Jun 17, 2020

Nutrena® Adds Empower® Digestive Balance To Product Lineup

By Nutrena - Press Release

For horse owners that seek nutritional support for their horse's gut discomfort, Nutrena® has added Empower® Digestive Balance supplement to its lineup. Intestinal and gastric discomfort in horses is often due to stressful situations such as rigorous training, competing, shipping, frequent changes in environment, and even drastic changes in weather. While the structure of a horse is quite large, their gastrointestinal system is rather small, sensitive, and susceptible to upset.

"Horses can suffer from digestive upset which can be demonstrated through irritable behavior, poor appetite, and sometimes loose manure," says Russell Mueller, Equine Product Line Manager with Cargill Animal Nutrition. "These challenges can be even greater in performance horses which are exposed to more stress from traveling, performing, and constantly changing environments. Empower Digestive Balance is a pelleted topdress that brings multiple nutritional technologies into one product to support the overall health of the entire digestive tract."

Empower Digestive Balance contains marine calcite, encapsulated butyric acid, zinc, and proprietary yeast culture. This innovative product provides a comprehensive approach to gastric health by buffering the stomach, maintains or supports tissue integrity for better nutrient absorption, and helps balance the normal microbial environment.

This new offering from Nutrena joins the Empower product family which includes Empower Boost and Empower Topline Balance®. All Empower products are scientifically designed for low feeding rates.

Empower Digestive Balance is intended to be fed with any fully fortified and balanced existing diet. It is offered in 40lb. bags across the United States and is available at over 4,000 Nutrena retailers.

To learn more about this exciting new product offering, visit NutrenaWorld.com.

About Cargill

Cargill's 160,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial, and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.

About Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health

Cargill's Animal Nutrition & Health business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries. Fueled by our innovation and research, we offer a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world, helping put food on the plates of nearly one billion people around the world every day. Cargill's Animal Nutrition & Health business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools, and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry. For more information about Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health visit http://www.cargill.com/feed.

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