with an added yeast derived prebiotic.

It contains the maco minerals Calcium, Phosphorous and Magnesium as well as trace minerals Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Iodine and Chromium. A complex vitamin premix including Vitamin E, plus amino acids Threonine, Lysine and Glutamine.

Do I feed VM once or twice daily?

The daily dose rate of Digestive VM can be fed once per day or divided between two meals per day, if more than 0.5kg per 100kg of body weight in grain-based feed is being fed per day.

Why would I use VM over other vitamin & mineral supplements?

Digestive VM is formulated to fill the nutrient gaps in most common forage and unfortified diets, meaning you’ll only need one supplement to meet your horse’s daily nutrient requirements for trace minerals and vitamins. It contains the additional benefit of supplying essential amino acids to build top line, strong hooves and promote gut integrity. Plus it supplies a powerful prebiotic to support a healthy hindgut environment which promotes optimal fibre fermentation to supply your horse with a cool source of energy and production of vitamins including b-group vitamins for calm behaviour.

Can both Digestive VM & Digestive EQ be included in my horse’s diet?

Yes!

Digestive VM has been formulated to compliment the use of Digestive EQ, or be used on its own if your horse doesn’t require Digestive EQ. The combination of the two products aim to promote overall health by supporting gut health and providing essential minerals and vitamins required by your horse.

If I feed Digestive EQ & Digestive VM is that too much calcium in the diet? What happens if I exceed daily calcium requirements?

This greatly depends on your horse’s requirements and what the rest of your horse’s diet consists of including forage type, complete feed (if any) and other supplements used.

Calcium is a pretty safe mineral if fed in excess of your horse’s requirement however it is recommended that you seek nutritional advice from an independent nutritionist or use FeedXL Horse Nutrition Software to access your horse’s diet.

Can I use Digestive VM on laminitic horses?

Yes – Digestive VM contains no grain or grain by-products or molasses making it an excellent vitamin and mineral supplement choice for laminitic prone horses.

How long will a 4kg tub of Digestive VM last?

Each 4 kg tub will vary in the time that it lasts your horse.

In formulating Digestive VM we have been very specific with the feeding rates for each horse and will vary depending on their body weight, age and exercise workload. All feeding rates are clearly outlined on the label.

What does Digestive VM look like and how do I feed it?

Digestive VM is a cold pelleted product that has a lucerne aroma. It is fed in your horse’s daily feed/s and mixed throughout.

Where can I buy Digestive VM?

We have trained distributors throughout Australia that can not only supply the product but can also assist you with your questions.

Additionally, we have it available in select retails stores. To find your closet distributor or retail store head to Locate Our Product

Alternatively, you can buy it directly via our website and it will be posted to you within 24 hours.

Do I need to feed Digestive VM all year?

Horses have daily requirements for nutrients and therefore it is recommended to feed Digestive VM every day for optimal health.

Even when pasture of good or excellent quality is available or new season hay is fed in adequate amounts, forage-based diets and unfortified grain diets may still be lacking in trace minerals and essential amino acids. So, while your horse may be receiving adequate energy, protein and major minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium) from these unfortified diets, it is likely that nutrients like copper, zinc, selenium and iodine may be deficient within the diet. In addition, the vitamin content of hay decreases rapidly after harvesting and therefore supplying additional vitamins is essential for horses where hay is the sole forage source.

What does organic and chelated mean?

A chelated mineral is one whereby it is attached to an amino acid, also called a proteinate.  Chelates are described as organic minerals in contrast to inorganic minerals, those that are not bound to amino acids. Minerals commonly used in horse feeds and supplements in chelated form include iron, selenium, chromium, cobalt, copper, zinc and manganese.

Based on results from other species, it is thought that some chelated minerals are more digestible than non-chelated forms.

If the pellets are cold pressed will that affect efficacy?

The process of cold pressing a vitamin and mineral supplement into a pellet ensures vitamins are not damaged by heat, as can occur with steam-pressed pelleted supplements. The benefits of pressing a supplement into a convenient tasty pellet is that it minimises the likelihood of your horse sifting out the supplement.

How can I be sure my diet is balanced?

Digestive VM is formulated to fill the nutrient gaps commonly found in many diets, including  forage based (hay or pasture) diets with or without unfortified grains and to top up nutrients in situations where less than the recommended rate of a commercial feed is being fed. You can give yourself peace of mind that you’re providing your horse with balanced diet by consulting with an independent nutritionist or using a program such as FeedXL to assess the diet for yourself.

I’m using a feed that has vitamins & minerals in it, so can I use Digestive VM?

Are you feeding the full recommended feeding rate of a good quality commercial feed  according to your horse’s age, workload and body weight? If so, it is unlikely you will need additional vitamins and minerals as supplied by Digestive VM. However, if you’re feeding less than the recommended feeding rate it is likely you’ll need to top up some nutrients to ensure the diet is meeting your horse’s requirements. It will depend on your preferred commercial feed as to how much Digestive VM is required to fill nutrient gaps. Again, consult with an independent nutritionist or use a program such as FeedXL to assess the diet for yourself.

What horses will best benefit from Digestive VM?

All horses benefit from a diet which meets their nutritional requirements. So, whether your horse is on a forage only diet and not currently feeding a vitamin and mineral supplement or you’re looking for a supplement to compliment your mix-your-own style ration, Digestive VM will fill common nutrient gaps in these types of diets and have your horse feeling, looking and performing at their best.

Why does Digestive VM have B Vitamins in it, when the bacteria make B vitamins in the hindgut?

While we know microbial fermentation in our horse’s hindgut produces B-vitamins, it is unknown to what extent this process can fulfil their requirement for these vitamins.

Some handy hints for assistance

  1. The pelleted form makes it easy to administer and reduces the chance of horses sifting it out;
  2. Introduce slowly to allow your horse to get used to the taste;
  3. All feeding rates can be found on the label;
  4. Do not exceed the recommended feeding rates;
  5. Always put the lid tightly back on;
  6. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us immediately.

Your bucket of Digestive VM has all of the recommended feed rates on the back

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Digestive VM comes with a 45g scoop. Adjust your measurements accordingly as per the feeding directions.

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Additional information

Weight 4 kg
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4KG TUB, 15KG TUB

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