FORCO uses highly effective yeast cultures and digestive enzymes in making FORCO Feed Supplement Digestive Fortifier . FORCO uses a formula that began in research over 25 years ago. This formula combines different cultures and enzymes causing a synergistic effect which makes the fermentative quality greater than if each ingredient is used individually.
FORCO Feed Supplement Digestive Fortifier is a one of a kind product. It is one of the few pure and all-natural products on the market. It is dependable, stable, and safe. It does not contain live microbial or live-cell yeast, due to their perishability and inconsistent performance. It has no carriers or fillers and there are no supplemental vitamins, minerals or proteins. The FORCO formula contains only pure fermentation products designed to promote normal microorganism and bacteria population in the digestive tract of the horse.
Most horse owners are very concerned with what and how they feed their horses, but this is only one side of the equation. To maintain optimum health and nutrition in the horse, the horseman not only has to feed balanced rations but also must maintain a balanced micro flora in the digestive tract.
What is a balanced micro flora? It is a bacterial population in the horse’s gastro-intestinal (GI) tract, which is not over inhabited by pathogenic bacteria (organisms having a detrimental effect on the animal). There are many different species of bacteria that normally occupy the GI tract of the healthy horse. Only a few of these are dominant and the rest are present in small numbers; the dominant species are the beneficial bacteria.
A number of factors can cause an imbalance between the beneficial bacteria and pathogenic bacteria. These factors are stress, ingestion of toxins, abrupt feed changes, feeding of antibiotics, etc. The beneficial bacteria are suppressed and the pathogens take over. This over-population by the pathogens causes inflammation and erosion of the gut wall allowing the bacteria to enter the horse’s circulatory system. Microbiologists also believe that the killing off of certain bacteria within the gut that normally stimulate animal resistance and immunity to disease can decrease the horse’s resistance to chronic infection. Also, there is a direct relationship between stress and digestive upsets.
In other words, stress can kill bacteria; decreased bacterial populations can lead to digestive upset.