EMBI-100 equine horse care feed supplement for mycotoxin binding and
inhibition, holistic health and nutrition products
How Do Mycotoxins Affect Horses?
EMBI-100 is presently showing a high potential for mycotoxin binding
/ inhibition and field studies indicate numerous other benefits from the
effects of this product.
the effects of mycotoxins on horses are not well documented in scientific
literature, in field situations apparent mycotoxin problems appear to be
significant. Mycotoxins have been implicated in a variety of health
problems including colic, neurological disorders, paralysis,
hypersensitivity, and brain lesions.
The cumulative effect of feeding low levels of mycotoxins may also
contribute to a gradual deterioration of organ functions. This in turn
affects growth rate, feed efficiency, fertility, respiration rate, the
ability to perform work, and life span. Cases of mycotoxin-related horse
deaths are consistently reported throughout the southeastern United
States. Due to the lack of conclusive scientific research concerning the
levels of various mycotoxins tolerated by the horse, emphasis should be
placed on feeding mycotoxin-free grain and forage to all horses.
herbivores with a simple stomach (nonruminant). The large intestine has an
active microbial digestive ability to allow digestion of forages.
However, in the horse the small intestine, which is the major site of
absorption, occurs before the fermentative digestion. As a result, horses
are more susceptible to mycotoxins than ruminants, since nutrient
absorption occurs prior to fermentative digestion in the horse compared to
ruminants in which absorption occurs after fermentative digestion.
or working horses have a high energy requirement and require a higher
concentrate intake, and thus would be most susceptible to problems with
Working horses would include growing horses less than two years of age,
brood mares in late gestation and early lactation, and horses at moderate
or intense work levels.
Other horses, that are only lightly worked, would be more likely to be
exposed to mycotoxin-contaminated hays or forages. Since moldy forages are
generally less palatable than normal forage, horses fed moldy forages
typically refuse feed before ingesting enough feed to cause severe
intestinal tract damage.
Mild colic is typically noted in such cases. Unfortunately, most molds
associated with grains fed to horses do not readily affect palatability.
Consequently, horses are most often exposed to the mycotoxins found in
grains. Grain mycotoxins are readily absorbed and should be considered to
be potentially lethal for horses.(NC State
contains natural highly adsorbent
montmorillonite layered silicate
and humified vegetable carbons with a honey comb pores structure,
containing a myriad of substances found in several naturally occurring
deposits of minerals produced by metamorphic and sedimentary activities of
the earth's geology millions of years ago.
EMBI-100 also contains MOS mannan oligosaccharides
glucomannans and FOS
fructose oligosaccharides, dried lactobacillus acidophilus whey
fermentation solubles combined with specific botanical herbal
extracts known for their nutraceutical effects in animal feeds.
ingredients contained in EMBI-100 are not affected by high extrusion
temperatures or pelleting
The ingredients contain aggregate
forming molecules that act as chelating agents
which can mobilize nutrients across various tissue membranes, thereby
increasing the hio-availability of nutrients, especially minerals within
the horse feed. These nutrients are often complexed (tied-tip) by such
agents phytates and phosphates etc.
In addition to the benefits
associated with the physical dynamics of Equitrol Premix, it
also provides a nutrient-dense source of rare, naturally chelated macro
and micro nutrients which are no longer readily supplied by various
feed-stuffs due to soil depletion and processing methods.
Equitrol is a source of biosis
factors, pathogen inhibition
resulting from the addition lactobacillus acidophilus whey fermentation
solubles rich in lactic acid, lactose, amino acids and other undefined
nutrient factors (U.N.F's.) created during the fermentation process.
Indications: EMBI-100 potential benefits when added to horse
Binding and inhibition of mycotoxins
(2) Helps reduce blood urea nitrogen B.U.N.
(3) Provides naturally chelated minerals
(4) Normalize acid alkaline balance in gut
(5) Stimulates production of digestive enzymes
(6) Stimulates the growth of beneficial intestinal
(7) Improves feed conversion less fecal output
Adding a bit of raw honey or molasses
enhances the flavor for finicky horses. This will also allow the powdered
product to stick and adhere to the grains and will prevent settling to the
bottom of feeding bowls.
Contains No Animal or Rendering By-Products
General: Free Choice Horses
daily ration use 2 to 3 oz per/head/day